UBC’s Dr. Faisal Khosa receives Recognizing our Doctors of BC’s 2022 award

Dr. Faisal Khosa Photo submitted

DR. Faisal Khosa, Associate Professor (Partner) at the Department of Radiology at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, has been chosen for a prestigious Doctors of BC Award and will be recognized at the annual awards celebration on January 28.

The Doctors of BC says in a press release: “Each year, we congratulate the many impressive contributions of physicians, residents, and medical students around British Columbia through our Doctors of BC Awards. Three awards are also given to members of the public, either individually are as part of an organization, who are working to improve the health and safety of British Columbians. We would like to celebrate the 2022 recipients, each of whom has made a major impact on the profession, patients, and the health care system.”

Dr. Khosa will receive the Dr Don Rix Award for Physician Leadership. Established in memory of the late Dr Donald Rix, this award recognizes lifetime achievements and exemplary physician leadership so outstanding that it serves as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in British Columbia.

The citation for Dr. Khosa reads: “A respected radiologist and scholar, Dr Faisal Khosa’s work as an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion makes him a worthy winner of the Don Rix Award. He has coached hundreds of students and physicians from underrepresented groups in academia at UBC, Vancouver Coastal Health, and more. With 257 peer-reviewed publications to his name, Dr Khosa is spearheading crucial research in gender and racial disparities in academia.”

It adds: “He has also won an array of accolades, from the BC Achievement Foundation—Mitchell Award of Distinction, to the UBC Distinguished Achievement Award for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. His sustained commitment to equity makes him an inspiration to many.”

The VOICE has over the years, carried news of a slew of awards that Dr. Khosa has been honoured with.