Antoine Sylvestre-Bouchard


Dr. Antoine Sylvestre-Bouchard was born in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. Having set his mind on eye surgery since high school, Antoine pursued his undergraduate studies in natural sciences at the Cégep Gérald-Godin, and entered medical school directly at the Université de Montréal. With a growing interest for research in ophthalmology, he took a one-year break from his MD to complete a Master’s Degree.

To make the best out of an unsuccessful first match in his home province, Antoine opted to help tackle the pandemic in Montreal and started studying in Big Data at UdeM to learn how to exploit the sheer amount of data collected in Health. With his new-found knowledge, he became the lead programmer for Montreal’s COVID response team and developed numerous softwares that are still in use today. This time, having decided to try his luck in the rest of the country, he successfully matched in Calgary.

During his master’s, Dr. Sylvestre-Bouchard studied the biocompatibility of a novel corneal biosynthetic implant developed by a world leader the domain, his co-director Dr. May Griffith, PhD. He is now applying his growing knowledge in Big Data and ophthalmology to improve the efficiency and reach of pathology screening and treatment. He is highly invested in the application of AI and VR in vision health. Together with his partner, Aude Rouisse, a low vision rehabilitation specialist, he also wants to improve the resources available to those whose condition is beyond repair.


When not working or sleeping, you can find Antoine enjoying Calgary’s food scene, biking around the Reservoir, playing video games on the gaming PC he built himself…or developing this website!

2021 – Present


University of Calgary


2020 – 2021

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (Grad.Cert.) – Analysis of Big Data in Health

Université de Montréal. Short Graduate Program


2017 – 2020


Université de Montréal. Biomedical Sciences – Experimental Medicine


2014 – 2020


Université de Montréal


2012 – 2014


Cégep Gérald-Godin. Natural Sciences


Master's Training for Medical Students Scholarship (M.D.-M.Sc.)

Quebec Research Fund – Health (FRQS) – $30,000



Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – $35,000



Biomedical Sciences Graduate Excellence Award

Université de Montréal (UdeM) – $4,000



Master’s Scholarship From the Suzanne Véronneau-Troutman Fund and the Ophthalmology Research Fund of the Université de Montréal (FROUM)

Université de Montréal – $32,000



First Prize Award : Ophthalmology Research Internship

FRQS Vision Health Research Network (VHRN) – $3,925


2015 – 2016

FROUM Project Grant – A New Generation of Corneal Biosynthtic Implant :Feasibility Study in the Context of an Inflamed Eye

Université de Montréal – $10,000



First Prize Award : Whitearn Scholarship for Research in Ophtalmology

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital – $6,500



First Prize Award : Institution’s Highest Cumulative Average While Significantly Partaking in the Student Life

Cégep Gérald-Godin – $100



First Prize Awards : Integrative Research Project of Greater Scientific Value – Scientific Jury & Physics Jury

Cégep Gérald-Godin – $300 & $100



Governor General Academic Medal

Collège Charlemagne

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