PROFESSOR KARIM KHAN

AO MD, PhD, MBA, FACSEP, FSMA, FACSM, DipSportMed(CASEM), FFSEM(Ireland, Hon), FFSEM(UK, Hon)
Vancouver, Canada

350

Research Papers

113

Google Scholor h-index

47000

Citations

115

Research Papers

19

Book Chapters as the Author

300+

Conference Presentations

BIO

Karim Khan is a Sport and Exercise Physician (FACSEP, Australia; Dip CASEM, Canada) and Professor of Sports Medicine at the Department of Family Practice and School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. As a team clinician, he worked with the Australian Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (Opals), the Australian Junior Women’s Hockey Team and various professional basketball teams in Australia (NBL). He served as a sports physician at the Australian Ballet and Australian Ballet School in the 1990s.
As a researcher, Karim completed his PhD (University of Melbourne) on tendon injuries and bone health in 1998. His work with colleagues contributed to better understanding of: tendon pathogenesis, the role if imaging in managing tendon problems and patient-reported measures of evaluating tendons. His work in bone health included studies of the treatment of stress fractures in younger people and the prevention of osteoporosis and falls with exercise in older people.
Karim served as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) from 2008-2020 and he was also the inaugural Editor of the open access BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine 2017-2019. He was a social media pioneer who launched the BJSM blog and content on YouTube (>8 million views), Twitter (>77 K followers), Facebook (>100K followers), Instagram, and podcasts (>5 million listens to over 400 episodes).

As a research leader, Karim has been part of grants related to exercise and health that exceed $40 million and he has been primary supervisor for 14 PhD students. Since 2017, he has served as the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA).

AUTHOR/CO-AUTHOR

Physical Activity and Bone Health

The Encyclopedia of Exercise, Sport and Heath

Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine – 5 editions


SPORTS MEDICINE PROFESSION

Professor

University of British Columbia
Department of Family Practice and School of Kinesiology
Vancouver, Canada

Scientific Director

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis(IMHA).

Adjunct Professor

Professor, School of Allied Health, College of Science Health and Engineering
La Trobe University
Melbourne, Australia

Visiting Professor

School of Human Movement Studies,
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Austraila

Co-Director

Centre for Hip Health and Mobilty
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
2016 – 2017

Exercise is Medicine Committee

American College of Sports Medicine
2009 – 2011

Medical Education Committee

American College of Sports Medicine Advisory Board to International Olympic Committee
2015

AWARDS

Prime Minister's Medal

Service to Australian Sport 2000

Sports Medicine Australia

Fellows' Citation for Service 2005

Honorary Fellowship

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (Ireland) 2011

Honorary Fellowship

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) 2014

Honorary Doctorate

NIH, Oslo(Norway) 2018

Honorary Doctorate

University of Edinburgh (UK) 2019

Office of the Order of Australia

AO 2019

NATIONAL SPORTING TEAM INVOLVEMENT

  • Olympic Games Sydney 2000, Basketball Competition Venue
  • Australian Women's Basketball (The Opals) 1991 - 1996
  • The Australian Ballet Company 1991 - 1996
  • The Australian Ballet School 1991 - 1996
  • Australian team, World Student Games 1993
  • Australian team, Junior World Cup Hockey 1993
  • Medical Education Committee, American College of Sports Medicine 2002 - 2004
  • Research Evaluation Committee, American College of Sports Medicine 2005 - 2007
  • Director of Research and Education, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Qatar 2013 - 2015

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Olympic Games

Athletics Team Doctor/Assistant Manager, Atlanta 1996

Athletics Team Manager, Sydney 2000

World University Games

Australian Team Doctor, Edmonton 1983

Australian Team Doctor, Kobe 1985

Australian Team Doctor, Zagreb 1987

Commonwealth Games

Athletics Team Manager, Kuala Lumpur 1998