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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Kamiar Mireskandari, MBChB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences


Phone: 416-813-7403
Fax: 416-813-7040
Email: kamiar.mireskandari@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari joined as a staff at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 2009 and is an Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He studied medicine in England and did his Ophthalmology residency at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK. Dr Mireskandari has over 20 years of experience in Ophthalmology and during his training he has won numerous prizes including the Muthasamy Gold medal for the most distinguished candidate in 1999 for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh examinations in Ophthalmology. He has authored more than 50 scientific papers and has been an invited speaker internationally. He is the SickKids director for ophthalmology residency program and the Co-Director of the only dedicated Paediatric Cornea Fellowship in the world.

Mireskandari’s research interests are anterior segment surgery and wound healing. He received a PhD from the Ocular Repair & Regeneration Biology Unit at University College London based on his thesis: “Models to investigate the role of anti-TGFbeta antibodies in lens and corneal wound healing”. Dr Mireskandari is fellowship trained in Cornea, Refractive and Ocular Surface diseases (Moorfields) as well as Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (SickKids). His clinical and surgical practice includes corneal transplantation, external diseases, cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, strabismus and general paediatric ophthalmology.