Natalie Doughty


Dr. Doughty is an ophthalmology resident at UCalgary. She was born in the USA and due to her father’s Naval career has lived in multiple states, but spent most of her adolescence in Washington, USA. She immigrated to Canada in 2010 after completing her first Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures: Spanish. She then pursued an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and a Master’s in Molecular Biology at the University of Manitoba. Partway through her Master’s she was accepted into Medical School at the University of Manitoba and completed both degrees concurrently in the 2017-2018 academic year. Since then, she has pursued her Ophthalmology specialty training at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Doughty’s research work in her Master’s focused on epigenetic microRNA regulation in oxidative stress. In residency, she has shifted her focus towards more clinically relevant research topics including evaluating different topical pain management regiments post-corneal surgeries and procedures; novel management techniques in Pfeiffer syndrome; and most recently has taken on a collaborative project with Infectious Disease at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in evaluating the presentations and outcomes in patients with ocular syphilis.


Dr. Doughty doesn’t have too much free time these days. If she is not doing clinical work, research, or studying you can find her chasing her toddler or one of her 2 dogs around the house/neighborhood!

FRCSC University of Calgary, AB, Canada – Expected Certification 2023

MD University of Manitoba, MB, Canada 2018

MSc University of Manitoba, MB, Canada 2017

Biological Sciences: Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Epigenetics

BSc Hons. University of Manitoba, MB, Canada 2013

Genetics Major

BA Whitman College, WA, USA 2010

Foreign Languages and Literature: Spanish Major

Studied in Ecuador, Peru, and Spain

Chemistry and Biology Minors

Calgary Surgical Research Development Fund 2021

University of Calgary Resident Leadership Travel Grant 2019

Alan Klass Memorial Award Recipient 2016

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship Funding 2013

Undergraduate Student Research Award 2011

Whitman College International Internship Funding 2008 & 2009

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