Aliya Khan


Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Geriatric Medicine

Director, Calcium Disorders Clinic, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, McMaster University

Chair, International Osteonecrosis of Jaw Task Force

Chair, Rapid Response Committee, Osteoporosis Canada

Past Chair of the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Certification Council and Founding Chair of the Canadian Panel ISCD

Education and Professional


Academic/Research/Clinical Interests

Selected Publications

Dr. Khan has published more than 100 scientific papers on osteoporosis, parathyroid disease and skeletal health assessment. She has written numerous book chapters and is the Co-Editor of the Handbook of Parathyroid Disease published by Springer 2012. Dr. Khan's key publications include:

  1. Primary hyperparathyroidism: review and recommendations on evaluation, diagnosis, and management. A Canadian and international consensus, Aliya A. Khan, David A. Hanley, Rene Rizzoli, Jens Bollerslev, J.E.M Young, Lars Rejnmark, Rajesh Thakker, Pierre D’Amour, Terri Paul, Stan Van Uum, M. Zakarea Shrayyef, David Goltzman, Stephanie Kaiser, Natalie E. Cusano, Roger Bouillon, Leif Mosekilde, Annie W. Kung, Sudhaker D. Rao, Sanjay K. Bhadada, Bart L. Clarke, Jian-min Liu, Quan-Yang Duh, E. Michael Lewiecki, Francisco Bandeira, Richard Eastell, Claudio Marcocci, Shonni J. Silverberg, Robert Udelsman, K. Shawn Davison, John T. Potts Jr, Maria Luisa Brandi, and John P. Bilezikian, Osteoporosis International October 2016
  2. Atypical Femoral Fracture Alert Program, Aliya A. Khan, Sian Iles, Stephanie M. Kaiser, Linda Probyn, Angela Cheung, Steven Burrell,  Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal 2016 Jun; 20:1-2. DOI:10.1016/j.carj.2016.04.002
  3. Cinacalcet normalizes serum calcium in a double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled study in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism with contraindications to surgery, Aliya Aziz Khan, John Bilezikian, Henry G Bone, Andrey Gurevich, Péter Lakatos, Waldemar Misiorowski, Liudmila Rozhinskaya, Marie-Louise Trotman and Miklos Toth, European Journal of Endocrinology 2015 May;172(5):527-35. doi: 10.1530/EJE-14-0877. Epub 2015 Jan 30
  4. Diagnosis and Management of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Systematic Review and International Consensus, Khan A, Morrison A, Hanley D, Felsenberg D, McCauley L, O'Ryan F, Reid I, Rugglero S, Taguchi A, Tetradis S, Watts N, Brandi M, Peters E, Guise T, Eastell R, Cheung A, Morin S, Masri B, Cooper C, Morgan S, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Langdahl B, Al Dabagh R, Davison K, Kendler D, Sandor G, Josse R, Bhandari M, El Rabbamy M, Plerroz D, Sulimani R, Saunders D, Brown J, Compston J, J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Jan;30(1):3-23. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2405
  5. Osteoporosis in Menopause, Khan A, Fortier M, Menopause and Osteoporosis Working Group, Fortier M, Reid R, Abramson BL, Blake J, Desindes S, Dodin S, Graves L, Guthrie B, Johnston S, Khan A, Rowe T, Sodhi N, Wilks P, Wolfman N., J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Sep;36(9):839-840.
  6. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effects of Alendronate on Bone Mineral Density and Bone Remodelling in Perimenopausal Women With Low Bone Mineral Density, Khan A, Dubois S, Khan AA, Rahman MZ, Khan OA, Syed HT, Derzko C. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Nov;36(11):976-82.
  7. Atypical Femoral Fractures: Radiographic Histomorphometric Features in 19 Patients, Aliya Khan, Angela Cheung, Osama A. Khan, Zohair Rahman, Kenneth Pritzker, Brian Lentle, Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2014 Jul, 17(3): 402-403
  8. Atypical Femoral Fractures: A Teaching Perspective, Aliya A. Khan, William D. Leslie, Brian Lentle, Sian Iles, Stephanie M. Kaiser, Heather Frame, Steven Burrell, Angela M. Cheung, Can Assoc Radiol J., 2015 May;66(2):102-7. doi: 10.1016/j.carj.2014.01.002.Epub 2014 Jul 19
  9. Bisphosphonates for Treatment of Osteoporosis (Clinical Review) Jacques P. Brown, Suzanne Morin, William Leslie, Alexandra Papaioannou, Angela M. Cheung, Kenneth S. Davison, David Goltzman, David Arthur Hanley, Anthony Hodsman, Robert Josse, Algis Jovaisas, Angela Juby, Stephanie Kaiser, Andrew Karaplis, David Kendler, Aliya Khan, Daniel Ngui, Wojciech Olszynski, Louis-Georges Ste-Marie, Jonathan Adachi, Canadian Family Physicians, 2014 Apr; 60:324-333
  10. Standards and Guidelines for Performing Central Dual X-Ray Densitometry in Premenopausal Women, Men, and Children from the Canadian Panel of the International Society of Clinical Densitometry, byKhan AA, Bachrach L, Brown JP, et al., JCD, Vol. 7, no. 1, 51-63, 2004.
  11. Alendronate in Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial, byKhan AA, Bilezikian JP, Kung AWC, et al., J Clin Endocrinol Metab, July 2004, 89(7):3319-3325.
  12. Bone Mineral Density Assessment in Premenopausal Women, by Aliya Khan, Zeba Syed, Future Medicine: Women’s Health, 2006, Vol. 2, no. 4, pp 1-7
  13. Standards for Performing DXA in Individuals with Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis from the Canadian Panel of International Society for Clinical Densitometry, by A.A. Khan, D.A. Hanley, J.P. Bilezikian, et al., JCD, Vol. 9, no. 1, 47-57, 2006
  14. Management of Osteoporosis in men: an update and case example, by Aliya A. Khan, Anthony B. Hodsman, Alexandra Papaioannou, et al., Canadian Medical Association Journal, January 2007, 176(3), pp 345-348
  15. Third International Workshop on the Management of Asymptomatic Primary Hyperthyroidism SUMMARY STATEMENT: Guidelines for the Management of Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Summary Statement from the Third International Workshop by John P. Bilezikian, Aliya A. Khan, John T. Potts, J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009 94: 335-339
  16. Medical Management of Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Proceedings of the Third International Workshop by Aliya Khan, Andrew Grey, and Dolores Shoback, J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009 94: 373-381
  17. Primary Hyperparathyroidism, CMAJ April 2011, by Hafsah Al-Azem, Aliya Khan
  18. Bisphosphonate-associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Ontario: A Survey of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, by Aliya A. Khan, Lorena P. Rios, George K.B. Sandor, et al., Journal of Rheumatology, April 2011 vol. 38, no. 7; pp. 1396-1402
  19. Hypoparathyroidism - by Hafsah Al-Azem and Aliya Khan - Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism August 2012, vol. 26, issue 4, pp. 517-522
  20. Hyperparathyroidism – Diagnosis and Management – a Clinical Review – by Shelley Pallan, Omair Rahman and Aliya Khan - British Medical Journal March 2012, 344:e1013