Dr. Dorothy Shaw MD
Dorothy Shaw, (MBChB, FRCSC, FRCOG, CEC, CCPE) is the Vice President, Medical Affairs for British Columbia's Women's Hospital & Health Centre, responsible for quality and safety in patient care using patient-centred, cost-effective approaches. She is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Previous leadership roles at UBC include Associate Dean, Equity and Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shaw is academically recognized through many peer reviewed papers and chapters, as well as the Executive Producer of an award winning film on insights into FGM, and is highly sought after as an invited speaker all over the globe. She is recognized for her contributions to the health and rights of women in Canada and globally and known for her collaborative approach in all aspects of her work to facilitate better outcomes, based on evidence. Dr. Shaw has received several highly prestigious awards in Canada and globally.
Dr. Shaw is Past President of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (1991-1992) and was the first woman President of FIGO from 2006-2009. She was the inaugural chair of the FIGO Committee for Women's Sexual and Reproductive Rights from 2000-2003. Dr. Shaw is a spokesperson for the Partnership for Maternal Newborn Child Health and engaged in civil society advocacy related to Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health. She currently chairs the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Current interests include women's sexual and reproductive rights, international women's health, professionalism, faculty career development, leadership development and executive coaching.
I do not have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose.
I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).