Dr. Sim Sandhu, MD, FRCSC
Now Accepting Cataract Referrals for surgery in Westlock, Alberta: North Zone
Dr. Sandhu is honored to serve the North Zone population by performing Cataract Surgery in Westlock, Alberta.
Dr. Sim Sandhu completed his Honors in Biology and minor in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa, where he also Captained the men's varsity hockey team. He was also fortunate to play NCAA hockey on a scholarship in Duluth, Minnesota. He then completed both his Doctor of Medicine and Ophthalmology training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he had the honor of serving as Co-Chief Resident.
During his training, Dr. Sandhu performed hundreds of intraocular surgeries under the direction of some of the top eye surgeons in Western Canada. He has also published numerous research articles in renowned journals, invited to conferences
around the world to present his findings including the Canadian Ophthalmology Society conference and the American Academy of
Ophthalmologists conference. He has been the recipient of multiple research awards including a two-time winner of the Reg Martiniuk prize for first place for his research at the University of Alberta, the Canadian Glaucoma Society best glaucoma paper award and the Edwin Isaac Clarke Scholarship.
He has been involved with a number of initiatives and projects pertaining to quality improvement throughout his residency and has taken additional courses and workshops in the area as well. He has helped describe the steps,
hurdles, and recommendations for the implementation of Immediately Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery which was a solution to improving quality of care and surgical wait times during COVID-19. This project received national attention and endorsement. In his clinic, he can be found regularly mentoring and teaching medical students and residents and was nominated for the PARA clinical teaching award. He takes great pride in teaching the next generation of up and coming ophthalmologists.