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Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw BSc, MD, CCFP, CFPC, FCFP

David Braley Health Sciences Centre


Dr. Elizabeth Shaw is Professor of Family Medicine, current Associate Chair of Education, and past Postgraduate Program Director (2003-2009).

She does general family medicine with a homeless and inner-city population through the Shelter Health Network at the YWCA Hamilton and has an interest in reproductive health care and women’s health. Dr. Shaw also has a certificate of added competence in addiction medicine and provides care for patients with substance use disorder in both a continuity clinic and a rapid access clinic. She also provides prenatal care to women struggling with substances through the Maternity Centre of Hamilton as part of the Program for Substance Use in Pregnancy ( PROSPR)

Dr. Shaw is also the Director of Module Development for the Foundation for Medical Practice Education and assists with the editing and production of 14 educational modules annually for residents and practicing family physicians to use in small group learning sessions.

Dr. Shaw is the 2020 recipient of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Ian McWhinney Medical Education Award and a 2019 recipient of the Canadian Association of Medical Education Certificate of Merit.

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    • McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
    • David Braley Health Sciences Centre
    • 100 Main Street West, 6th Floor
    • Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
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