About Sickkids
About SickKids

Asim Ali, MD, FRCSC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Fellowship Director - Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences


Phone: 416-813-6806
Fax: 416-813-5159
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7190 (Clinical)
Alternate Fax: 416-813-7040 (Clinical)
Alternate e-mail: asim.ali@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Ali is a Staff Ophthalmologist at The Hospital for Sick Children's Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and holds the rank of Assistant 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, Dr. Ali is the Fellowship Director for the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship and 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 Fellowship Director and Chief of the Paediatric Service. 

Areas of Specialty

  • Corneal and external disease
  • Corneal transplant
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract and anterior segment reconstruction
  • General paediatric ophthalmology