Jamil Bashir MD FRCS(C)

Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of British Columbia

  • Director, St. Paul’s Hospital Lead Extraction Program, Doctors of B.C. Section Head
  • Founder and lead of the P6 quality program with $1.4 million in funding
  • Primary academic and clinical interests include Heart Rhythm and Devices, Transplant Surgery
  • >40 peer reviewed publications
  • Co-investigator and site lead of ATLAS trial, PI of Canadian Lead Extraction Risk (CLEAR) study

Dr Jamil Bashir is a Cardiovascular and Transplant surgeon at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital with a primary academic interest in heart failure, cardiac implantable electronic devices and laser lead extraction. He is a full Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia and the Director of the Lead Extraction Program. The St. Paul’s Hospital lead extraction program is a Western Canadian resource that manages patients from Manitoba west and is the largest program in Canada. Dr Bashir was the creator of the P6 program which has been instrumental in a complete reorganization of pacemaker device care in the province with a focus on quality.

In addition to winning the Moshier Memorial Gold medal as the top graduate from the University of Alberta Medical School, Jamil did a dual fellowship of complex device surgery in Goteborg Sweden and holds a certificate in Aortic Surgery from Houston Texas.
Dr Bashir is the principal investigator for the CLEAR (Canadian Lead Extraction Risk Study) with 2500 patients and was instrumental in the creation of the ongoing ATLAS randomized trial comparing risk of complications between transvenous and subcutaneous defibrillators.

Key Publications

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