Dr. Nader Khalidi

2011 Teacher-Educator

Dr. Nader Khalidi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Khalidi graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1990 and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in July 2001.

Dr. Khalidi came to McMaster University in July 2001. Shortly thereafter, he became the  Program Director in Rheumatology and he revamped the rheumatology training program resulting in Accreditation of the Adult Rheumatology training program. He initiated and spearheaded the recognition of rheumatology by the MOH and COFM as an underserviced profession in Ontario at a time when Canadian residents who were IMG’s were not being allowed to enter into rheumatology. As of July 2006, IMG residents in a residency program in Ontario have been allowed to apply to rheumatology training programs.

Dr. Khalidi developed a program called the Southern Ontario Rheumatology Residents’ meeting that is intended to get all residents interested in Rheumatology together three times/year for educational rounds led by residents and supported by an attending rheumatologist. Other achievements include the Development of a National Rheumatology Curriculum to standardize fulfillment of CANMEDS requirements for all residents in Rheumatology nationally. This culminated in the realization of the annual National Rheumatology Residents’ Weekend.  He was involved in the Development of an Ontario OSCE,  which lead to the implementation of the first Ontario OSCE.

Dr. Khalidi has a strong clinical interest in Vasculitis and Scleroderma. He has been involved with the Canadian Scleroderma Research Study Group and is a Co-Investigator and Steering Committee Member of the Vasculitis Clinic Research Consortium. He runs Vasculitis and Scleroderma clinics at St. Joseph’s Healthcare.