Dr. Yousif Al Zahiri is Canadian board certified ophthalmologist, who practices medical and surgical ophthalmology, and specializes in glaucoma, anterior segment, incision cataract, refractive and laser surgeries.

A native of Kuwait City, Dr. Yousif is a cum laude graduate of McGill & Montreal University in Canada where he obtained MB, BCH, BAO & FRCS. Furthermore, Dr. Yousif completed internship at Sabah Hospital, ophthalmology residency at Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait in addition to a fellowship at the University of Montreal, and 5 years ophthalmology Training Program at McGill University in Canada. He also served as Ophthalmology Consultant & Deputy Head of Dept at Saad hospital, Al Khobar, KSA. Later on he was senior registrar at Al Bahar Hospital Eye Centre, Kuwait.

Since 2012, Dr. Yousif has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer at the Dar Al Shifa Hospital in Kuwait where he began in 2005 as medical consultant & medical director. Among his achievements was founding and heading the Ophthalmology Department in Dar Al Shifa which is deemed to be the biggest & most comprehensive centre in the private sector in the State of Kuwait.

Dr. Yousif is a member of the American Academy Ophthalmology, Canadian Ophthalmology Society, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Irish & Kuwait Medical Association. He is also a fellow of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, and the Association foe Research in Vision & Ophthalmology. Moreover Dr. Yousif has attended several key conferences in different countries and in several fields.

Dr. Yousif was the first doctor in Kuwait to perform “Relax Smile” new refractive surgery in 2001. In 2009, he was also the first doctor in Kuwait to perform “Express Valve Glaucoma Surgery”.