Karim MukhidaMD, PhD, FRCPC, MBA

Assistant 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
  • 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:

  • B.A. Baghbaderani, L.A. Behie, K. Mukhida, M. Hong, I. Mendez (2011). New bioengineering insights into human neural precursor cell expansion in culture. Biotechnology Progress. 27: 776-787.
  • C. Cormier, K. Mukhida, G. Walker, D.R. Marsh (2010). Development of autonomic dysreflexia after spinal cord injury is associated with a lack of serotonergic axons in the intermediolateral cell column. Journal of Neurotrauma. 27: 1805-1818.
  • K. Mukhida, M. Hong, G. Miles, T. Phillips, B.A. Baghbaderani, M. McLeod, N. Kobayashi, A. Sen, L.A. Behie, R. Brownstone, and I. Mendez (2008). A multitarget basal ganglia dopaminergic and GABAergic transplantation strategy enhances behavioural recovery in parkinsonian rats. Brain. 131: 2106-2126.
  • I. Mendez, A. Viñuela, A. Astradsson, K. Mukhida, P. Hallett, H. Robertson, T. Tierney, R. Holness, A. Dagher, J.Q. Trojanowski, and O. Isacson (2008). Dopamine neurons implanted into people with Parkinson’s disease survive without pathology for 14 years. Nature Medicine. 14: 507-509.
  • K. Mukhida, B.A. Baghbaderani, M. Hong, M. Lewington, T. Phillips. M. McLeod, A. Sen, L.A. Behie, and I. Mendez (2008). Survival, differentiation and migration of bioreactor-expanded human neural precursor cells in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease. Neurosurgical Focus. 24: E8.

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)
  • Clinical Fellowship Award - Margot Anderson Foundation Fellowship in Brain Restoration Research, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2004)