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)

Dr. Rachel Khadaroo is a Surgeon-scientist, Intensivist and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. 

She earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Khadaroo achieved her doctor of philosophy (PhD) in the Surgical Scientist Program at the University of Toronto with her thesis in oxidant-induced lung injury following trauma. 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. Her research spans two pillars of health inquiry –biomedical and clinical. She is the lead investigator for the Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment (EASE) study, which is a multi-site care initiative investigating the impact of elder-friendly practices on surgical patients. Dr. Khadaroo’s research aims to understand factors present at the patient and biological level to optimize perioperative care and improve outcomes in surgical patients.

In her spare time she enjoys drawing and creating medical illustration for her upcoming book ‘Perioperative Care: Essentials of surgery for health professionals’.