UBC associate professor Dr. Faisal Khosa receives two more awards

UNIVERSITY of British Columbia associate professor in radiology Dr. Faisal Khosa, who’s garnered a raft of awards around the world in the past decade, has received two more awards.

Khosa, who bagged the 2019 Canadian Association of Radiologists Award last year, has received the following honours this year:

1. May Cohen Equity and Gender Award by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

2. Dudley Pennell Research Award by Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

The citation for the May Cohen Equity and Gender Award reads: “Dr. Faisal Khosa is an Associate Professor in Radiology at the University of British Columbia. He received his medical degree in Pakistan followed by board certifications in radiology from Ireland, the USA and Canada. He subsequently completed an MBA at Goizueta Business School. He is an internationally renowned speaker with 169 peer-reviewed publications and has received over six million dollars in collaborative grants in North America. His book on leadership is being pu blished by Bloomsbury: https://faisalkhosa.com/books/.”

According to Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia: “In his career he has mentored more than five hundred medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty from groups that are underrepresented in medicine (URM), imparting skills and knowledge, and therefore, encouraging, promoting, sponsoring and empowering them. Dr. Khosa serves the URM through his research and mentoring and is the recipient of accolades and awards in Canada, USA, Ireland, Pakistan and The Middle East. He is spearheading the most comprehensive gender and racial disparity research in academic medicine, its professional societies and the editorial boards of medical journals. He is invited to speak and conduct workshops on equity, diversity and inclusion all over the world.”

Incidentally, Khosa’s first book, which is a comparison of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, former Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and former Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and which has received endorsements from 17 best-selling authors, historians and political science experts, is being published by Bloomsbury in September 2020: 


His second book is a comparative analysis of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and current Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and will be published in 2021.

Khosa has been featured in The VOICE several times over the past few years.