Dr Yasin Shahab


Senior Lecturer in General Practice
WSU School of Medicine, Department of General Practice


Dr Yasin Shahab completed his medical school in the University of Adelaide in 2010. He returned home to Sydney, where he did his post-graduate training in various hospitals around Sydney and regional areas of NSW. He joined the Western Sydney University School of Medicine in the Department of general practice (DGP) as a senior lecturer in August 2021. Prior to that in 2016 he was an academic registrar in the DGP, conducting a qualitative study looking at the experiences of Samoan Migrants with Diabetes. He is passionate about teaching both medical students and GP registrars in his clinical practice and experiencing the breadth of medicine that one gets in general practice. In his downtime, he enjoys exercising and following his beloved Sydney swans and Canterbury Bulldogs.

Research Interests

  • General Practice
  • Innovations in Primary Health Care
  • Medical Education
  • Medical student mentorship in General Practice

Qualifications & Recognition

  • MBBS (University of Adelaide, 2010)
  • FRACGP, 2017

Research & Publications

  • Wong K, Shahab Y, Gill P, Diagnostic value of an initial C-reactive protein level in acute surgical patients, ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2012 Jan-Feb; 82 (1-2); 52 - 55
  • Shahab Y, Ooi K, Berney, Evaluating the use of mechanical bowel preparation for elective colorectal resection amongst Australasian surgeons, ANZ Journal of Surgery, Letter to the Editor. 2014 April; 84 (4); 297
  • Shahab Y, Alofivae-Doorbinia O, Reath J, MacMillan F, Simmons D, McBride K, Abbott P Samoans migrant’s perspectives on Diabetes: A qualitative study, Health Promotional Journal of Australia, 2019 September; 30 (3); 317
  • Tse R, Shahab Y, Cherian S, Masterson M, Winskog C, Tonkin A, Student interest groups increase learning and interest in studying an area of medicine: The University of Adelaide Pathology Society as an example. Accepted for publication, Journal of Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators 2011:

Contact Details

Telephone+61 02 4620 3996
LocationBuilding 30, Western Sydney university Campbelltown Campus 30.3.20