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Nasrin Najim-Tehrani

Title: Staff Ophthalmologist, Division of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
Designations: MBBCh, M.Sc., FRCS Ed(Ophth), FRCSC
Phone: 416-813-6525
Alternate Contact Name: Tanya Grossi
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8919
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Hospital Positions

Fellowship Director
Division of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences


Dr. Najm-Tehrani was trained in medicine in the United Kingdom at The University of Wales, College of Medicine and graduated in 1987. Her ophthalmology training was in Cardiff, Liverpool and Birmingham in the U.K. and she has been a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1992 and a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Canada since 2011.

She trained as a fellow in paediatric ophthalmology in The Princess of Wales Hospital in Birmingham, England followed by a second year at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. During her ophthalmology residency training in the UK she also gained a M.Sc. degree in Health Care Policy and Management.

Tehrani has a special interest in the management of diseases of the anterior segment of the eye, specifically cataracts, glaucoma and uveitis in childhood affecting the newborn through to teen age. Her expertise is in both medical and surgical treatment of challenging and complex cases of paediatric cataracts and glaucoma. She has specialist expertise in management of Retinopathy of Prematurity, a keen interest in introducing telemedicine in the assessment of ROP in the more remote regions of Ontario and is the lead clinician in the ROP service.

Education and experience

  • 1987: MB BCh, College of Medicine, University of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1998–2002: Specialist Registrar, West Midlands Specialist Registrar Training Program, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2002: Clinical Fellowship, Final year of Specialist Registrar training, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Diana Princess of Wales Childrens’ Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2002: M.Sc., Health Care Policy & Management, School of Social Sciences, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2003: Clinical Fellowship, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • 2005–present: Staff Ophthalmologist, Lead Clinician for ROP Program, Ophthalmology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada


  • 2019: American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Commemorates contributions to the Academy, its scientific and educational programs, and to the advancement of ophthalmology. San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 2016–present: Treasurer, Canadian Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • 2010: Celebrating Innovations in Health Care 2010, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Ministerial Sponsored Health Expo 2010 Achievement Grant)


  1. Fung S, Hamouly A, Sami H, Jiandani D, Williams S, Tehrani NN, Mireskandari K, Ali A. Corneal endothelium in paediatric patients with uveitis: a prospective longitudinal study. BJO. 2020: 0:1-5, doi:10.1136/bjophthalmolo-2020-316120. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  2. Khalili S, Imtirat A, Williams S, Ali A, Tehrani NN, Mireskandari K. Safety of Intracameral Moxifloxacin in the Pediatric Population: an Equivalence Study. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2020 Feb;46(2):228-234. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  3. Cheung C, Mireskandari K, Ali A, Silverman E, Tehrani NN. Earlier use of systemic immunosuppression is associated with fewer ophthalmic surgeries in pediatric non-infectious uveitis. British Journal of Ophthalmology. Published online 2019;0:1–5. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-314875. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  4. Thau A, Dawodu O, Mireskandari K, Ali A, Tehrani NN, DeBenedictis C, Bhoiwala D, Aultman Wabed Alnabi W, Leiby BE, Levin AV. Central Corneal thickness in Childhood Cataract. Cornea: 2019 August, 38(8):1003-1005. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  5. Sabri K, Moinul P, Tehrani NN, Wiggins R, Fleming N, Farrokhyar F. Video interpretation and diagnosis of pediatric amblyopia and eye disease. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: Published online 2019 July. Coauthor or Collaborator.
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