MD FRCSC FARS | Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, Rhinology and Nasal Physiology
St. Paul's Hospital, ENT Clinic | University of British
Dr. Javer completed his undergraduate education at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology achieving 1st class honors. Dr. Javer proceeded to the University of British Columbia where he earned his medical degree, graduating in 1991. After a one-year internship at the University of Saskatchewan at the Regina General Hospital, Dr. Javer returned to Vancouver and UBC to continue his studies. Dr. Javer completed an additional four-year otolaryngology (one year research) and one year core general surgery training, earning his specialist credentials.
In 1998, Dr. Javer proceeded to complete a two-year fellowship at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute in Savannah, Georgia, specializing in Advanced Rhinology and Sinus/Skull Base Surgery under the directorship of Dr. Frederick A Kuhn.
Dr. Javer has varied research interests with over 110 research publications and over 15 book chapters. Dr. Javer has a special interest in advanced FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery), frontal sinus surgery and fungal sinus disease. Dr. Javer has been awarded several awards and honors in research and in surgical teaching during his career at UBC including the prestigious ‘Richard Finlay Senor Scholar Award’ in 2017. He started the sinus fellowship-training program at the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre in 2001, which has graduated 23 subspecialized surgeons from eleven different countries. He has presented internationally and is fluent in five languages.
He is currently a full clinical professor in the department of surgery at the University of British Columbia, the fellowship training director at UBC, co-director of research in the division of Otolaryngology at UBC, and head/director of the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre.