About Us

The Canadian Ophthalmology Student Interest Group (COSIG-GECIO) is  a collective run by medical students interested in ophthalmology from across Canada. Our goal is to support other medical students interested in ophthalmology by sharing resources, facilitating connections, and promoting student research and advocacy efforts.

What is Ophthalmology?

 

In Canada, ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have received their MD and completed a 5 year residency in an accredited ophthalmology program. Some choose to further their training in a subspeciality, including cornea and external disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic pathology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, retina, uveitis, and low vision. They are surgical and medical specialists of the eye and work in hospitals and clinics. Ophthalmologists are an essential part of a patient's care team, in addition to optometrists, nurses, occupational therapists, and other allied health professionals. 

 
2021-2022 Executive Team
 
Directors
Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen
Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen

McGill University

Amirthan Sothivannan
Amirthan Sothivannan

B.H.Sc.

McMaster University

Daiana Roxana Pur
Daiana Roxana Pur

B.M.Sc., M.E.Sc

Western University

Clara Long
Clara Long

B.H.Sc.

Dalhousie University

Dominique Geoffrion
Dominique Geoffrion

B.Sc.(Hons)

McGill University

M.D.,C.M. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D.,C.M. and Ph.D. Candidate

Executive Director

Director of Marketing

Director of External Affairs

Director of Education

Director of Communications

Diana Gueorguieva
Diana Gueorguieva

LL.B./J.D.

Université de Montréal

Mohammad Ali Khan
Mohammad Ali Khan

M.Sc.

McMaster University

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

Junior Director of Marketing

Junior Director of Education

Resident Advisors
Dr. Michael Nguyen
Dr. Michael Nguyen

M.D.

University of Toronto

Dr. Cody Lo
Dr. Cody Lo

M.D.

University of Ottawa

PGY4 Resident, President, Canadian Council of
Ophthalmology Residents (CCOR)

PGY1 Resident, Director of Education and External Affairs, Canadian Council of Ophthalmology Residents (CCOR)

COSIG Representatives
Dominique Salh
Dominique Salh

                               

M.Sc.

Dalhousie University
Maggie Hou
Maggie Hou

                               

B.H.Sc.

University of British Columbia
Andrew Samuel
Andrew Samuel

                               

B.Sc.

University of Manitoba
Stuti (Misty) Tanya
Stuti (Misty) Tanya

                               

B.Sc.(Hons)

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Alexandru Panaitescu
Alexandru Panaitescu

                               

Université de Sherbrooke
Eisi Mollanji
Eisi Mollanji

                               

B.Sc.(Hons)

University of Ottawa
Taylor McGaughey
Taylor McGaughey

                               

B.Sc.N.

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Emma Hillier
Emma Hillier

                               

B.A.Sc.

University of Alberta
Laura Wu
Laura Wu

                               

University of Saskatchewan
Charles Paco
Charles Paco

                               

B.Sc.(Hons)

Queen's University
Jordan Huang
Jordan Huang

                               

B.H.Sc.

University of Calgary
Bryan Wong
Bryan Wong

                               

B.Sc.

University of Toronto

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

M.D. Candidate

Past Executive Members
 

2020-2021

Cody Lo, M.D. (Director of External Affairs)

Abdullah Al-Ani

Alana Sorgini

Antoine Etcheverry, M.D.

Cameron RobbMackay

Emre Islam

Kristen Piche

Michael Penny, M.D.

Rishi Gupta

Tyler Henry, M.D.