J. Alexander Fraser, MD, FRCPC


Associate Professor, Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Ophthalmology, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital B7-104
Phone: 519-663-3702
Secretary: Rosanna Rajsp


Bio Sketch

Dr. Fraser received his Bachelor of Science degree and MD degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax.  He completed residency training in Neurology at Western University and fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta.  He is board-certified in Neurology by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Fraser is currently an Associate Professor at Western University with a primary appointment in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and a cross-appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology. He joined the Department in 2009. He is a member of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation, the American Association of Neurology, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.


Dr. Fraser has research interests in idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), optic neuritis, optic dis drusen, pituitary tumor-related vision loss, mitochondrial disease, vascular neuro-ophthalmology, and the neuro-ophthalmology of Parkinson's disease.  He also has an interest in issues pertaining to resident and medical student education.

Medical Interests

Botox for blepharospasm/hemifacial spasm, Eye Movement Disorders, Optic Nerve Disorders, Pupil and Eyelid Dysfunction, Neuro-ophthalmology

Honours and Awards

  • 2014-present, Fellow, North American Neuro-Opthamology Society
  • 2009, Best Paper by a Fellow, Emory University Opthamology Residents' and Fellows' research Day Scientific Session
  • 2006,  Best Paper by a Resident, CNS Department Residents' Research Day
  • 2003, Dr. Graham Gwyn Memorial Prize in Neurology, Dalhousie University


PubMed Publications Listing


Budhram A, Gabril MY, Lee DH, Fraser JA. Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis With Optic Neuropathy Heralding Systemic Vasculitis. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jan;44(1):105-107. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.51. Epub 2016 May 17. PubMed PMID: 27184909.

Fraser JA. Teaching Video NeuroImages: Video-ophthalmoscopy: Nystagmus from the inside. Neurology. 2016 Oct 25;87(17):e210. PubMed PMID: 27777350; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5089526.

Khimdas S, Fraser JA. Abducens neuromyotonia: a delayed neuro-ophthalmic complication of cranial radiation. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct;51(5):e157-e158. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2016.05.020. Epub 2016 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 27769345.