Dr Fariba Mohtashami Honoured at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine “Awards Reception”

October 3, 2019.

Dr Fariba Mohtashami, has been awarded the 2019 Award for Excellence in Community Practice Teaching.
The citation for this Award reads: “Dr Mohtashami’s impact in her local community is unparalleled. She practices in Langley Hospital, which has not historically been a teaching site for our department. Her practice focuses on minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery, which is rarely available at such a community hospital. Bringing such unique surgical skills to a community hospital is noteworthy, but she exceeded this by creating an elective in gynaecologic surgery that has become the most sought after by residents. She has elevated the level of surgical education in our Province, by helping students to acquire surgical skills, knowledge and judgement, but also ensuring the competency of her fellow clinician educators.

Dr. Mohtashami practiced at Langley Memorial Hospital for eight years between 2012 to 2019, where the Department of OBGYN Technicity Index increased from 67% in 2012 to 93% in 2016, among the highest in Canada. (See her research paper: Justin Mui, Lila Gottenbos, Christine Liu, Samar Hejazi, and Fariba Mohtashami (2019). Increasing the Technicity Index to 93% in a Community Hospital: A Five-Year Retrospective Review. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2019.02.003).

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New Division Head – Division of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Mohtashami is appointed as Head, Division of General Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of OBGYN, UBC. Dr Fariba Mohtashami is passionate about surgical education with emphasis on fundamentals of surgery, efficiency and intraoperative decision making. She is a certified Fundamental of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Proctor, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and regularly is invited to Chair Specialist Surgical workshops internationally, in the United States and Canada.
February 19, 2018

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Dr Roxana Geoffrion’s CIHR Project Grant: COMET – Composite Outcomes of MEsh vs suture Techniques for prolapse repair: A randomized controlled multicentre trial.

COMET: Composite Outcomes of Mesh vs suture Techniques for prolapse repair is the first CIHR-funded trial in pelvic reconstructive surgery in Canada. Collaborations from urogynecologists across BC and Canada; include Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff (UBC), Dr. Fariba Mohtashami (Fraser Health, Langley Memorial Hospital), Dr. Darren Lazare (Fraser Health), Dr. Chelsea Elwood (UBC), Dr. Momoe Hyakutake (University of Alberta), Dr. Erik-Jens Walter (McGill University) and Dr. Maryse Larouche (McGill University). Co-PIs include Dr. Joel Singer, Dr. Lori Brotto and Dr. Wei Zhang.
2018.

Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy

Fundamentals of surgery, including laparoscopic anatomy, dissection, and suturing, were taught at the “1st Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Apical Prolapse” at UBC on Sep 29-30, 2017. This two-day workshop, organized and chaired by
Dr. Fariba Mohtashami brought together a cohort of local and highly selected international faculty from as far away as Cape Town, Louisville and Virginia, many having also taught at IUGA and AGGL workshops.
December 4, 2017.

Dr. Fariba Mohtashami. Laparoscopic Uterosacral Vault Suspension:  Anatomy and Comparison of Various Surgical Techniques were presented at the "Lunch with the Experts" event to Laparoscopy OBGYNs from around North America and the world at the  45th AAGL Global Congress,  Washington, DC., USA, November 12, 2017

Dr. Fariba Mohtashami.
Laparoscopic Uterosacral Vault Suspension:
Anatomy and Comparison of Various Surgical Techniques were presented at the "Lunch with the Experts" event to Laparoscopy OBGYNs from around North America and the world at the 45th AAGL Global Congress, Washington, DC., USA, November 12, 2017

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Dr. Fariba Mohtashami Receives Carl Nimrod Award at APOG, 2016

Dr. Fariba Mohtashami received the Carl Nimrod Award at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG), in Toronto.
December 3, 2016.

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Dr. Fariba Mohtashami Receives Best Preceptor Award from APOG, 2015

Dr. Fariba Mohtashami was awarded the best preceptor award by the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (APOG) of Canada in recognition of her excellence at the Annual APOG Minimally Invasive Surgery Workshop, 2015.
December 16, 2015