Karim Qayumi, MD, Ph.D., FRCSC is a Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Founder of the UBC Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI). He is also a Chair of the Technology Enabled Learning for Vancouver Coastal Health, and the Regional Director of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Karim has extensive international teaching experience obtaining 11 awards in the field of medicine, including the most prestigious award from The University of British Columbia in 1999 – The Killam Teaching Prize. He is the author of 109 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to lecture and present at over 200 conferences and meetings. One of his books “Basic Surgical Techniques” is translated into many languages including Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish and others.
He has completed a variety of research projects. Recently, Karim’s focus is on technology-related research and innovation. Amongst his patents and innovations, there is the development of technologies such as an online Learning Management System, called “Electronic Platform for Education and Research or e-PER,” as well as robotics for tele-homecare and patient-centered medical records.
He is the Founder and CEO of CanHealth International, a registered Canadian non-profit charity, that aims to equalize health education between developed and developing countries