Aniz Khalfan MBChB, FRCP
Anesthesiologist with a special interest in chronic pain
Dr. Aniz Khalfan graduated from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland in 1981 having obtained a full scholarship. Amongst her various achievements at medical school were obtaining 1st Class Certificates in physiology and biochemistry.
With a passion for anaesthesiology Dr. Khalfan pursued specialization in the United Kingdom and then Canada at the University of British Columbia. Aniz is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada which she was granted in 1992. Dr. Khalfan previously held the position of Chief of Anaesthesia at St. Mary’s Hospital in Vancouver.
With a long and successful career in hospital medicine Aniz decided to pursue her passion for chronic pain. Toward this end she was honoured with a grant from the Royal College of Physicians in 2013.
Aniz joined CHANGEpain when it first opened in May 2013 and practices Monday to Thursday. She delivers Group Medical Visits and is also accredited for the IV Lidocaine and Ketamine infusions in the clinic's Pain Infusion Program.
Dr. Khalfan also practices as an Anaesthesiologist at Providence Health Care, Mount St. Joseph Hospital in Vancouver.
Aniz is very involved in teaching and in the community. She is an Examiner for the Medical Council of Canada, has held various leadership positions for the Agakhan Health Board of BC as well as being a member and website editor of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver.
With a daughter now at Medical School and a son in University, Dr. Khalfan is now looking to enjoying some time with her husband in their shared passion for the arts and culture.