Rachel Khadaroo, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Intensivist, and surgeon-scientist at the University of Alberta. She is dedicated to the advancement of care for older patients. Her research activities span all four pillars of health inquiry including biomedical and clinical. She was the Principle Investigator for the Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment (EASE) Study, a multi-site care initiative investigating the impact of elder-friendly practices on surgical patients. Her research interests include the identification of barriers to evidence-based practices on surgical wards and factors present at the patient-level or biological-level to help optimize perioperative or postoperative care to improve outcomes in surgical patients.
In her spare time she enjoys drawing and has previously won first prize in Ontario for medical illustration. More recently she has used her creativity by launching You Tube videos for medical education.