SHA and Emmanuel Health mourn loss of Melville physician
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and Emmanuel Health are mourning the loss of Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman, a family physician from Melville who unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, July 23. The SHA and Emmanuel Health would like to take this opportunity to express sincere condolences to Dr. Mazlouman’s family, physician colleagues and friends, and all of the staff members he has worked with in Melville, Yorkton and Ituna.
“On behalf of the SHA , I would like to express our profound sadness at the passing of our friend and colleague,” stated Dr. Johann Roodt, Interim Physician Executive, Integrated Rural Health. “Dr. Mazlouman was dedicated and caring, top of his class, intelligent, hard-working, and a passionate physician. There are not enough words to describe this incredible young man. His sudden passing is deeply felt by all who knew him and the communities he served in. His memory will be forever etched in our hearts and minds. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Mazlouman and the communities of Melville, Yorkton, and Ituna.”
Dr. Mazlouman has been practicing as a family physician at the Melville Medical Clinic since July 2021. He completed his Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) placement in Yorkton and continued to provide ER coverage at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre emergency room as well as providing physician services in Ituna one day per week.
As the result of Dr. Mazlouman’s passing, some health-care services in Melville may be in a temporary disruption. Dr. Mazlouman’s patients can expect notification about the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments over the coming weeks.
In addition, emergency room services at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville may be periodically in temporary disruption over the coming weeks as the SHA works to reschedule coverage. Dr. Mazlouman’s physician colleagues and the SHA will work together to meet the needs of his patients.
The patience and understanding of Dr. Mazlouman’s patients and the residents of Melville and the surrounding area is sincerely appreciated as we work through this difficult time.