Dr. Nasir Jaffer is a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Imaging, at the University of Toronto.
He transferred from Makerere Medical School in Uganda to and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. He completed his internship at Dalhousie University, his radiology residency at McGill University, and Vascular Interventional Fellowship at Sinai Health. His main clinical practices were Vascular Interventional and Abdominal Radiology at Sinai Health since 1980. He is currently an Abdominal Radiologist with special interest in GI Imaging, including inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Jaffer has been involved with Undergraduate Medical Education and Radiology Residency Teaching and was the Medical Imaging Director for Undergraduate Medical Education at University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine from 2009-2016. He also assisted with setting up programs in Radiology Residency Training and Vascular and Interventional Radiology internationally – in Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.
Dr. Jaffer’s awards include:
- Awarded three times the L. Lansdown Award for Best Teacher, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto . (Postgraduate MD, Core Program) 1994, 2000, 2017
- Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) 2005
- Individual Teaching Performance Award, Faculty of Medicine, Wightman-Berris Academy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto – 2005
Dr. Jaffer’s hobbies include hiking, camping, cycling, and mountain climbing (Mount Kilimanjaro, Base Camp Everest, Ausangate Mountain in Peru, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in Peru, and Mount Toubkal in Morocco).
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- A rare presentation of hypovolemic shock secondary to Whipple's disease
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- Comprehensive Imaging and Surgical Review of Urinary Diversions: What the Radiologist Needs to Know
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- Online self-study of chest X-rays shows no difference between blocked and mixed practice
CONCLUSIONS: Performance after mixed practice was similar to that after blocked practice. Results may reflect similarities between modules in […]
- Fluoroscopic evaluation of oropharyngeal dysphagia: anatomic, technical, and common etiologic factors
CONCLUSION: Many important causes and presentations of oropharyngeal dysphagia are sometimes overlooked during conventional upper gastrointestinal […]
- Guide to surgical procedures on hollow viscera: part 1--Esophageal, gastric, and restrictive bariatric procedures
CONCLUSION: An understanding of procedures on the hollow viscera is essential for radiologists at any level. The ability to quickly recognize […]
- Guide to surgical procedures on hollow viscera: part 2--Colorectal, ostomy, and malabsorptive bariatric procedures
CONCLUSION: An understanding of procedures on the hollow viscera is essential for a radiologist at any level. The ability to quickly recognize […]
- Pictorial essay: the value of rectal water in the assessment of rectosigmoid pathology
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- Improved Diagnosis and Navigation for CT Colonography
The goal of this research project is to develop a fast, accurate, and patient-friendly computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) component of CT colonography, […]
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