George BEIKO (Canada)

George H.H. Beiko, BM, BCh, FRCS(C), is a medical graduate of Oxford University and completed his ophthalmology specialty training at Queens University in Canada. After completing his residency, he worked for one year at the St. John Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem. He is currently a cataract, anterior segment and refractive surgeon practicing in St. Catharines, Ontario. Research interests include development of advanced cataract techniques and new intraocular implants; he has done extensive work investigating multifocal, accommodating and aspheric IOLs. He is a founding member of the International Society for Intraocular Lens Safety.

Dr. Beiko is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Beiko has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and authored twelve book chapters. He has given over 700 scientific presentations at meetings throughout the world. He has been awarded four best papers of session at the ASCRS annual meeting, Winning Video in Cataract Implant Surgery in the ASCRS Film Festival, 5 video awards in team competitions, Best Poster Award at AAO, Best Paper of Session (Cataract) at APAO-AAO Joint Meeting and the Best Original Paper in Cataract Surgery at AAO. He has been named to more than 50 visiting professor/guest lectureships. He is on the review panel or editorial board of over 30 ophthalmology journals. His honours include being elected to membership in the International Intraocular Implant Club, being named one of the “Premier Surgeons” of North America (which numbers 250 surgeons) and being made an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, by Her Majesty The Queen of England. He is the past Canadian Hospitaler for the St. John’s Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem. Recently, he was honoured on three occasions with the Gold Medal by the Indian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, an Achievement award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Senior Achievement award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an Achievement Award by the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, the Presidential Award of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the Boberg-Ans Award of the Danish Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Beiko has been a peer assessor for the Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario since 2006, and has been the lead for ophthalmology for this committee since 2009. In addition, he has provided peer assessment and review of complaints for the regulatory bodies in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.