Calgary, November 23, 2022 – Operation Eyesight is pleased to welcome Dr. Fatimah Gilani to the Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors.
As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Gilani is involved in both research as well as clinical practice, specializing in treatment and management of a variety of eye conditions, ranging from cataracts to refractive surgery procedures, as well as a range of retinal diseases and conditions. Dr. Gilani attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and subsequently completed her medical internship and ophthalmology residency at universities across the United States, including at the Baystate Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts University. Having grown up in Kenya, she brings an international perspective to her practice and throughout her career has participated in charitable work in Kenya, Pakistan, Vietnam, Mexico and Honduras.
“As an ophthalmologist, seeing the difference the gift of sight makes in someone’s life is the most rewarding part of my job,” Dr. Gilani says. “I’m excited to be joining a global community that impacts not only the lives of individuals, but entire communities, regions and countries.”
Operation Eyesight is also pleased to welcome Jaspreet Grewal to its Canadian Board of Directors.
As a clinician, venture partner and published researcher, Jaspreet Grewal brings to the Board nearly two decades of experience in the life sciences industry.
Jaspreet has held several positions in various healthcare organizations, which has given her a broad skill set and robust healthcare and investment network while working in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Bermuda.
She holds a Master’s in Clinical Vision Sciences from Georgetown University, an Executive Certificate in Public Health from Harvard University and an Executive MBA from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests have focused drug and device trials within a range of clinical areas, including ophthalmology and paediatrics.
“I’m passionate about building ecosystems, supporting innovation, and exploring the potential of new and forward-thinking therapies for patients and families,” Jaspreet says. “Operation Eyesight is focused on partnership and leading innovative approaches to care and programs. I’m excited to be part of that. Having interned at Operation Eyesight during my undergraduate years, it’s a delight to be able to continue my contribution at a Board level and work with such an impactful, global team.”
In addition to her volunteer role with Operation Eyesight, Jaspreet is the CEO of Knowde Group, a global life sciences consulting firm. She is also a Board Director with BioAlberta and Heroic Hearts Project Canada. Additionally, Jaspreet is an Expert Advisor with Innovate Calgary, the Global Life Sciences Consultant for Calgary Economic Development, Chair of the Clinical Research Association of Canada and a Founding Member of the Alberta Life Sciences Investment Committee.
Operation Eyesight is a registered charity in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and India, with active boards of directors in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Learn more about our boards here.