About Dr. Khan

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Dr. Aliya Khan, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACE (Metabolic Bone Disease)

Dr. Khan is a Professor of Clinical Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Geriatrics at McMaster University and Director of the Calcium Disorders Clinic at McMaster University. She graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School with Honors. She trained in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Toronto and also completed a research fellowship in Calcium and Metabolic Bone disorders at the University of Toronto.

She has published over 150 scientific papers on osteoporosis and parathyroid disease as well as numerous book chapters. She is the Editor of the Handbook of Parathyroid Diseases. Her research interests are focused on the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease and parathyroid disease.

Dr Khan is the Chair of the Canadian Panel of the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) as well as the Past Chair of the Credentials Committee of the ISCD and former board member of the ISCD. She is also the Co- Chair of the International Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Task Force . Dr Khan is the member of the Scientific Advisory board of Osteoporosis Canada as well as numerous other organizations.

Dr. Khan has been recognized by national and international awards including the International Clinician Instructor of the Year 2011 award by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry .The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for 2012 for excellence in clinical care, research and teaching as well as the International Hypoparathyroidism Award for 2014.

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Dr Lora Giangregorio

Lora Giangregorio is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, having received her doctorate from McMaster University.  Her research focuses on reducing the burden of osteoporotic fractures.  One arm of this research program uses medical imaging technologies to explore bone and muscle responses to activity or neurologic impairment, and evaluate new methods for image analysis. The other arm focuses on epidemiology, conducting clinical trials to examine how exercise can reduce the risk of fractures.  Additionally, she has a robust knowledge translation program liaising with government and non-profit organizations and linking with community-based programs to promote safe and effective physical activity advice for individuals with osteoporosis.


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International Osteoporosis Foundation Award for  Canadian and International guidelines on primary hyperparathyroidism which was one of the top 5 papers in 2016 http://www.boneresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/certificate-OI-2017-5.pdf
Dr. Aliya Khan received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions as a leader in the areas of endocrinology, calcium disorders, and metabolic bone disease. Oakville MP Terence Young, who presented the award, observed that it “serves to honour significant contributions in the community by individuals who have dedicated themselves to service for their fellow citizens, their community, and their country.” Dr. Khan is the founding chair of the Canadian Board of the International Society of Clinical Densitometry, and chair of the ISCD Certification Council. Dr. Khan led the development of the first national and international standards and guidelines paper on bone densitometry, and has published more than 80 papers on osteoporosis/parathyroid (calcium regulating hormone) disease. – Oakville Beaver
Dr. Aliya Khan, clinical professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Division of Geriatric Medicine, received the International Hypoparathyroidism Award from the Hypoparathyroidism Association. The award recognizes Dr. Khan’s significant contributions to advancing excellence in research, education, and patient care. She was presented with the award at the 8th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism in Sacramento, California on June 6, 2014, where she spoke on the latest research developments in the management of hypoparathyroidism, and how it can be applied to maximize medical care and quality of life. Dr. Khan has spoken nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of hypoparathyroidism, has been involved in research into the use of parathyroid hormone for people with hypoparathyroidism, and has published extensively on the condition. She co-chaired the International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism, developed recommendations for practice for physicians globally, and served as the editor for the Handbook of Parathyroid Diseases, one of the most popular textbooks for this condition. – McMaster University