Chief, Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Asim Ali

Asim Ali

Dr. Ali is the Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children's Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and holds the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Following a B.A.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, he completed his medical degree and residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. He then went on to further postgraduate training with separate fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Cornea and External Disease at Washington University, St. Louis, USA. Since returning to Canada, his practice and clinical research have focused on glaucoma and cornea/external disease disorders in children, as well as paediatric cataract and other anterior segment abnormalities.

At SickKids, Ali is also the Co-Director of the Paediatric Cornea Fellowship, as well Director of Clinical Services for Ophthalmology. In the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, he is the Chief of the Paediatric Service and has served as the Fellowship Director from 2013 - 2018.

Past Hospital Chiefs:

2014-2017 Dr. Agnes Wong
2003-2013 Dr. Elise Heon
1992-2002 Dr. Raymond Buncic