Faculty Members

Dr. Saifee Rashiq

Professor (UAH)

Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Division of Pain Medicine
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About Me

Dr Rashiq was born in the UK and obtained his medical degree from University of Nottingham. Prior to coming to Canada in 1992, he completed house officer positions in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and anesthesia in the UK and was a medical officer on a mountaineering expedition in southern Chile.

He completed Anesthesia training at the University of Alberta in 1995. He was a Fellow in Pain Medicine at the University of Washington’s Multidisciplinary Pain Centre in Seattle in 1997/98. He obtained the degree of Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002.

His clinical practice consists of general and neuroanesthesia at the University and Leduc Community Hospitals, and Pain Medicine at the University site. He is an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pain Medicine. He was recognized as an expert in Pain Medicine by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench in 2008, and provides expert opinion to litigants and defendants in the areas of Pain Medicine and Anesthesia.

He is Director of the Division of Pain Medicine and also of the University Hospital’s Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic. He co-ordinates the Anesthesiology Resident Mentorship Program under the auspices of the Office of Staff Wellbeing. He also co-ordinates the new Academic Mentorship Program for first-year Medical Students in the Faculty's Office of Undergraduate Medical Education. His research interests are the use of opioid analgesics in chronic non-cancer pain and  functional and quality of life measurements in chronic pain states. He is married with three children and cycles to work when the weather is fine.

Research Keywords

Chronic Pain Children Adolescents Social Media