Shafique Pirani

Clinical Professor
Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
770 Grantham Place North Vancouver, BC V7H 1T1


Academic Appointment 
Clinical Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Bones, Joints and Muscles

Dr. Pirani is a Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, at the University of British Columbia and practices at the Royal Columbian Hospital. His primary interests are in clubfoot and lower extremity deformities. Dr. Pirani is widely known for his clubfoot assessment tool (The Pirani Clubfoot Severity Score), for his pioneering work on how the Ponseti Method corrects the clubfoot deformity, and for initiating the movement for the use of the Ponseti Method in developing nations. He is the Project Director of the Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project (USCCP), an initiative to build capacity for sustainable Ponseti Method clubfoot management throughout Uganda. The World Health Organization has recognized the success of USCCP and recommended its model as a way of helping the disabled worldwide. Dr Pirani has been widely recognized for his work. He is the Chair of the Ponseti International Association Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Pirani is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. His awards include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Humanitarian Award, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Humanitarian Award, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s Award for Excellence, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America’s Angie Kuo Award, the University of British Columbia’s Impact in the Community Award, and Fraser Health’s Above and Beyond Award.

Current Projects 

The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project, a $1.8 million Canadian International Development Agency funded initiative to build capacity for sustainable Ponseti clubfoot management throughout Uganda.