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Sheila Riazi


Academic Position


Staff Position

Staff Physician, Site Head at TWH and WCH


Toronto Western Hospital, UHN
Women’s College Hospital

Expertise and Academic Interests

Malignant Hyperthermia Inversitigation


Sheila Riazi is a Professor at the Department of Anesthesia, a staff anesthesiologist at University Health Network, and clinician scientist at Toronto General Research Institute. Dr. Riazi directs the only Canadian diagnostic center for malignant hyperthermia (MH), where she assesses at-risk individuals and provides genetic testing and caffeine-halothane contracture test (CHCT). Her research interests include pathophysiology of MH, links with exertional heat illnesses, and phenotypic variability in MH susceptible patients with funding from various sources such as NIH, and CIHR. She is the chair of the MH International Professional Advisory Council, a member of the board of directors of MH Association of the United States (MHAUS), and a member of scientific advisory board of RYR1 foundation.

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