The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Saul Isserow is a 2019-2020 recipient of the UBC Killam Teaching Prize.
The UBC Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each Faculty, and at the Okanagan campus, within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic.
Originally from South Africa, Dr Isserow completed his medical degree at Johannesburg’s University of Witwatersrand in 1986. He then moved to Saskatchewan where he worked as a general practitioner and undertook training in physical medicine and rehabilitation — he later completed training in internal medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Isserow is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology and holds a number of roles including: Director of the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Centre for Cardiovascular Health, the Director of Cardiology Services at UBC Hospital, the Regional Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Vancouver Coastal Health. and the Medical Director of Sports Cardiology BC.
Awards Dr Isserow has received include: VGH People’s Choice Award (2005), Vancouver Coastal Health Clinical Excellence Award (2008), and VGH Master Teacher Awards from the Department of Anesthesiology (2003, 2013) and the Department of Medicine (2010). Dr. Isserow currently specializes in sports cardiology and preventative cardiology, and was the Cardiology Lead for the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Isserow on this outstanding achievement!