Dr. Robert Mitchell

M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Graduating from the University of Alberta in 1971 with further ophthalmic training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Australia, and a F.R.C.S.C, Dr. Robert Mitchell established Mitchell Eye Centre in 1984. Since then, Dr. Mitchell and his team have been providing quality eye care services to Calgarians by delivering the most advanced and innovative technology available. Today, Dr. Mitchell has helped grow Mitchell Eye Centre to the forefront of eye care delivery in not only Western Canada, but across the country. In 2018, Dr. Mitchell established Me Cosmetic, a physician-led provider of progressive anti-aging cosmetic services and procedures.

  • M.D. University of Alberta
  • Ophthalmic training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Australia
  • Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Established three eye clinics in Vietnam, performing 1,000+ cataract surgeries, 300+ corneal grafts and introduced LASIK to the country
  • Co-founded the University Eye Foundation
  • Co-founded the Southern Alberta Eye Centre where Mitchell Eye Centre is now located
  • Established Me Cosmetic, a physician-led provider of progressive anti-aging cosmetic services and procedures.

  • Alberta Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmologists
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta
  • The Canadian Ophthalmology Society
  • The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Surgical Correction of Hyperopia by PRK, LASIK and Clear Lensectomy.
  • Ophthalmic Practice. February 1997 (Vol. 15 No. 1); Clear Lens Extraction for High Hyperopia.
  • Ocular Surgery News. November 1998; Refractive Lensectomy for Hyperopia.
  • Video Journal of Ophthalmology.1998; Refractive Case Presentations.
  • Canadian Ophthalmic Case Consultations. April 1999; WaveFront Results.
  • Ocular Surgery News. November 2002; TOSCA Results.
  • Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology. October 2004; My First 1,000 Epi-LASIK Cases.
  • Ophthalmology Management. March 2007; Roundtable with 8 International Epi-LASIK Experts.
  • Moria Surgical. June 2007; Effect of Combination of Dorzolamide and Timolol on IOP after Cataract Surgery.
  • Clinical & Surgical Ophthalmology. Volume 27, Number 66/ 12, 09.

Dr. Patrick Mitchell

M.D., F.R.C.S.C., A.B.O

Practicing as a general practitioner before pursuing ophthalmology, Dr. Patrick Mitchell finds his broad knowledge across general medicine to be beneficial in his retina practice. With a particular interest in paediatric retinal diseases, which are rare and can be difficult to correctly diagnose and treat, makes his extra training in this area a great benefit to Southern Alberta. Outside of work, Dr. Mitchell likes to spend his spare time with his wife and children. He is an avid golfer, skier, runner, and hockey player, making Calgary’s four seasons perfect for him.

  • M.D. from the University of Calgary
  • Completed residency in family medicine with the Univeristy of Calgary
  • Completed general ophthalmology training in Virginia
  • Completed general ophthalmology training at the Eastern Virginia Medicine of School
  • Became chief ophthalmology resident at the University of Calgary
  • Became clinical assistant professor at University of Calgary.

Dr. Brett Poulis

M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Raised in beautiful Salmon Arm, BC Dr. Brett Poulis completed his PhD at the University of Victoria (UVic). He then completed medical school at the University of British Columbia (UBC). During his tenure at UBC, his love for Ophthalmology began, and he subsequently completed his 5-year Ophthalmology Residency training here in Calgary. After graduation, he obtained an International Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Fellowship at the prestigious Francis I Proctor Foundation at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He currently practices General Ophthalmology with an Interest in Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Diseases.

Dr. Poulis has been published in many peer-reviewed journals. His research has been presented at local, national, and international conferences. He has been actively involved in teaching various aspects of Ophthalmology to medical students, residents from other disciplines, including Family Physicians.

In Dr. Poulis’ free time, he enjoys playing competitive soccer and making the most of living in Western Canada through camping, hiking, and lake life. He has a keen interest in forestry health which included experiences as both a BC Heli-Attack Firefighter and BC Heli-Logger.

  • PhD at University of of Victoria
  • Medical School (Ophthalmology training) University of British Colombia
  • Achieved prestigious Fellowship at University of California San Francisco
  • Published research in prestigious peer-reviewed journals
  • Currently practices General Ophthalmology with an interest in Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Diseases.

Dr. Michael Ashenhurst


Dr. Michael Ashenhurst, MD, FRCSC, earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985. He completed an internship in internal medicine at McGill University, followed by residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. Specializing in oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Ashenhurst underwent additional training at the University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan, and Moorefield’s Eye Hospital in London, England.

Since 1991, Dr. Ashenhurst has performed over 40,000 ocular procedures, focusing on eyelid, orbital, and lacrimal diseases, including expertise in the lacrimal system (tear glands and ducts). He concurrently serves as an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, with prior roles as a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ashenhurst has shared his insights as an invited speaker at the University of Toronto and held significant positions, including program chair and section chief for the University of Calgary residency program from 2013 to 2018.

  • His notable accomplishments include receiving the Hilliard Silver Medal and the Lange Book Prize for high achievement during his studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Ashenhurst’s contributions to publications such as the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Cornea showcase his commitment to advancing the field. His participation as a presenter at conferences, including those hosted by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons, the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Canadian Ophthalmic Pathology Society, further highlights his dedication to professional development.
  • Dr. Ashenhurst is affiliated with esteemed organizations, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, the Alberta Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons.

Dr. Jason Wesolosky

M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Dr. Wesolosky graduated from the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine in 2016. He then completed the Canadian intensive 5-year Ophthalmology training program in Saskatoon in 2021. He proceeded directly to medical practice here in Calgary. He is a native Albertan, living in Edmonton before moving to Calgary for medical school in 2013. He practices comprehensive Ophthalmology as well as cataract surgery and has a special interest in Dry Eye. His research interests include artificial intelligence algorithms for diagnosis of disease as well as the socio-economic burdens of disease.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Wesolosky worked extensively in the restaurant and automotive industries. During his free time he enjoys cooking and travelling.