Dr. Jason Rivers
Personal Summary:A former national director of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Sun Awareness and Skin Cancer Prevention Program, Dr. Rivers continues to serve as Regional Director. These campaigns, which reach millions of Canadians each year through the media and distribution of educational materials, involves working in tandem with groups such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the BC Ministry of Health.
Dr. Rivers was one of the principal investigators of the first national study on the sun protection habits of Canadians. He presented a report on the findings to the House of Commons Hearing Committee on the Environment (effects of ozone depletion on human skin) and was involved in a forum to create the UV Index.
Dr. Rivers’ experience in aesthetic medicine spans more than 22 years and he has been invited as a key speaker to present on both medical and cosmetic dermatology topics at national and international symposia. He is currently the President of the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery, an organization whose membership is comprised of dermatologists with dual expertise in skin disorders and aesthetic medicine.
Medical School and Year of Graduation:University of Ottawa. Ottawa -1981
Residency Training and Year Completed:University of Ottawa and St. John's Hospital, London, UK -1986
Group Practice/Hospital Affiliations:St. Paul's Hospital
Key Professional Achievements and Awards:1. Canadian Dermatology Association President's Cup 2. Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award 3. American Academy of Dermatology Golden Triangle Award 5. Best Doctors in Canada 6. Member of the American Dermatological Association 7. Clinical Professor Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia
Specialized Training or Interests:New York University (1987-88). University of Sydney, Australia (1988-1990)