Kashif Baig, MD, FRCSC

Kashif Baig, MD, FRCSC is an Anterior Segment, Cataract, and Refractive Surgeon in Ottawa. He completed his medical and residency training at McGill University, MBA degree specializing in Health Services Management at McMaster University, and Fellowship training in a high-volume corneal transplant and refractive surgery program in the United States.

Dr. Baig is the Medical Director of Herzig Eye Institute Ottawa, a cataract and refractive surgery centre, and Founder/Medical Director of Precision Cornea Centre, an academic subspecialty practice. He performs tertiary-level anterior segment surgeries for adults at The Ottawa Hospital, and for children at CHEO as a Pediatric Anterior Segment Consultant.

Dr. Baig is a passionate teacher. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and is involved with teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. During his 10-year tenure as Director of the Cornea, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, he established an AUPO-certified clinical cornea fellowship as well as a separate research fellowship program. He has supervised close to 30 clinical and research fellows. In addition, he has delivered over 450 talks, instructed over 40 surgical courses at international meetings, and won several teaching awards. Dr. Baig routinely travels to operating rooms around the world to teach corneal transplant, complex anterior segment, and refractive surgery to eye surgeons.

Dr. Baig has a strong interest in the research and development of surgical innovations in anterior segment, cataract, and refractive surgery. He founded the Precision Research Centre, and is also a Clinical Investigator in Regenerative Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He has been involved in over 90 research protocols which have resulted in publications in national and international medical journals, and in presentations at scientific meetings around the world. He has performed many Canadian and North American firsts in intraocular lenses, prosthetic implants, and surgical techniques. In addition, his practice serves as an R&D Centre and Centre of Excellence for several industry-leading technology companies in eye care.

Outside of work, Dr. Baig is an accomplished chauffeur for his children and is a proud dance and karate dad. He is an enthusiastic fan of Formula 1, UFC, and Star Wars. He enjoys traveling and exploring international cuisines, and most definitely has a weakness for technology/gadgets, useless trivia, and practical jokes.


Herzig Eye Institute


1730 St Laurent Boulevard, Suite #600

Ottawa, ON K1G 5L1 Canada

Telephone – 613-412-2017

Email – Baig@Herzig-Eye.com

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