Dr. Rustum Karanjia

Dr. Karanjia is a Neuro-ophthalmologist at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. Having completed his medical training and PhD in Canada, he completed a fellowship at UCLA with Dr. Alfredo A. Sadun, a world’s expert on LHON. He is actively involved in clinical trials on LHON and is a Board member for the International Foundation on Optic Nerve Disease.

He has a number of peer-reviewed publication on LHON and is active in the community, having spoken at the LHON Day at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation annual symposium on several occasions.

Dr. Karanjiar obtained both his PhD and MD from Queen’s University and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair (Research) at the University of Ottawa and holds the Jr. Clinical Research Chair Fellowship for Ophthalmology.