Étienne Bénard-Séguin

About

Dr. Benard-Seguin is the current Chief Resident of the Ophthalmology Program. He was born to two french Canadian parents in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Benard-Seguin pursued a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa graduating Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the Faculty Gold Medal. He then pursued his Medical School at Queen’s University, graduating in 2018. Since then, he has pursued his Ophthalmology specialty training at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Benard-Seguin’s research work focuses on using Artificial Intelligence on Fundus Photographs for the detection of Neuro-Ophthalmic conditions. His project, titled Artificial Intelligence to Predict Optic Neuritis Subtypes from Ocular Fundus Photographs, won first prize at the Neuro-Nexus competition in 2020. This laid the groundwork for a successful application for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Pilot Grant. More recently, he has been selected as a finalist for the Eye on the Cure Grant from Fighting Blindness Canada.Dr. Benard-Seguin is also working on creating low cost, 3D printed devices to improve patient care.
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In his spare time, Dr. Benard-Seguin enjoys watching and playing soccer. He is an avid Barcelona FC supporter. He has two pandemic kitties named Gordon and Fergus.

2018 – Present

OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENCY

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

2014 2018

MEDICAL DOCTORATE (MD)

School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

 

2011 – 2014

BACHELOR OF GENERAL SCIENCE (BSC) Summa Cum Laude

Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2015

FRANKLIN & HELENE BRACKEN SCHOLARSHIP IN MEDICINE

Awarded annually to the medical students in the Faculty of Health Sciences with the highest academic standing. (3040$)

 

2015

DANIEL MACTAVISH BAKER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to the student obtaining the third highest standing in the examinations of the first medical year. (800$)

 

2015

D.T. SMITH PRIZE IN PHARMACOLOGY

Awarded to the student in the first medical year making the second highest standing in Pharmacology. (50$)

 

2014

EDGAR FORRESTER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to the student with the highest academic standing of the Queen’s School of Medicine entering class. (1000$)

 

2014

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA GOLD MEDAL

Awarded to the student with the highest academic standing of the graduation class.

 

2013 – 2014

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Awarded to a student who demonstrated outstanding academic success during the academic year. (500$ x2)

 

2012 – 2014

DEAN’S HONOUR LIST

Awarded to a student who demonstrated academic excellence by obtaining a cumulative GPA of over 8.5.

 

2011 – 2014

ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIP (95%+), UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Awarded to a student with an admission average over 95%. Maintain cGPA over 8.5 for renewal. (4000$ x3)

 

2011

GOVERNOR GENERAL’S ACADEMIC BRONZE MEDAL, ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE MARIE RIVIER

Awarded for academic excellence to the student who achieved the highest high school graduating average.

2020

NEURO NEXUS CHALLENGE 1ST PLACE PRIZE

1st Place awarded for our project “Exploring the Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Distinguish Typical Optic Neuritis from Atypical Optic Neuritis”. 10 000$

 

2017

BARSKY PRIZE IN OPHTHALMOLOGY 

Awarded to the Queen's medical student, in any year, who obtains the highest standing in a research project, related to ophthalmology, presented to Queen's Department of Ophthalmology. 150$

 

2015, 2016

HÔPITAL MAISONNEUVE-ROSEMONT FOUNDATION

RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP 

Scholarship awarded to a student with an exceptional academic record. 6500$ (x2)

 

2015

FRQS VISION HEALTH RESEARCH NETWORK INITIATION TO VISION

RESEARCH AWARD 

Awarded to an exceptional candidate in order to conduct Vision research. 1500$

 

2014

NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL (NSERC)

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

Awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic success and research aptitudes. 6000$

 

2014

NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL (NSERC)

CREATE TRAINING IN QUANTITATIVE BIOMEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic success and research aptitudes. 6500$

 

2012 – 2013

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (UROP)

Awarded to a student with a cGPA over 7.5 to conduct research with a professor during one semester. 1000$

 

2011 – 2012

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a student with an admission average over 90% who demonstrates research skills and excellence in science. 10 000$

Research projects

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