Board of Directors

Dr. Shahin Jaffer

Region I Representative: BC & Yukon; Chair, Women's Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Health

Location: Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Shahin Jaffer is an internal medicine specialist in the Vancouver area, and has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. She received her medical degree at Memorial University in St. John’s and her specialty training at the University of British Columbia. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Care and Epidemiology and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UBC. Her main areas of expertise are metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular health. Dr. Jaffer is also a member of the leadership team of the Women’s Heart and Brain Health Research Network at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and is involved with the Knowledge Translation and Mobilization committee of the Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance at the Ottawa Heart Institute.  She has been a principal investigator in several clinical trials.  Dr. Jaffer tutors medical students in the FMWC as well as UBC medical students in communication, clinical and physical examination skills and case-based learning.   She is a member of the Academic Appointments, Reappointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee in the Department of Medicine at UBC.  Dr. Jaffer also volunteers her time with charitable organizations, one goal being the alleviation of global poverty through sustainable community development programs in health care and education.