Sabbatical Professor

Dr. Oscar Casiro

Dr. Oscar Casiro

Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia

Dates: August 25, 2014 – June 30, 2015

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Purpose of Visit

During his 12-month academic leave visit at CHES, Dr. Casiro will reflect on the innovative work of the past 10 years in the MD Undergraduate Program at UBC, and will pursue scholarly interests in the area of distributed medical education. He will also collaborate with members of the CHES community to explore questions of governance, leadership and outcomes in a distributed medical education system.


Dr. Oscar Casiro is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his M.D from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed training in Pediatrics and Neonatology at the University of Manitoba. His early research interests centred on the long-term outcomes of high-risk, premature infants and the effects of substance abuse during pregnancy.

Before his appointment to the UBC Faculty of Medicine in 2004 as the first Regional Associate Dean of the Island Medical Program, Dr. Casiro was Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Manitoba. He has held leadership positions of progressive responsibility at the local and national level in the field of medical education, including being Residency Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, President of the Medical Council of Canada, and a member of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools.