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Dr. Rahim Valani
Medical and Research Advisor
Dr. Rahim Valani has been practicing emergency medicine in some of Canada’s busiest emergency departments for over 18 years. Through his positions with St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto), Brampton Civic Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences, Dr. Valani has led teams to respond to the changing needs of patients, communities, and the healthcare system. A recognized change agent, he has worked locally, nationally and internationally to learn, research, design and lead improvements to the delivery of emergency medicine as well as the supporting systems, structures, and processes. His innovative approaches have helped to relieve some of the significant pressures faced by our healthcare systems while concurrently raising the bar on quality to ensure Ontarians receive exceptional and timely care. Dr. Valani has worked with teams across Canada and around the globe to facilitate knowledge exchanges and collaborated on the development of the first international standards for pediatric emergency medicine.
Throughout his career, Dr. Valani has been committed to developing future leaders and supporting individuals and teams to achieve their full potential. This passion led him to the positions of associate professor with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and assistant professor with McMaster University where he received several accolades including the award for teaching excellence for contributions to the Emergency Medicine program.
Dr. Valani received his Doctor of Medicine from Queen’s University, a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and a Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in operations and strategy from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. An accomplished researcher and author, Dr. Valani work has been published in several peer-review journals, and he is the editor of three books, including Canada’s first book dedicated to pediatric emergency medicine, Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2018). Dr. Valani is a highly respected speaker and is frequently sought to present at national and international conferences