Update: SIX Canadian Doctors Have Died in Less Than 2 Weeks
With the focus on the five doctors who’ve passed away in the Greater Toronto Area, the sudden and unexpected death of a doctor in Saskatchewan has been overlooked.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and Emmanuel Health issued a statement saying they are mourning the loss of Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman, a family physician from Melville who unexpectedly passed away on July 23.
“The SHA and Emmanuel Health would like to take this opportunity to express sincere condolences to Dr. Mazlouman’s family, physician colleagues and friends, and all of the staff members he has worked with in Melville, Yorkton and Ituna.”
Dr. Mazlouman, 44, had been practicing as a family physician at the Melville Medical Clinic since July 2021. He completed his Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) placement in Yorkton and continued to provide ER coverage at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre emergency room as well as providing physician services in Ituna one day per week.
CAUSE OF DEATH
Mazlouman was found dead at a local swimming pool in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, on Saturday.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called to the the D.A. Mackenzie Aquatic Center around 1:30 p.m. and found the man unresponsive in the pool. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
The cause of death is still under investigation by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.
The link he marked as his personal website has been down and inaccessible in archived form.
Doctor Mazlouman was an orthopedic surgeon who received his medical degree and training in his native Iran. After migrating to Canada, he was able to fulfill the qualifications to practice family medicine in Saskatchewan.
Doctors practicing in Canada who died in July 2022
- Dr. Paul D. Hannam, died July 16
- Dr. Lorne E. Segall, died July 17
- Dr. Stephen W. McKenzie, died July 18
- Dr. Jakub T. Sawicki, died July 19
- Dr. Shariar Jalali Mazlouman, died July 23
- Dr. Candace Nayman, died July 28