Dr. Oscar Casiro
Dr. Oscar Casiro is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Medicine. After obtaining a medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he completed training in Pediatrics and Neonatology at the University of Manitoba. His early research interests centered on the long-term outcomes of high risk, premature infants and the effects of substance abuse during pregnancy.
Dr. Casiro developed an interest in medical education leadership and scholarly activities early in his academic career. He has held leadership positions of progressive responsibility in the field of medical education, including Residency Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education (University of Manitoba); Chair of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada; President of the Medical Council of Canada; and Founding Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island (UBC and University of Victoria). At present, he is Chair of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), voting member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the U.S and Regional Director for Latin America, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada International, promoting academic partnerships in order to enhance postgraduate medical education in the region.