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Dr. Chryssa McAlister

Dr. Chryssa McAlister

LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Chryssa McAlister is an experienced ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK and cataract surgery.

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Dr. Chryssa McAlister

Learn more about Dr. McAlister

Dr. McAlister received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in biochemistry and music from Dalhousie University. She later completed a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus on health journalism at the University of King’s College before receiving her medical degree from Dalhousie University.

Afterwards, Dr. McAlister completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto, where she has also since completed a Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics.


Dr. McAlister has experience performing a wide range of ophthalmological procedures, including cataract and strabismus surgery, intravitreal injections, and a variety of laser correction procedures. In addition, she also specializes in treating pediatric patients with eye disease.

Currently, Dr. McAlister is an eye physician and surgeon at both Saint Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital. Prior to this, she was a staff ophthalmologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also currently an assistant clinical professor adjunct at McMaster University, having previously been a lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of Toronto.

Dr. McAlister’s work has been recognized through various accolades over the years. In 2019 , she was named the Waterloo Region Record Readers’ Choice for ‘Best Ophthalmologist.’ She also received the Excellence in Teaching Award from McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Waterloo as well as the Chan Award for Excellence in Paediatric Ophthalmology by Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

As an accomplished researcher, she has had her work featured in a number of academic publications, including the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the British Journal of Ophthalmology, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. McAlister has also been invited to present her research at various conferences throughout the years, such as the Toronto Cataract Conference, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society Meeting, and the World Ophthalmology Congress.


  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Toronto Ophthalmological Society
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Kitchener Waterloos Academy of Medicine
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons (Ontario)
  • Community Pediatric Ophthalmology Network
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
two decades worth of experience

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