Dr. Saama Sabeti is a Cornea, Anterior Segment, Cataract, and Refractive Surgeon, providing patient care at Herzig Eye Institute Ottawa, Precision Cornea Centre, and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, where she serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sabeti completed her undergraduate and medical training at the University of British Columbia, where she was the recipient of numerous scholarships, awards, and distinctions, including the British Columbia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Prize in Ophthalmology. She completed her residency training at the University of Ottawa and her fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, where she underwent high-volume training in the implantation and management of the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Her passion for research has led her to publish in several journals and present her work at numerous national and international conferences over the years, winning the Best Paper of Session award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual conference. She currently serves as the Research Fellowship Director at Precision Cornea Centre.
Dr. Sabeti has had a longstanding interest in public health and health policy, leading her to complete a Masters Degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concurrently with her residency. She has been nominated by the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa to attend the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Leadership Program of the Telfer School of Management and to take the lead on the Department’s quality improvement efforts.
Dr. Sabeti also has a strong passion for global health, with experience volunteering abroad in numerous countries. She is a Global Health Fellow alumnus of the Duke University Global Policy and Governance Program, and has also completed an internship at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva. Most recently, as a senior resident she travelled to India in order to learn to perform manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS), a skill she hopes to put to use during future cataract missions and surgical teaching trips abroad.