Sheila Riazi, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Riazi is a Professor at the Department of Anesthesia, clinician-scientist at Toronto General research institute, and a staff anesthesiologist at University Health Network. Dr. Riazi also 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 the pathophysiology of MH, links with exertional heat illnesses, and phenotypic variability in MH susceptible patients.
Dr. Riazi has received several teaching and research awards and has secured funding from Canadian and American grant agencies. She is also the chair of the MH International Professional Advisory Council, the board of directors of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS), and an associate editor at the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.