Dr. Stafford W. Dobbin, a graduate of Queens University Belfast, founded Heart Niagara in 1977. He established the first Department of Emergency Services in Niagara at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in 1976. 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 programme. His initial design for Heart Niagara included a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme for survivors of Cardiac events staffed by qualified Physicians and Nurses for which he was the Medical Director to 2002. And through Heart Niagara he started the Niagara Schools’ Healthy Heart Programme in 1987 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.
Letters from Dr. Dobbin
- Dear Heart
- Frank Pantridge the Father
- How to Live a Healthier Life
- Quit Smoking, Eat Nutritiously, Stay Active
- Reducing Heart Disease 2002
- The Bogalusa Study
- September 2010 Coronary Heart Disease
September 28, 2006
Speech to Heart Niagara Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme Volunteer Physicians by Dr Stafford Dobbin on the 28th anniversary of the programme.
Interviews with Dr. Dobbin