Dr. Shafique Pirani is a Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia Medical School. Dr. Pirani’s major interest is in clubfoot. He is widely known for his clubfoot assessment tool (known as 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, a $1.8 million Canadian International Development Agency-funded initiative to build capacity for sustainable Ponseti clubfoot management throughout Uganda.
Dr. Pirani has been widely recognized for his work. His awards include 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 & Beyond Award.