Dr. Shahin Jamal completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy at McGill University. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 1999 and then completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Queens University and Rheumatology training at the University of Toronto in 2004. She went on to obtain her Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 2007. Her thesis work focused on the delays in treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and barriers to care. She completed the Clinical Investigator Program with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2007.
Dr. Jamal was awarded a Canadian Arthritis Society Clinical Fellowship from 2002 to 2004. She received a Canadian Arthritis Network Post Doctoral Fellowship Award from 2005 to 2007 and a Canadian Society Research Fellowship from 2005 to 2008. In September 2013, she received the Arthritis Society Clinician Teacher/Educator Award.
Currently, Dr. Jamal is an active staff physician in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at Vancouver Coastal Health. She is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and site coordinator for the residency training in rheumatology at Vancouver General Hospital. She was involved in the early development and implementation of the Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort (CATCH) and is Director of Diamond Center Early Arthritis Program. She is chair of the Guidelines Committee of the Canadian Rheumatology Association.
Her interests include diagnosis and prognosis of early inflammatory arthritis, and timely assessment and access to care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.APPOINTMENT: LEARN MORE