Dr. Raj Rathee completed medical school at Dalhousie University and specialized in ophthalmology at Queen’s University, where he served as chief resident focused on cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Rathee trained in basic science and clinical ophthalmology at Stanford University, as well as ocular pathology and uveitis at McGill University. He has also had extensive postgraduate experience in refractive surgery after his residency beginning with hands-on postgraduate training from his mentor, Dr. Sheldon Herzig.
During his residency Dr. Rathee was actively involved in research and teaching. He has won numerous academic awards and has presented research papers at several international meetings over the last 15 years. A diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Rathee is also accredited by the Bermuda Medical Council and affiliated with the Bermuda Eye Institute. He is an active member of several international academic societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Rathee is currently the Head of Eye Medicine and Surgery at North York General Hospital. He is also the Lead Physician at the Branson Eye Centre, which is a conglomerate of several hospitals in the region and is one of the largest eye surgical centres in the province. He is also a staff ophthalmic surgeon at Scarborough Hospital, as well as a lecturer at the University of Toronto. A skilled surgeon and clinician, he takes great pride in actively communicating with patients as a foundation for his success in practice. Although born and raised in Nova Scotia, he speaks fluent French, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, as well as some Tamil, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Farsi, and Spanish.