Dr. Marino Discepola

Dr. Discepola is a full-time staff Ophthalmologist and professor at McGill University and is the course director of the TCP curriculum. He is the main supervisor of the TCP learning platform and his goal is to make the course one of the leading Ophthalmology curriculums in the country. His excellent teaching skills and devotion to developing medical student knowledge ensures that the TCP program continuously improves and stays up to date with evolving technology. 

Course director; Assistant professor of Ophthalmology, McGill University

Dr. Andre Ali-Ridha

Dr. Ali-Ridha is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract/glaucoma surgeon.  He is the principal founder of this TCP educational platform as well as the McGill PEEPS community ocular trauma program. He initiated the program together with the course director Dr. Discepola. One of his passions is teaching which motivated him to become involved in improving the TCP curriculum. He was behind the idea of creating educational videos as well as cases and lectures to enhance medical student learning. His many academic awards speak for themselves including his McGill Medical Student Teaching award, as well as his Excellence in TCP award and he was nominated for the 2018 Excelsior award and the John Ruedy award for Innovation in Medical Education from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

Founder; Comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract/glaucoma surgeon

Dr. Soumaya Bouhout

Soumaya is one of the co-founders of the platform. Initially created when she was a medical student at McGill University, she continued to participate in the development of the site during her residency at the University of Montreal. Through this project, she hoped to integrate her interest in ophthalmology, technology, and education. She believes that the more approachable content is, the easier you can integrate it into your learning style.  Along with her many attributes, she is very outgoing and exceptionally hard-working. She has great team-work skills and is a pleasure to work with in the clinic with a strong knowledge base in Ophthalmology. 

Co-Founder, Ophthalmology resident, Université de Montréal

Dr. Ali Salimi

Ali is currently an Ophthalmology resident at McGill University. He is well-known for his charismatic personality and dedication to getting things done. He is full of energy and very positive in addition to being an exceptional team player. He is in charge of obtaining images for the eye pathology section and video creation. His strong technical skills behind the ophthalmic skills series videos are the main reason why the videos are of such great quality. With a passion for research, Ali envisions himself as a future clinician-scientist with an active role in medical education.

Project Lead; Ophthalmology Resident, McGill University

Natasha Lattimore

Natasha is the coordinator of the entire TCP curriculum. Thanks to her, more than 150 students rotate smoothly through the different sites in Ophthalmology each year. She has played a pivotal role in connecting the TCP platform directly to the Faculty of Medicine. Through her strong work ethic and enduring commitment to medical student teaching, she has single-handedly improved the TCP course over the last few years. She is one of the most compassionate staff in the program as she consistently helps medical students and residents throughout the program. 

TCP administrator & Residency program coordinator

Dr. Ali Hafez

TCP site director - McGill Academic Eye Centre (MAEC)

Dr. Chantal Ares

TCP site director - Jewish General Hospital (JGH)

Dr. Robert Koenekoop

TCP site director - Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH)

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For any inquiries please contact:

Ms. Natasha Lattimoreophrpc.med@mcgill.ca

Dr. Marino Discepolamarino.discepola@mcgill.ca

Three Clinical sites : 

- McGill Academic Eye Centre:

5252 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1

Jewish General Hospital, Ophthalmology clinic (L400): 

3755 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H3T 1E2

Montreal Children's Hospital: 

1001 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4A 3J1