Razek G. Coussa, MD, FRCSC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Special Clinical/Surgical Interests
- Vitreoretinal Surgeon
- Pediatric Retina
- Inherited Retinal Diseases
- BA – Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- MEng – Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- MPhil – Bioscience Enterprise, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
- MDCM – McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada
- Residency – McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada
- Fellowship – Pediatric Ophthalmology & Inherited Retinal Diseases, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
- Fellowship – Medical Retina & Molecular Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
- Fellowship – Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
A native of Syria, Dr. Coussa earned bachelor’s (chemical engineering) and master’s (biomedical engineering) degrees at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, followed by a master’s degree in bioscience enterprise from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He then returned to Montreal to complete his medical degree and ophthalmology residency at McGill University.
Dr. Coussa pursued fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology, inherited retinal dystrophies, and adult strabismus at the Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, and in medical retina and molecular ophthalmology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. In July 2022, he completed a prestigious two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Coussa is fluent in three languages and has numerous outside interests.
Dr. Coussa is the author or co-author of at least 35 peer-reviewed publications.