Pioneering Laser Vision Surgeon
After finishing his studies at Vanier College, Mark Cohen went on to complete his medical degree and specialization in ophthalmology at McGill University. While at McGill, Dr. Cohen was awarded the Holmes’ Gold Medal, which is given to the graduate of the Faculty of Medicine with the highest academic standing upon completion of 4 years of medical school. He then completed his training with a post-doctoral fellowship corneal transplantation surgery and laser vision correction of the cornea.
Dr. Cohen is a certified C-LASIK instructor, one of only 14 surgeons in North America with this designation to teach LASIK. In 2007, Dr. Cohen was awarded the BMO-Arista award organized by the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal as the leading Young Professional in Quebec. In 2008, Dr. Cohen was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in a national competition sponsored by the Globe and Mail and the Caldwell Group.
He co-founded the now 20 clinic LASIK MD chain along with Dr. Avi Wallerstein and is currently both its President as well as one of its two National Medical Directors. As a cornea and laser vision correction specialist, Dr. Cohen is responsible for teaching laser eye surgery to ophthalmology residents from McGill University, University of Montreal and the University of Sherbrooke. You can read his full bio from the Lasik MD website.
On May 5, 2008, Dr. Cohen was the subject of an article about the Top 40 Under 40 appearing in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business which described his remarkable success story. Read the article from the Globe and Mail website or download it in PDF format.