Founder's Desk

Dr. Stafford Dobbin MB, BCh, BaO, FCFP

Heart Niagara was founded by Dr. Stafford W Dobbin (1942-2020) in 1977. Dr. Dobbin was an emergency physician who graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1967. While working as a Niagara Falls physician, Dr. Dobbin decided to found Heart Niagara to address the lack of heart health education services available within the region. He strongly believed that the best way to prevent heart disease/heart-disease casualties was through preventative measures such as community education.

Through the work we do at Heart Niagara, we strive to honor Dr. Dobbin and his dreams of creating a healthier and safer community everyday.

Dr. Stafford Dobbin visiting with a patient

Dr. Stafford Worrell Dobbin, 1942 - 2020

August 25, 2020 -  Dr. Stafford Worrell Dobbin, much loved and cherished husband to Susan moved on into the loving arms of God, much loved son-in-law to Eileen Kennedy. His dear parents Stafford and Jean passed on before him. Churchyard service at Hillsborough Parish Church to place his ashes with those of his parents in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland at a future time. In memory of Stafford if so desired consider The Niagara Schools Healthy Heart Programme of Heart Niagara which he so believed in.

Dr. Stafford Dobbin obituary headshot

Building Community One Year at a Time

View a timeline of Dr. Dobbin's years of dedicated service to the Niagara Region using the button below.
Dr. Stafford Dobbin and the HNI Mobile Life Support Unit