Dr Dorothy Shaw, MBChB, FRCS
Senior Associate Dean, Professional Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Spokesperson in Canada for PMNCH for 2010 G8/G20
Dr Shaw, who is also Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Genetics, has been named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network.
Dr Shaw was recognized for being the first woman to lead the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, or FIGO. She was previously President of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, at the time the youngest person to ever lead that organization.
Before becoming Senior Associate Dean in 2005, she had been the Faculty of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Equity, and the university’s Acting Associate Vice President for Equity. She received her medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1972, and joined UBC in 1978 as a research fellow, later becoming a clinical professor in the Obstetrics/Gynecology and Medical Genetics departments. She also has held key leadership roles at BC Women’s Hospital.