About the Author Stafford Dobbin

Dr. Stafford W. Dobbin is a graduate of Queens University Belfast and founded Heart Niagara in 1977. He established the first Department of Emergency Services in Niagara at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in 1976 and through Heart Niagara he initiated the teaching of Citizen Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation in Niagara and of Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Critical care personnel prior to the establishment of the Regional Paramedic program. His initial design for Heart Niagara included a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for survivors of Cardiac events staffed by qualified Physicians and Nurses for which he was the Medical Director to 2002. Through Heart Niagara he started the Niagara Schools 'Healthy Heart Program in 1985 and is the Medical Director. His EMS system for coverage of Mass Participation events was first used at the US Olympic Marathon trials in 1980 and he served on the first Executive of the International Marathon Directors Association. He is presently a partner in the Niagara Medical Group, a Family Health Team, in Niagara Falls and as a contributor to niagarabuzz.ca he brings his extensive medical knowledge to viewers on pertinent health issues. For more information on Heart Niagara: www.heartniagara.com