Arif Samad, MD, FRCSC

Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Chairman, CME Committee

Dalhousie University

Secretary-Treasurer CRS

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Arif Samad received his BSc and Medical degrees from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed his postgraduate residency in Ophthalmology followed by a fellowship in Anterior Segment surgery at McGill University, Montréal, Québec. Dr. Samad then went on to undertake a Vitreo-Retinal fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisana. Currently, Dr. Samad is a practicing retinal specialist in Halifax, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Dalhousie University.


He is actively involved in resident teaching, and is Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education committee. Dr. Samad is the Chairman of the Atlantic Eye Symposium, and Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Retina Society. He has lectured in Canada and internationally and is a consultant for Novartis and Alcon.


His research interests include a study of growth factors involved in proliferative and angiogenic diseases of the retina. He is involved in several clinical trials and is collaborating with visual scientists at the University of British Columbia and Harvard. He has traveled extensively and is actively involved in international ophthalmology.

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