Dr Dorothy Shaw was recently appointed VP, medical affairs, at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She previously served as medical director of the Diagnostic Ambulatory Program at the hospital from 2000 to 2003.
Dr Shaw is internationally recognized for her advocacy efforts to advance women’s rights and improve the health of women, newborns, and children.
Her past accomplishments include being named as Canada’s spokesperson for the G8/G20 by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health in 2010, and being named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2008.
Dr Shaw was the first woman president of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the youngest person at the time to lead the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. Dr Shaw received her medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1972 and her fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology in 1978. She joined the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1979 after a fellowship in perinatal genetics with a cross appointment in medical genetics.
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