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Background of Raymond Stein

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Dr. Raymond Stein, MD, FRCSC, is an esteemed global leader in refractive surgery who has successfully performed more than 80,000 vision correction procedures. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Toronto Medical School, where he currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Stein completed his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and a cornea and external disease fellowship at the prestigious Willis Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He serves as the Medical Director of the renowned Bochner Eye Institute in Toronto.

Raymond Stein has established himself as an expert and pioneer in refractive and implant surgery and was the first surgeon in all of Canada to perform corneal cross linking with Riboflavin for keratoconus and ectasia. He was also the first eye surgeon in Canada to implant the ReSTOR and Tetraflex IOLs for improved distance, intermediate and near vision. Dr. Stein was the first surgeon in Canada to use the IntraLase IFS femtosecond laser for creation of the LASIK corneal flap.

Dr. Raymond Stein is frequently invited to lecture at medical conferences throughout the world. He has authored numerous published articles, more than 15 book chapters and books on various subjects pertaining to refractive surgery. In fact, Dr. Stein is the author of the first clinical textbook on laser vision correction for instruction on advanced surgical techniques.

As a testament to his prolific career and unsurpassed surgical skills, Dr. Stein was chosen to serve at the Chief Eye Surgeon for W Network’s “Style by Jury,” a popular makeover television show in Canada. He is also the editor of the prestigious scientific journal “Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology.”

In recognition of his accomplishments in refractive surgery, Dr. Stein has been honored with numerous prestigious awards from both national and international professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Intraocular Implant Club and the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. He has also served as the President of prestigious Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Stein is the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Scarborough Hospital in Toronto and Cornea Consultant at the Mount Sinai Hospital

Education:

Undergraduate:

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

1975-1977

 

Medical School:

Doctor of Medicine

University of Toronto Medical School

1978-1982

 

Residency:

Mayo Clinic

1983 -1986

 

Fellowship Training:

Willis Eye Hospital, Philadelphia

1986-1987

Experience:

Bochner Eye Institute

Medical Director, Eye Surgeon

1997- Present

 

Scarborough Hospital, Toronto

Chief of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologist

1987- Present

 

Mount Sinai Hospital

Cornea Consultant, Ophthalmologist

1989 – Present

 

University of Toronto Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Professional Affiliations:

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists

Wills Eye Hospital Alumni Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

Ontario Medical Association

International Society of Refractive Surgery

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

International Implant Club

Academy of Ophthalmic Education

Raymond Stein, MD, Honors and Awards:

1987 – 1988 Award for most outstanding article of the year published in the University of Toronto Medical Journal, titles “Lifesaving Ocular Signs.”

1990- 1991 Award for outstanding teaching, Ophthalmology Residents Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, April 1991.

1991 – 1992 Nominated for Atkinson award, outstanding undergraduate teaching, University of Toronto.

1993 – 1994 Award for outstanding undergraduate and post graduate teaching, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto.

1997 Honor award of American Academy of Ophthalmology

1997 Honor award of Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists

1998, ‘99, ’00, ’01, ‘02
Best paper of session, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society

2001 Awarded membership into International Intraocular Club

2003 Best paper of session, International Society of Refractive Surgery

Books:

1.      Raymond M. Stein, Bernard J. Slatt, Harold A. Stein. A Premier in Ophthalmology: A Textbook for Students. Mosby.

2.       Raymond M. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman, Harold A. Stein. The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel. Mosby, 2006.

3.      Raymond Stein, Harold A. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman, Lynn D. Maund. Residents Contact Lens Curriculum Manual. Mosby.

4.       Raymond  Stein, Harold A. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman, Lynn D. Maund. Contact Lenses: Fundamentals and Clinical Use. Slack Incorporated, 1996.

5.      Raymond Stein, Bernard J. Slatt, Harold A. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman. Fitting Guide for Rigid and Soft Contact Lenses: A Practical Approach. Mosby, 2002. 

6.      Raymond Stein, Harold A. Stein, Albert Cheskes. Laser Vision Correction: Welcome to a World Without Glasses or Contact Lenses.

7.      Raymond Stein, Harold A. Stein. Management of Ocular Emergencies. Medicöpea International.

8.      Raymond Stein, Bernard J. Slatt, Harold A. Stein. Ophthalmic Terminology: Speller and Vocabulary Builder. Mosby, 1991.

9.      Editor. Raymond M. Stein. Proceedings of the External Eye Meeting. Medicöpea International, 1995.

10.  Raymond M. Stein, Harold A. Stein, Albert Cheskes. The Excimer Fundamentals and Clinical Use. Slack Incorporated, 1997.

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers and Articles:

1.      Raymond M. Stein. Laser vision correction: 20 years of personal experience. ASCRS EyeWorld.

2.      Raymond M. Stein. Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Riboflavin (C3-R) and other Surgical Options in the Management of Keratoconus. Academy of Ophthalmic Education (AOE).

3.      Raymond M. Stein. Ten Pearls for Treating Hyperopic Astigmatism. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.

4.      Raymond Stein. Techniques for Advanced Surface Ablation. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.

5.      Raymond M. Stein. Phakic Implants Can Expand a Refractive Surgery Practice. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.

6.      Raymond M. Stein. Patients to Avoid Personality Screening. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.

7.      Raymond M. Stein. Keratoma-Assisted ASA. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.

8.      Raymond M. Stein. Defining Safety in Keratome Technology. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.

9.      Raymond M. Stein. Clinical Experience with the Allegretto Wave in Custom and Standard Treatments. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists.

10.  Raymond M. Stein. Advances in Refractive Surgery. Ophthalmology Rounds.

Raymond Stein Reviews