Dr. Fariba Mohtashami completed her medical degree, specialist training and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1997 before immigrating to Canada in 2002. At the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, she gained her Canadian credentials after a 5-year residency, which she completed in 2009. At the completion of OB/GYN residency she received the “Laparoscopy Award”, presented to the Chief Resident exhibiting the best proficiency in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. With a keen interest in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) and hysteroscopic surgery Dr. Mohtashami received further advanced surgical training at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 – 2012 where she completed an official Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery to achieve her professional goal of being an advanced pelvic surgeon.
In her academic role as Head, Division of General Gynecology and Obstetrics, UBC, Dr. Mohtashami is highly awarded and a regular Chair Person, Speaker and Faculty at a variety of international and national conferences and post-graduate courses. Dr. Fariba Mohtashami also trains and instructs UBC OB/GYN Residents and UBC Medical Students in gynecology and gynecologic surgery — gynecology practice and gynecologic surgery are her passions. In recognition of this, she recently was honoured with the 2019 Award for Excellence in Community Practice Teaching – VFMP.
Dr. Fariba Mohtashami accepts referrals for all types of gynecological care such as: abnormal bleeding, fibroids, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and contraception. Urgent referrals are generally seen within two weeks and she offers gynecologic surgery at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, and day surgery at B.C. Women’s Hospital and Heath Centre, Vancouver, and at Delta Hospital, Delta.
Dr. Fariba Mohtashami is constantly improving her own skills by learning new techniques in various subspecialties of gynecologic surgery and by working with some of the best surgeons in Vancouver and the BC lower mainland on a regular basis, and world-wide e.g. Europe, USA and South Africa. Likewise, she mentors, trains and assists her OB/GYN colleagues in the Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care, and Vancouver Coastal Health in advanced gynecologic surgery technique. She is currently relocating her office to downtown Vancouver to be closer to St. Paul’s Hospital, one of UBC’s major teaching hospitals.
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Dr Fariba Mohtashami, OBGYN, St. Paul’s Hospital and Seymour Health Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Fariba Mohtashami, MD, FRCSC
Clinical Associate Professor
Advanced Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery & Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
Vancouver Gynecology Office
(formerly Langley, BC, Langley Memorial Hospital)
Seymour Health Centre
2nd Floor, 1290 Hornby St
Canada, V6Z 0A3
t: +1 (604) 427-2703
f: +1 (604) 427-2706