Division of Emergency Medicine

Amna Zaki


Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine






Education and Professional Standing

I am originally from Pakistan. I completed my MBBS degree from the Aga Khan University with Honors in 2005. After that, I completed a research fellowship in Anaesthesia at the Toronto Western Hospital in 2007. I completed my residency in Emergency Medicine from McMaster University in 2013. 

Currently, my role is that of Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. I am a staff Emergency Physician at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. 

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests include Difficult Airway and Resident Education.

Awards and Honours

  • Best Emergency Medicine Resident at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, 2012
  • Graduated with Honors in Ophthalmology at Aga Khan University Medical College, 2005

Selected Publications

  1. Wong J, Abrishami A, Yang Y, Zaki A, Friedman Z, Selby P, Chapman KR, Chung F. A Perioperative Smoking Cessation Intervention with Varenicline: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial. Anesthesiology. 2012 Oct;117(4):755-764.
  2. Zaki A, Abrishami A, Wong J, Chung F. Interventions in the preoperative clinic for long term smoking cessation: a quantitative systematic review. Can J Anaesth. 2008 Jan;55(1):11-21.
  3. Khan JA, Irfan M, Zaki A, Beg M, Hussain SF, Rizvi N. Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Tuberculosis Among Patients of a High Burden Country. J Pak Med Assoc May 2006; 56(5): 211-14.