Dr. Shafiq Qaadri is a strong advocate of quality public healthcare, education, and a compassionate society. He is a Toronto family physician, lecturer, and medical writer, and has been an active Liberal for the past 25 years.
He teaches medical colleagues about optimal treatments and best practices, and has published and presented more than 600 articles on diverse medical topics. He regularly appears in web, print, radio and television segments for several news organizations, including CTV/Bell GlobeMedia, CanWest Global, Alliance Atlantis, CBC, CityTV, CJOB Radio Winnipeg, CKNW Radio Vancouver and Rogers Media. He has been a medical contributor to The Globe and Mail, and also writes a monthly column for doctors in The Medical Post.
For the past 13 years, the multilingual Dr. Qaadri has practiced medicine in his busy clinic in the west end of Toronto.
In the medical community, Dr. Qaadri is respected for his teaching and publications. He is a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) of the Government of Canada, and a leader in making health information understandable to the public and physicians alike.
Dr. Qaadri has worked to improve the quality of healthcare, having delivered more than 100 Continuing Medical Education (CME) lectures to fellow physicians. He has taught doctors across Canada about developments in many practice areas—including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, chronic lung diseases, prostate disorders, Andropause (menopause for men), arthritis, acid reflux, allergies/sinusitis, and anxiety/depression disorders.
Educated at Upper Canada College, he graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1988. During his academic career, he won numerous awards and scholarships, including a Canadian National Debating Championship, an English-Speaking Union Essay Prize to Oxford University, and a Medical Research Council Scholarship in Clinical Neurosurgery.
Dr. Qaadri and his wife live in Toronto with their two children, and is an energetic, caring and compassionate Member of Provincial Parliament serving his constituents, the residents of Etobicoke North.