A 44-year-old family physician has “died unexpectedly,” marking the sixth sudden death of a Canadian doctor in the space of two weeks.
Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman, a Melville family physician, unexpectedly passed away on July 23, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced in a statement this week.
Mazlouman was found dead at a local swimming pool in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, according to various reports.
The hospital has provided no information regarding the cause of death, however.
“RCMP were called to the D.A. Mackenzie Aquatic Center around 1:30 p.m. and found the man unresponsive in the pool,” Canada’s CTV News reported.
“He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.”
“The RCMP said his family has been notified,” the outlet added.
“The cause of death is still under investigation by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.”
The SHA & Emmanuel Health are remembering Dr Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman, a Melville family physician who unexpectedly passed away on July 23. Sincere condolences to Dr. Mazlouman’s family, colleagues & friends in #Melville, #Yorkton & #Ituna. https://t.co/PmxWOKjym0
— Saskatchewan Health Authority (@SaskHealth) July 26, 2022
Within the past two weeks, Canada has received news of six deaths of physicians, the most recent being that of Dr. Candace Nayman.
Five of the doctors were based in the Greater Toronto Area, with three practicing at the same hospital.
Dr. James E. Olsson shared the news about his colleague’s deaths on Twitter.
6 Canadian Doctors Dead "Suddenly" Within 2 Weeks…
Name and date of death:
Dr. Paul Hannam, July 16
Dr. Lorne Segall, July 17
Dr. Stephen McKenzie, July 18
Dr. Jakub Sawicki, July 19
Dr. Shariar Jalali Mazlouman, July 23
Dr. Candace Nayman, July 28
— Dr. James E. Olsson (@DrJamesOlsson) July 29, 2022
As Slay News previously reported, three young doctors from the same hospital died in the space of one week.
The three physicians all worked at Canada’s Trillium Health Partners Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie, and Dr. Lorne Segall all died in the same week, Trillium spokesperson Amit Shilton confirmed in a statement.
The hospital claimed that rumors on social media, that their deaths were related to the COVID-19 vaccination, are “simply not true.”
It was reported that both Dr. Segall and Dr. Sawicki had been fighting cancer for a long time.
The cause of death for the three doctors has yet to be announced.
Last weekend, Dr. Candace Nayman, a 27-year-old triathlete and resident doctor at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, collapsed while swimming.
On Thursday, four days after the incident, she passed away.
“Dr. Candace Nayman was a Year 3 Pediatrics Resident at McMaster Children’s Hospital who tragically passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022,” the obituary read.
“Candace was a beloved sister and daughter, a friend and confidant, a mentor and guide, an athlete and coach, and an inspiration to many.”
Nayman’s cause of death has yet to be revealed, however.
The reports follow the recent sudden death of Dr. Paul Hannam, who was the chief of emergency medicine and the program medical director at North York General Hospital.
Hannam also died unexpectedly earlier this month when he reportedly collapsed suddenly while out running, friend and fellow emergency physician Dr. Howard Ovens said in a tweet.
“Olympic sailor, marathon runner, family man, ED director at NYGH, a sweet, thoughtful, compassionate, and gentle man died suddenly today on a run,” he wrote.
His cause of death was determined to be a sudden cardiac failure.