Dr. Mounir Bashour


Over 80,000 ocular procedures performed


Educational Background

Dr. Mounir Bashour, a biomedical engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University, completed his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal. He then specialized in ophthalmology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., after working for a year as an intern at New York Medical College in New York City.

Dr. Bashour is one of the world’s few ophthalmologists to have completed three post-doctoral fellowships: pediatric ophthalmology, refractive surgery (both from McGill University), and the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship in oculoplastics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bashour also completed the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program, a certificate of teaching in biomedical sciences, and a doctorate in biomedical engineering and medical science at the University of Toronto.

Refractive Experience

Dr. Bashour has been performing laser surgery since 1994 and has extensive experience with several types of lasers and microkeratomes. He has completed more than 80,000 LASIK procedures and has also performed thousands of advanced custom wavefront procedures. Dr. Bashour has worked in several laser centres in Canada, including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, and Windsor. He was among the first ophthalmologists to perform laser refractive procedures in the United States.

Dr. Bashour taught and performed surgery at the teaching hospital of the Université de Sherbrooke, where he was ophthalmology clinical assistant professor, director of ophthalmic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the director of pediatric ophthalmology. He was also an assistant professor of ophthalmology at McGill University.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Bashour received the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Postgraduate Scholarship in 1998. He is an accomplished researcher and speaker and has won several awards for his work including “Best Scientific Paper” for work on the corneal epithelium in LASIK surgery at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2001. He is the editor of the “Wired Ophthalmologist” section in the Techniques in Ophthalmology journal.

Associations and Professional Memberships
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American, Canadian and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American and European Societies of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American and International College of Surgeons
Dr. Mounir Bashour's publications
Primary Topography-Guided LASIK: Treating Manifest Refractive Astigmatism Versus Topography-Measured Anterior Corneal Astigmatism

Wallerstein A, Gauvin M, Ruyu Qi S, Bashour M, Cohen M
Journal of Refractive Surgery 35(1):15-23, January 2019

High Myopia Outcomes With Latest Generation Excimer Laser

Kalevar A, Bashour M, Adiguzel E, Cohen M, Wallerstein A
XXXI Congress of the ESCRS (Amsterdam, October 2013)

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