Karim MukhidaMD, PhD, FRCPC, MBA

Associate Professor


Email: kmukhida@dal.ca
Phone: 902 473 4130
Mailing Address: 
Pain Management Unit 4th Floor, Dickson Building 5870 University Avenue Halifax, NS, B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • Medical humanities
  • history of anesthesia
  • history of the clinical neurosciences
  • art in medicine
  • chronic pain management
  • neuroanesthesia
  • stem cell biology
  • cell restoration strategies

Related information:

Dalhousie Pain Group


  • Clinical fellowship, Chronic Pain Management (QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine)
  • Clinical fellowship, Chronic Pain (University of Toronto, Wasser Pain Management Centre and Toronto Western Hospital, Department of Anesthesia)
  • Research fellowship (Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
  • Residency, neurosurgery (University of Toronto and Dalhousie University)
  • Residency, anesthesia (University of Toronto and Dalhousie University)
  • MBA (Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University)
  • PhD (Dalhousie University)
  • MD, Dalhousie University
  • BSc, biology & history (Dalhousie University)
  • BSc, medicine (Dalhousie University)

Selected publications:

  • K. Mukhida, S. Sedighi, C. Hart (2022). Popcorn in the pain clinic: a content analysis of the depiction of patients with chronic pain and their management in motion pictures.  Canadian Journal of Pain 6: 195-210.  
  • N. Atkins and K. Mukhida (2022). The relationship between patients’ income and education and their access to pharmacological chronic pain management: a scoping review. Canadian Journal of Pain 6: 142-170. 
  • L. Wiseman, I. Mahu, K. Mukhida (2022). The Effect of Preoperative Cannabis Use on Postoperative Pain following Gynecologic Oncology Surgery. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada 44: 750-756. 
  • R. Bannerjee and K. Mukhida (co-editors) (2021). From Bandaids to Scalpels: Motherhood experiences in / of medicine. Demeter Press.
  • K. Mukhida, J. Stewart, R. Mehrpooya, and J. Fraser (2020). Virtual care for patients with chronic pain and addictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Pain 4: 179-180.

Selected awards and honours:

  • Izaak Walton Killam Post-Graduate Scholarship, Dalhousie University Post-Graduate Medical Education Office (2014)
  • Angel in Action, QE II Foundation, QEII Health Sciences Centre (2011)
  • K.G. McKenzie Memorial Prize for Basic Neurosciences Research, Canadian Neurosurgical Society (2007)
  • William H. Sweet Young Investigator Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Pain (2006)