Rachel Khadaroo

Khadaroo Rachel PHOTO Rachel Khadaroo, MD, PhD, FRCSC

University of Alberta

Principal Investigator:

2014 Catalyst Grant Program — Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment-using Biological samples to Identify & provide Optimized care (EASE-BIO) (CAT 2014-31)


2020 Interdisciplinary Frailty Fellow–Amrit Bhullar

Dr. Rachel Khadaroo is an Associate Professor, Intensivist, and surgeon-scientist in the Department of Surgery (University of Alberta).  She earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.  Dr. Khadaroo achieved her PhD in the Surgical Scientist Program at the University of Toronto.  She gained extensive experience in General Surgery at the University of Alberta and specialized in the area of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Khadaroo has a number of publications and has travelled worldwide for her research.  She is dedicated to the advancement of care for older patients undergoing surgery.  Her research activities span two pillars of health inquiry –biomedical and clinical (https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/drkhadarooresearch/). She was the Principle Investigator for the Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment Study (EASE), which was a multi-site care initiative that investigated impact of elder-friendly practices on surgical patients (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/2760955).  Her research interests include the identification of barriers to evidence-based practices on surgical wards and factors present at the patient-level or biological-level to help optimize perioperative or postoperative care to improve outcomes in surgical patients.

In her spare time she enjoys drawing and has previously won first prize in Ontario for medical illustration.  More recently she has used her creativity by launching You Tube videos for surgical education (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcRU-gvOmxE2mwMWkowouBkxGXkLZ8Uis).