Dr Judelson completed his medical school (MD) and ophthalmology residency and corneal training in South Africa before relocating with his young family to Canada in 1988. Dr Judelson is also a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Canada (FRCSE, FRCSC).
Dr Judelson was in practice in Regina from 1988 until his semi-retirement to Victoria in 2021. His practice was focused on cataract, corneal and complex anterior segment surgery. He was the medical director of the Lions Eye Bank of Saskatchewan in Regina which he helped establish in 1988. Dr Judelson was also one of the founding members of the Horizon Laser Vision Centre in Regina and Saskatoon. He has always been involved in teaching and was an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan and since relocating to BC has a clinical teaching appointment with the Department of Visual Science at UBC. Dr Judelson has presented papers at numerous meetings across North America and has been an invited speaker at many academic eye departments including UBC.
Dr Judelson has many interests outside of his profession. He was a competitive tennis and squash player and is a past president of Saskatchewan Squash. He loves living on the island and walks, hikes and cycles most days of the week. Dr Judelson has an interest in all types of music and is studying to play the guitar. Besides photography and astronomy, he is an avid horologist studying, repairing and making parts for watches in addition to repairing fine surgical instruments.
Dr Judelson is married to Anne, a RN, whom he met when he was a final year medical student. Their boys have followed in the family footsteps and are both physicians.
Dr Judelson feels privileged to have joined Drs Behn and Dam at Victoria Eye and enjoys the best of both worlds – working part time at their excellent clinic and enjoying all the beauty and activities that the island has to offer.