KOL (Key Opinion Leader)
Dr. Shafiq Qaadri is a Toronto family physician, Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecturer, medical writer and broadcaster. He writes a monthly column for doctors in The Medical Post (Rogers), and has logged more than 1,000 radio and television shows across Canada.
He is a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) of the Government of Canada, and a leader in making health information understandable to the public and physicians alike. Dr. Qaadri has delivered more than 140 medical lectures, and published more than 700 articles, on a wide range of topics. He is a presenter for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and the Ontario Lung Association. He is the author of the international-selling health manual for baby-boomer men, The Testosterone Factor: A Practical Guide to Vitality and Virility, Naturally, which is now available in 5 countries in 4 languages.
A long-time advocate of quality public healthcare and a compassionate society, Dr. Qaadri was elected to the Government of Ontario as the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Etobicoke North in October 2003. He was re-elected as the MPP for Etobicoke North in October 2007.
Educated at Upper Canada College (SSAT Prep), he graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1988. During his academic career, he won numerous awards and scholarships, including a Canadian National Debating Championship, an English-Speaking Union Essay Prize to Oxford University, and a Medical Research Council Scholarship in Clinical Neurosurgery. He was recently appointed to the Healthcare Policy Group of the Council of State Governments (New York), an American-based think-tank which offers strategic counselling to government.
Dr. Qaadri and his wife live in Toronto with their two children.