Saira Zafar


Room E6-309, Victoria Hospital
t. 519.685.8500 ext. 58132


Dr Saira Zafar is an Associate Professor in Department of Medicine at Western University. She completed her medical school training at King Edward Medical University, Pakistan. She did her core internal medicine residency and fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Western University. During her residency, she developed an interest in quality improvement and patient safety after winning the Excellence in Research Award for her work on medical errors in the Clinical Teaching Units. She went on to do a clinical scholar year at Western with a focus on improving medical inpatient quality of care. She is involved with various quality improvement projects such as improving hand hygiene compliance rates of residents and medical students, improving discharge summary information, the use of BiPAP in medical patients and medication reconciliation. She has also been working on implementing strategies to identify high risk patients for readmission in-order to provide intensive peri-discharge care to reduce readmission rates. She is involved with the QI curriculum for GIM postgraduate trainees and supervises their QI projects.