Matthew C. Bujak, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Matthew C. Bujak graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University. After working briefly as a physiotherapist, he completed his medical degree and his ophthalmology specialty training at University of Toronto and then pursued two years of subspecialty training in cornea, external ocular disease, and refractive surgery at Doheny Eye Institute at University of Southern California and the Moran Eye Center at University of Utah. He has also trained in the prestigious London Vision clinic in London, England.
During his academic years Dr.Bujak received numerous awards in recognition of his success in athletics, academics, and leadership, but most importantly, in 2009 Dr. Bujak received the prestigious Toronto university-wide Sopman Humanitarian Award in recognition of compassionate patient care.
Dr. Bujak’s dedication to patient care has stretched beyond international boundaries, providing ophthalmic care to developing countries worldwide including India, Nepal, Philippines, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana. Through his work with the non-profit organization “Himalayan Cataract Project” Dr. Bujak has paired up with projects from the World Health Organization, Millenium Villages Project, Vision 20/20, ORBIS and USAID. He has assisted in developing residency training programs and corneal transplantation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Recognized for his accomplishments in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Bujak was the first to author and design novel treatment for diplopia with Monovision Treatment for Diplopia and has first authored chapters to a number of surgery textbooks. In addition to being the Corneal Specialist at Herzig Eye Institute, he also provides training to ophthalmology residents at University of Toronto and continues to be involved in international efforts through his role as Co-Director of International Ophthalmology.
Dr. Bujak is fluent in English, French and Polish. His personal interests include outdoor activities, namely rock climbing. He has climbed worldwide summits including a 20,000 ft mountain in the Himalayas, the largest sandstone towers in the world located in Mali, and the renowned El Capitan in Yosemite.