Credentials at a Glance


  • Fellowship Training in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery: University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Surgical Ophthalmology Residency: University of Alberta
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD): University of Alberta


  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel of Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO)
  • Women in Ophthalmology USA

Medical Education & Credentials

Dr. Kherani completed medical school and her surgical ophthalmology residency at the University of Alberta. During medical school, Dr. Kherani spent a year at Oxford University studying the Humanism of Medicine—a field that explores the respectful relationships between physicians and their patients.

She subsequently completed a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. oculoplastic surgery is a distinct field of plastic surgery that examines reconstructive and aesthetic treatments that restore the face, with special attention on the eye area. The eye area includes the eyelids and eyebrows.

In Philadelphia, Dr. Kherani was a clinical and surgical instructor for residents and medical students at the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in a multidisciplinary team at the Centre for Human Appearance.

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Presentations & Research

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Dr. Kherani regularly speaks nationally and internationally on adult and pediatric oculoplastic conditions at meetings for professional medical organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kherani routinely performs research projects, many of which have been published in international medical journals. One of her many published research projects includes “Review of Eye Injuries Associated with Dermatologic Laser Treatment” (Dermatologic Surgery Vol. 48, No. 5, May 2022).” This review discusses the eye injuries associated with laser skin treatments. Dr Kherani and her team found that most injuries appear to be related to improper technique or a lack of adequate eye protection.

Dr. Kherani’s research guides the methods Heights Laser Centre uses to provide patients with a safer laser treatment experience. Our medical laser aestheticians, under Dr. Kherani’s and Dr. Jaffer’s direction, have extensive training and expertise, which is particularly important when treating the face and the delicate area around the eyes.

Professional Memberships, Awards & Leadership

Dr. Kherani is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and a member of the Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons. A member of the executive board for Women in Ophthalmology USA, Dr. Kherani founded its Western Canadian chapter.

Dr Kherani is the Canadian Commissioner for the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel of Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO). IJCAHPO is a professional medical organization established in 1969 to provide reputable certification and education enrichment to medical professionals recognized as ophthalmic allied health personnel. She also serves as an oral examiner for ASOPRS and is on the editorial board for Eyenet, an American Academy of Ophthalmology publication.

In 2016, Dr Kherani received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for her contribution to the field of ophthalmology. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary and a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia.

Experience the Heights Laser
Centre Difference

Dr. Kherani specializes in medical and aesthetic solutions that help men and women see, look, and feel better. As an accomplished surgeon and leader in her field, she is committed to providing excellence in medical care and exceptional service to her patients.

To meet with Dr. Kherani, request a consultation using the online form, or call our centre at (604) 298-4481 to schedule your appointment.

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