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Dr. Evelyn Jain

Curriculum Vitae

Evelyn Jain BA, BSc, MD, FCFP





1990                      International Board Certified Lactation Consultant 

1989                      Certificate of The College of Family Physicians (CCFP)

1987                      Licenciate of The Medical Council of Canada

1987                      M.D., University of Calgary, Canada

1984                      B.Sc. with distinction, University of Calgary

1966                      B.A. Social Studies, Newcastle-upon-Tyne U.K.





1989-2005             Family Medicine with hospital privileges and obstetrics

1990-2018             Medical Director, Lakeview Breastfeeding Clinic, Richmond Square   Breastfeeding clinic





Active                    Calgary District Hospital Group, Rockyview General Hospital, 1995-2005.

                              Grace Hospital, 1990-1994


Courtesy               Calgary General Hospital, 1989-closure

                              Foothills Hospital, 1994-1996





1996-2018             Clinical Assistant, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary





November 1992    Best Family Practice Paper, Predisposing Factors in Nipple Candidiasis.  Family Practice Research days XVI, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan


November 1998    Award of Excellence in Family Practice.  Category:  Innovation in Family Medicine.  McLean Hunter, Toronto.


July 1999              Community Service Award, Calgary Medical Association


November 2003    Fellow of The College of Family Physicians of Canada







1993 – 2018          Faculty advisor, Faculty of Medicine

                              Lactation elective preceptor, clinical clerkship, residency

                              Family practice elective preceptor, clinical clerkship, residency


1991 – 1993          Preceptor, Family Course, second-year students, Faculty of Medicine


1995 – 2005          Didactic teaching all Family Practice Residents Breastfeeding




February 1994      Model videotaped interview for CCFP Oral Exam preparation


1991 – 1995          Preceptor Examiner, Simulated Office Oral Exams, for CCFP candidates


1990 – 2018          Physicians, residents, students, lactation consultants, pharmacy students


1993                      Preparation, Lactation Questions for Family Practice Exam Certifying


Research Supervision


1994                      Predisposing factors in Nipple Candidiasis, Canadian Family Physicians, August 1994


1995                      Won best Family Medicine Presentation, Michigan


1993 – 1994          Initiation and Continuation Rates of Breastfeeding Mothers at a Calgary hospital


Postgraduate Teaching


1991 – 2005          Residents, half-day seminar for all Family Medicine rotations

                              Family Practice Residents academic half-day lecture

1991-2018             Family Practice and Paediatric clinic elective




1991                      Mentorship program, high school student observation


1991 – 2005          Community Health Nurses and Lactation Consultant Training


1995 – 1998          Consultant, Medical Information Service, Continuing Medical Education, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medi9cine


Continuing Medical Education Planning Committees


Nov.1993-1996     Family Practice Update


September 1994   Physician Breastfeeding Conference

                              Contraceptive Update


November 1993    Education Program on the Latent Phase of Labour for parents

                              (Perinatal Audit Program)





Grace Hospital


1994 – 1995          Judicial Committee


1993 – 1994          Pharmacy and Therapeutics

                              Medical Executive Committee


1992 – 1993          Family Practice Obstetrical Interest Group; Member 1992; Chair 1993

                              Representative on Southern Alberta Perinatal Audit Program


1996                      Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Rochester, New York

                              Chair, Communication and Education Committee


1998                      Calgary Regional Medical Staff Association

                              Ad Hoc Committee on Practice Management Issues


2006                      Member, Committee for Retention of Physicians 





Membership in Professional and Learned Societies


  • Licenciate of the Medical Council of Canada

  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians of Canada

  • Canadian Medical Association

  • Alberta Medical Association

  • Canadian Medical Protective Association

  • Federation of Medical Women

  • Migraine Association of Canada

  • Physician Wellness Group, Class of 1987

  • Physicians for a Smokefree Canada

  • Headache Society of Southern Alberta, Founder Member and Secretary

  • Canadian Lactation Consultants Association

  • International Lactation Consultants Association

  • Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group

  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Charter Member

  • Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine





Professional Service


Reviewer for:

  • Canadian Family Physician

  • Journal of Human Lactation

  • World Health Organization


Facilitator for:

September 1998   Second Annual Multi-Therapeutic Conference, Banff







 Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta


April 1998               Obstetric Update; Faculty of Medicine, Calgary.  Breastfeeding.  Practical tips for mother and baby.


November 1995     Family Practice Review and Update, Calgary, Alberta.  Solving Breastfeeding Programs.


October 1995         25th Anniversary Celebration Scientific Program, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary.  The Latest Thinking in Breastfeeding and Human Lactation.


November 1994     Family Practice Review and Update, Calgary, Alberta.  Tips for the Family Physician.


Sept. 13, 1994       Breastfeeding:  Controversial Issues for Physicians, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta.  Sore nipples:  A focus on less common problems.  Feeding techniques.


Feb. 22, 1994         Family Practice Evening Course, Continuing Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine.  Breastfeeding problems.


November 1993     Family Practice Update, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta.


April 7, 1993           Update on Breastfeeding for Physicians


Hospital Rounds


December 1997     Rockyview Hospital Rounds, Breastfeeding:  Getting it Right from Day 1.


November 1996     Calgary General Hospital, How the Family Physician in Canada Promotes Breastfeeding.


February 1996       High River Hospital.  Breastfeeding:  How To Make It Work For Your Patient.        


December 1995     Rockyview Hospital.  Breastfeeding: How To Make It Work For Your Patient.         


May 1995               Inservice:  Rockyview Nursing Staff.  The Community and Breastfeeding.


May 1992               Foothills Hospital.  Role of Family Physician In Facilitating Breastfeeding.


National and International


1990-2018              Continued international speaking on lactation to numerous hospitals and breastfeeding organizations in USA, Canada, UK, India, Netherlands, Spain. Too numerous to mention.


July 1998                New Mexico Chapter.  American Academy of Family Practice, Annual Conference.  “Trouble Shooting Breastfeeding Problems”.


November 1997     Telemedicine Canada.  Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding Series.  Thrush Prevention and Treatment.


June 1997              Seventh Annual National Breastfeeding Seminar.  Humber College, Etobicoke.  Thrush:  Prevention and Treatment.            Clinical Support for the Breastfeeding Mother.          


September 1996    Headwaters Breastfeeding Clinic.  Breastfeeding for Professionals.


September 1996    Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Full-day seminar.  Comprehensive teaching on lactation physiology and management of breastfeeding problems.


March 1996            Grant MacEwan Community College.  Nipple Candidiasis.  Breastfeeding the Tongue-Tied Baby.


March 1996            Alberta Breastfeeds Conference, Edmonton.  Two presentations.


March 1996            Annual Scientific Assembly, College of Family Physician of Canada, Banff.  Research Poster Presentation.  “Tongue-Tie” (Ankyloglossia):  Management of the Breastfeeding Baby”.


January 1995         Sturgeon Health Unit, St. Albert, Alberta.  Breast Infections and Treatment.  Medical conditions affecting Breastfeeding.


July 7-10,1994       International Lactation Consultants Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia:  Ankyloglossia; Assessment and Management.  Organization of community lactation clinic.


March 17-18, 1994 La Leche League Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


April 1993               Calgary Breastfeeding Conference, Nipple Candidiasis.


March 1993            Westlock, Alberta, full-day workshop, Community Health and Hospital Medical Staff.


March 1993            Edmonton Breastfeeding Conference, University Hospital.


February 1993       38th Annual Scientific Assembly, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Alberta Chapter, at Banff.  Solving Common Breastfeeding Problems.




May 1993               Calgary La Leche League Area Conference.  Communicating With Your Doctor.


January 1993         Breastfeeding Matters Group, Nipple Candidiasis.


1992-2005              Many talks for community on menopause, stress management, doctor-patient communication, prenatal care, migraine, osteoporosis, health promotion, male health.




October 1996         Poster Presentation.  First Annual International Meeting, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia).


July 1995                Poster Presentation.  10th Annual Conference of International Lactation Consultants Association, Scottsdale, Arizona.  Sponsored by Patricia Hunt Memorial Fund, Family Medicine Unit, University of Calgary.


Medical Topics




October 1998         Headache Support Group Calgary.  Speaker – Migraine Management:  Medical and Complementary Approaches.


February 1998       Red Deer:  Migraine Prevention and Treatment.  Sponsored by Glaxo-Wellcome.  (public)


1996 – 1997           Calgary (several as above).




March 1998            Vancouver.  The Family Physicians Approach to Migraine Management (drug reps).  Sponsored by Zeneca.


March 1998 &        Facilitator.  Osteoporosis Prevention and Management.  Family Practice

December 1997     Facilitator.  Sponsored by Merck-Frosst.






Medical Video


1996                       Tongue-Tie:  Impact on Breastfeeding, Complete Management including Frenotomy.  Teaching video/DVD for nurses and doctors (still in demand in 2009; worldwide circulation)

2012                       Extensive one hour video teaching many aspects of infant tongue tie: diagnosis and treatment. Worldwide distribution.

2019                       Extensive one hour video. Effects of tongue tie on infants and feeding, children and speech and adults

with oral and dental problems. Teaching proper position and latch.

New interventions for nettle and breast pain. Ready for distribution.




Peer Reviewed Manuscripts


August 1994           Predisposing Factors in Nipple Candidiasis.  Canadian Family Physician, Tanguay, K.E., McBean, M., Jain, E.


Non-Peer Reviewed Manuscripts


August 1998           Canadian Journal of Diagnosis.  Role of Galactogogues in Lactation.


Until 2006               Talks, teaching, reviewing medical articles for journals, running breastfeeding clinic and family practice office continuing as before.  Very busy OBS practice until November 2005.  Joined Calgary South central Primary Care Network in the fall of 2006.


September 1995    Early Postpartum Discharge:  Implications for the Family Physician, Canadian Journal of Continuing Medical Education.


January 1994         Alberta Association of Registered Nurses Newsletter, Mastitis.


1993                       College of Family Physicians of Canada, Alberta Chapter, Practice Tips.


1993 – Present      Canadian Lactation Consultants Association Newsletter, “Ask the Doctor” column – several topics.


1993                       Family Health, invited article, “Yeast Infections in the Breastfeeding Mother”.  


Numerous articles, medical nursing, lactational, community publications.


Regular “Ask The Doctor” column, Headache Society of Southern Alberta.


Communications – unpublished


  • Oral anomalies in the newborn:  feeding implications.

  • Breast infections.

  • Post-partum depression.

  • Many medical documents for medical education for my patients 


In Progress 2004-2005


  • Evaluation of a Treatment Regimen for Nipple Candidiasis.

  • Ankyloglossia:  Assessment of Post-Frenotomy Patients.





2006                      Member of the Board and financial supporter of Calgary Breast Cancer Supportive Care


1987                      Lectures and written contributions in Calgary on health care and the best use of physicians.


1981                      Supported logistically and financially the establishment of FIRST BIRTHING ROOM in Alberta in Calgary General Hospital.


1979 – 1984          La Leche League volunteer, helped mothers overcome problems in breastfeeding and assisted training of medical students.


1974 – 1978          Initiated programs for school lunches for kids in Lakeview schools.  


                              Promoted girls’ rights to use the playground!





  • Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies:  Member, annual hiker and occasional camp physician.

  • Mount Royal Children’s Choir:  tour physician.



INTERESTS to the present 2019

  • Hiking, cycling, snow-shoeing, x -country skiing, receiving Gym Training at Mount Royal University ,classical music, reading and travel.  Supported through volunteer work and financial contributions Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Opera, Calgary Girls’ Choir, Lakeview Community Association and other organizations. Singing in Festival chorus and church choir.


2006-2007             Board Member, Breast Cancer Supportive Care.


2006                      Calgary Community Connects.  Facilitation of Contemporary Parenting Course.


2008                      Inn from the Cold/Mustard Seed.  Volunteer cooking and foot care.


October 2005        Speaker and facilitator:  Emotional Sequelae of Spiritual Abuse.  Alberta Bible College.


2006-present       Creative writing.


Community work up to the present


Up to the present 2019 Financial support to Brown bagging 4 kids, Mustard Seed, Red Cross ,church outreach programs


Teaching my granddaughter about providing support to our community by her engaging in various charities. From age 12 to the present now 16.

Supporting her school, Rundle Academy, which specialises in teaching children with learning disabilities.

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