Dr. Samir Jabbour


Over 8,000 ocular procedures performed


Educational Background

Dr. Jabbour earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiology (BSc) and a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (MDCM) with great distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He then underwent a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Montreal, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Jabbour completed two years of fellowship in cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgery at the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland and the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, England. He is board-certified in ophthalmology in Canada and the USA. In addition, he is completing a Master of Public Health (MPH) in epidemiology and biostatistics at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Refractive Experience

Dr. Jabbour has extensive experience in both refractive corneal procedures, including LASIK, PRK and PTK surgery as well as lens-based procedures such as RLE, ICL, Phakic IOL, and cataract surgery. He is an expert in keratoconus and corneal ectasia and offers CXL and CXL + T-PRK surgeries.

Dr. Jabbour is an ophthalmologist and a cornea, cataract, and external disease specialist at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). In addition, he is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Montreal, and an adjunct clinical professor at McGill University. He serves as the director of the Cornea and Anterior Segment Fellowship at the CHUM, where he trains future corneal specialists. Dr. Jabbour is actively involved in the clinical and surgical teaching of medical students and residents at both university centers.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Jabbour’s research has been published in top peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO), and the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has won several research grants and has participated in clinical trials in Canada, the USA, and the United Kingdom. He also lends his expertise as an external reviewer for various scientific journals, such as Cornea, Eye, and Clinical Ophthalmology.

Dr. Jabbour has presented his work at several conferences, including at the annual meetings for the Canadian Ophthalmology Society (COS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS). He taught and led multiple instructional courses at these conferences. He has also been invited to give talks in many countries. He served as an organizing member for several national and international meetings, including for the University of Montreal’s EOUM and the Cornea Focus committee’s meeting in London.

Dr. Jabbour won several awards during his training based on academic achievement. He has received scholarships and awards from a variety of institutions, including Harvard University, the University of Montreal, and the CHUM.

Dr. Jabbour is a spokesperson for the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and has raised awareness on multiple ophthalmic public health issues. He has been featured on several radio shows, TV shows, and articles in Quebec.

Associations and Professional Memberships
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Société française d’ophtalmologie
  • Société de l’Association française des implants et de la chirurgie réfractive
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec
  • Association des médecins ophtalmologistes du Québec
  • Collège des médecins du Québec

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