Division of Emergency Medicine

Rahim Valani


Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics





Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Rahim Valani is a staff emergency physician at McMaster University. He is a graduate of Queen's University and completed his specialist training in Canada, the UK and Australia. He is trained in both adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He completed his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee.

Dr. Valani was recognized recently as a Global Scholar by the Peter A. Silverman Centre for International Health as a Co-Director of the International Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective and other outreach programmes. He has presented on several clinical and educational topics across Canada and internationally.

Academic and Clinical Interests

His interests are in the following areas:

  1. Curriculum development and assessment.
  2. Simulation based education
  3. Medical informatics and data analytics, specifically related to meeting target times and quality improvement.


He has been editor of the Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Pediatric Trauma; Pain and procedural sedation in the ED; and the upcoming handbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Canadian Pediatric Trauma National Curriculum

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