Board of Directors

Dr. Shahin Jaffer

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

Location: Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Shahin Jaffer is an internal medicine specialist in Delta and New Westminster, B.C. 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 Associate Professor at UBC. Her main areas of expertise are endocrinology 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 is engaged in clinical research and tutors medical students in communication and clinical skills, case-based learning, and physical examination skills. During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Dr. Jaffer served as a medical officer for the Opening, Closing and Victory ceremonies at Olympic Stadium (B.C. Place). Dr. Jaffer volunteers her time with other charitable organizations, one goal being the alleviation of global poverty through sustainable community development programs in health care and education in the developing world.