Dr. Babak Maleki, MD, FRCS(C)
Dr. Babak Maleki is a renowned board certified Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid plastic surgery.
Born in Chicago, Illinois and brought up in Montreal, Quebec by parents of Iranian descent, Dr. Maleki is a culturally sensitive and aware physician who is fluent in English, French and Farsi.
Dr. Maleki obtained his medical degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, followed by his residency in Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He then went on to complete further training in Orbit and Oculoplastic surgery at the prestigious oculoplastics fellowship program at University of Montreal under the mentorship of Drs. Francois Codere, Isabelle Hardy, Patick Boulos and Jamie Wong. Over the past decade, Dr. Maleki has performed over 10,000 eyelid procedures, including but not limited to blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), ptosis repair (droopy eyes), brow lift, removal of under eye bags, eyelid tumors, management of Thyroid eye disease (Grave’s orbitopathy) and correction of eyelid malpositions.
In 2010, he was recruited to Dalhousie University to establish an oculoplastic surgery program providing service to all 4 provinces in Atlantic Canada. In addition to his aptitude for surgery, Dr. Maleki is also passionate about teaching. As the director of postgraduate training program in oculoplastics at Dalhousie University, Dr. Maleki trained over 40 medical residents and students in ophthalmology, ENT, maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery. In 2015, he joined the faculty of ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and continues to serve the academic community in the Greater Toronto Area.
Dr. Maleki has pioneered and developed an interactive course in techniques of oculoplastic surgery for ophthalmologists across Canada. Internationally, he has also taught oculoplastics as part of ORBIS, a global charitable non-profit organization that provides free surgery for underserved populations worldwide as well as training for local doctors.
Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Maleki has served as president of the Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery. He remains an active member of the same society as well as a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Canadian Ophthalmology Society. He is also president-elect of the Toronto Ophthalmology Society and serves as a scientific reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology for his expertise in oculoplastic surgery.
In 2016, Dr. Maleki joined Dr. Oestreicher at Toronto Eyelid Surgery, a leading center in Canada for ophthalmic plastic surgery and cosmetic laser eyelid surgery. Toronto Eyelid Surgery is proud to be the referral center for cosmetic plastic surgeons with difficult and revisional cases as well as patients seeking a second opinion. Dr. Maleki was appointed Medical Director of the Toronto Eyelid Surgery clinic in 2018 and continues its mission of being a center of excellence for cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery.
Dr. Maleki is a true music aficionado. He has cultivated an extensive music playlist from around the world. He often asks his patients about their music preferences and changes his operating room tunes accordingly.
In his leisure time, he enjoys running, playing tennis and spending time with his wife and children in Toronto.
Dr Maleki is well-known for his kind and caring manner and his down-to-earth approachability. At the same time, he is highly knowledgeable, posses a keen attention to detail and is extremely dedicated to his patients. Book a consultation today to see why thousands of patients have put their trust in Dr Maleki.