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.
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.
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.
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.
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.