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Apr 2014
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Stem cell transplant MD named one of Toronto’s best

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Toronto Life has profiled 30 of “Toronto’s Best Doctors,” with about 1,000 of the city’s physicians participating in a poll to nominate the best MDs based on skills, reputation and their contributions to their field of specialty.

Dr. Allan R. Slomovic, the Research Director of the Cornea/External Disease Service at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network (UHN), has been profiled as a top eye surgeon.

We recently featured the story of Taylor Binns, who suffered from limbal stem cell deficiency, a rare condition that occurs when the stem cells in a narrow band of tissue around the cornea break down, causing blindness and extreme pain. Dr. Slomovic performed first stem cell transplant in Canada to treat the condition and Taylor is now free of pain and back to his normal life.

Dr. Slomovic has done about eight limbal stem cell transplants in the last two years and is hoping to make UHN the leader in the field of ocular regenerative program.

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