Dr. Behn completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a Master of Science in the Department of Ophthalmology and Neurology/Neurosurgery at McGill University, Montreal, QC. He then returned to the province and completed his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. After finishing his medical degree, Dr. Behn had the opportunity to explore Canada’s East Coast. He completed his specialty training in ophthalmology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS and in the same year became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Behn completed Glaucoma fellowship training at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England. Moorfields Eye Hospital is the oldest and largest eye hospital in the world and the international leader in ophthalmology surgery, teaching and research. Dr. Behn has won numerous awards for his work throughout his academic career. He has researched, published and presented widely in the area of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Behn has performed thousands of eye surgeries focusing on Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma care. Dr. Behn also enjoys travelling, experiencing different cultures, and has volunteered his surgical and medical expertise in the developing world. On one of his trips, he travelled to Bolivia as part of a group and performed over one hundred sight-saving operations.
Dr. Behn’s connection and commitment to Vancouver Island is long and spans generations. He was born and raised in Nanaimo, BC. His grandfather, Walter Behn, was a passionate politician and championed healthcare in Port Alberni, BC.