Saama Sabeti, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Saama Sabeti, MD, MPH, FRCSC is a Cornea, Anterior Segment, Cataract, and Refractive Surgeon, providing patient care at Herzig Eye Institute, Precision Cornea Centre, and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, where she serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sabeti’s passion for ophthalmology stems not only from her love of the intricacies of the human eye and surgical approaches to managing ocular disease but more importantly from her desire to have a positive impact on the lives of patients she serves, enabling improved function and overall quality of life through the restoration of sight.

Dr. Sabeti completed her undergraduate and medical training at the University of British Columbia, where she was the recipient of numerous scholarships, awards, and distinctions, including the British Columbia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Prize in Ophthalmology. She completed her residency training at the University of Ottawa and her fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment, and External Disease at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, where she underwent high-volume training in the implantation and management of the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Her passion for research has led her to publish in several journals and present her work at numerous national and international conferences over the years, winning the Best Paper of Session award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual conference. She currently serves as the Research Fellowship Director at Precision Cornea Centre.

Dr. Sabeti has had a longstanding interest in public health, health policy, and quality improvement, leading her to complete a Master’s Degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concurrently with her residency. She currently serves as the Quality Lead for the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Sabeti also has a strong passion for global health, with experience volunteering abroad in numerous countries. She is a Global Health Fellow alumnus of the Duke University Global Policy and Governance Program and has also completed an internship at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva. Most recently, she traveled to India in order to learn to perform manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS), a skill she hopes to put to use during future cataract missions and surgical teaching trips abroad.


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