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Dr. Sam E. Mansour

Dr. Sam E. Mansour

Dr. Sam Mansour has both extensive experience and expertise in the management of patients with vitreoretinal disorders. He received both his M.D. and M.Sc. (Neuroscience) degrees from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. During that time, he was awarded two competitive and prestigious scholarships:  The Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the McMaster University Scholarship, 1982 – 1984.  Thereafter, he completed an internship in comprehensive medicine at the University of Western Ontario. Later Dr. Mansour went on to complete his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto.


In 1991, Dr. Mansour was awarded the E.A. Baker Fellowship (1991- 1992).  He then came to the United States to complete his fellowship in vitreoretinal and laser eye surgery.  This was completed at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Mansour was retained by Stanford University where he was appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.  He was also Director of the Retina service and Associate Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), a major teaching hospital in the Stanford University Health Care system. He remained there until he joined the faculty at George Washington University in 2003 where he is currently a Clinical Professor  in the Department of Ophthalmology.


In addition to many publications and presentations, Dr. Mansour continues to be an actively involved instructor for the George Washington University medical students and ophthalmology residents. Since the completion of his fellowship to the present time, he has been an instructor at several American Academy of Ophthalmology courses.

Dr. Mansour is board certified in ophthalmology from the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Retinal Surgeons, Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and the Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology.