Education Directors

Dr. Allan Slomovic 

Dr. Allan Slomovic is the University Health Network Marta and Owen Boris Endowed Chair in Cornea and Stem Cell Research, as well as Research Director of the Cornea/External Disease Service at Toronto Western Hospital. He is past president of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) and past Chair of CPD and the Canadian Cornea and External Disease Society of COS.

Dr. Navdeep Nijhawan 

Navdeep Nijhawan graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and completed his residency in Ophthalmology there. He graduated from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fellowship at the University of Toronto in 2003.

Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele 

Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele is a Professor in the Department. She has won multiple teaching awards both at the undergraduate and resident levels for her teaching and mentorship abilities including the Silver Needle award in 2003, 2007 and 2012 for the best resident surgical teacher. She was given the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award in 2007 for distinguished service and the AAO Secretariat Award in 2012 for special contributions to the Academy and ophthalmology out of proportion to others and making a difference in her efforts.

Dr. Jennifer Calafati 

Dr. Jennifer Calafati is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who treats a wide range of pathologies with a keen interest in cataract and glaucoma. She is based out of Toronto Western Hospital as well as the Kensington Vision and Research Centre and she is a lecturer at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.