Dr. Lois M. Townshend is an honors graduate of the University of Western Ontario Medical School. Dr. Townshend served a residency and internship in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Duke University. Medical staff at the BID-Plymouth hospital, and member of Cape Cod Preferred Physicians, Dr. Townshend is board certified in ophthalmology in Canada and the United States. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of The American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr. Townshend, along with her surgical assistant Ann Marie Schulze, founded the non-profit organization Mission For Sight (MFS) in 1994. The objective of MFS is to provide eye surgery to children in developing countries and, where possible, to teach local ophthalmologists the surgical skills needed to service children's eye needs. Dr. Townshend and Ann Marie have traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, to Bangladesh, and to Honduras with Mission For Sight. There they have operated on children with cataracts, strabismus, and eyelid abnormalities.
When outside the office, Dr. Townshend enjoys biking and traveling with her husband and daughters - combining both activities when possible.