Dr. Akbar Panju

Division of General Internal Medicine

Akbar Panju


Professor, Department of Medicine

Associate Chair, Clinical, Department of Medicine

Boris Family Chair in Education and Internal Medicine

Division Director, General Internal Medicine, McMaster University

Active Staff, General Internal Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences


Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Panju is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and previous Chief of Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences.  He has been a previous recipient of the Medard DeGroote Chair in Medicine and presently holds the Boris Family Chair in Education and Internal Medicine.  He is also a Medical Director of the Medard DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care.  He is the Medical Director of the Academic Ambulatory Boris Clinic.

He has been the past-President of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine and past-President of The Hamilton Academy of Medicine.  He is a member of the Examination Board of Internal Medicine for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  He is on Council of CPSO as the McMaster academic representative.

After graduating from University of Liverpool in 1974, Dr. Panju completed his internship and then did four years of general practice in Northern Ontario, and in Cambridge, Ontario. This was followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at McMaster University with special training in Cardiology, Thrombosis, and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Panju’s interests are in research in Cardiology and Thrombosis with a particular focus in chest pain.  Recently he has been involved with post-stroke central pain where he is working to develop an international centre for patients with post-stroke central pain.

Dr Panju has been the recipient of multiple teaching and scholarly awards and his publications include over 60 articles  in peer reviewed  journals and has written book chapters and co-edited a book. 

Dr Panju was previously on the editorial board of the American College of Physicians Journal and the Evidence Based Medicine Journal.  He has previously been a frequent reviewer for CMAJ, the British Medical Journal and the American Medical Association.