Current Position and Professional Functions

Shabbir Alibhai, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. He is a Scientist at Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute as well as a Staff Physician in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at both University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Education and Training

Dr. Alibhai graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1993; completed his training in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine in 1998, and went on to complete a Master's of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the University of Toronto in 2001.


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Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Alibhai's research focuses on geriatric oncology, in particular, the interaction between cancer, its treatment and the older adult. He uses a variety of research methodologies to gain insight into this issue: quality of life analyses to examine health effects of treatment; administrative databases to monitor patterns of diagnosis, referral, and therapy; decision analysis to identify optimal therapy.

His major foci relate to prostate cancer and acute myeloid leukaemia and he is currently conducting randomized trials to impact on health outcomes (informed decision making, quality of life and fatigue) in men with prostate cancer.

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