Professor Karim Khan, MD, PhD, FASCM, is a Canadian sports physician and academic who is an advocate of physical activity for its public health benefit. His research focused on activity for bone health and falls prevention particularly in the aging demographic.
Professor Khan was also a major contributor to the paradigm shift that ‘tendinopathies’ are not inflammatory conditions and this led to physicians appreciating the need for active exercise as treatment – the concept of ‘mechanotherapy’.
He is a founding investigator in the $40 million research enterprise at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health called the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. Here over 100 investigators collaborate to improve the health of Canadians across the lifespan by improving their mobility and promoting physical activity.
Karim is the editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine – a strong supporter of ACSM`s Exercise is Medicine initiative. He is also an author of Brukner & Khan’sClinical Sports Medicine (4th edition), a textbook that that helped many clinicians in their residencies and fellowships. He practices what he preaches and accumulates a total of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical daily.