UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Faisal Khosa honoured with Global Humanitarian Award

DR. Faisal Khosa has received a Global Humanitarian Award from the American College of Radiology Foundation (ACRF) for his positive global impact on radiology services.

For more than two decades, Khosa, an associate professor of radiology in the faculty of medicine, has collected funds to support the provision of X-ray, mammography and ultrasound equipment to healthcare institutions in low-to middle-income countries, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He also founded the Radiology Track of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

“I am honoured and humbled to receive the American College of Radiology Global Humanitarian Award,” Khosa said. “I am receiving this award on behalf of my wife, my children, my parents, my mentors and mentees. This award is a tribute to the radiology workforce in Asia who do so much in spite of limited resources.”

Khosa has coached, mentored and sponsored hundreds of students, residents and fellows from around the world. He previously received the Honor of State of Pakistan in 2013 and the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada May Cohen Equity Diversity and Gender Award in 2020.

“The 2021 and 2020 ACR Foundation Global Humanitarian Award recipients exemplify how radiologists, allied professionals, nonprofits and likeminded businesses can work together to improve radiologic care and save lives in underserved and low- to middle-income countries,” said James V. Rawson, Chair of the ACR Foundation Executive Committee. “By recognizing these volunteer efforts, the ACR Foundation hopes to encourage others to become involved in similar initiatives worldwide.”

A video of Dr. Khosa’s award acceptance is available here.

(Story and photo courtesy UBC Faculty of Medicine)