Karim Qayumi

Karim QayumiDr. Qayumi is a Professor of Surgery and Director of the UBC Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation, Director of Research for the Divisions of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is the Founder and Director of the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare, Chair of Technology Enabled Learning Committee at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a member of the Simulation Task Force for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and a member of the Accreditation Committee for the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes.

Dr. Qayumi is a veteran investigator and teacher at the University of British Columbia. He has extensive international teaching experience with excellent records. He obtained 11 awards in the field of medicine including in 1999 the most prestigious award from the University of British Columbia – The Killam Teaching Prize.

Dr. Qayumi has completed a variety of research projects. The most significant contribution being to technology related research, such as the artificially intelligent interactive multimedia software called CyberPatient and Electronic Platform for Education and Research (e-PER). Dr. Qayumi is well published with ( no) peer reviewed papers, ( ) abstracts and presentations. In addition to books and chapters. He is Internationally known and have been invited to ( ) national and international conferences. Dr. Qayumi’s international reputation made him the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Investigative Surgery between 1996 and 2001. Dr. Qayumi is advising and consulting many universities nationally and internationally.