Dr. Sankalp Bhavsar

Division of Rheumatology

Sankalp Bhavsar


Assistant clinical Professor (Adjunct), Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine





Education and Professional Standing

MD, University of Western Ontario 2004-2008
Neurology Residency, University of Calgary 2008-2010
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Calgary 2010-2012
Rheumatology Fellowship, McMaster University 2012-2014
Vasculitis Fellowship, McMaster University 2014-2015
ABIM, Internal Medicine 2013
FRCPC, Internal Medicine 2013
FRCPC, Rheumatology 2014

Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Bhavsar has clinical interests in the spectrum of inflammatory rheumatologic diseases, including vasculitis.  His research interests include vasculitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Selected Publications

  1. Alsolaimani RS, Bhavsar SV, Khalidi NA, Pagnoux C, Mandzia JL, Tay K, Barra LJ.  Severe intracranial involvement in giant cell arteritis: 5 cases and literature review.  J Rheumatol 2016;43(3):648-56.
  2. Bhavsar SV, Carmona R.  Anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies in the diagnosis of scleroderma renal crisis in the absence of skin disease.  J Clin Rheumatol 2014;20(7):379-82.
  3. Bhavsar SV, Hawkins TL, Castillo E.  Atrial mass in a pregnant patient with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.  Int J Rheum Dis 2014 May 19.
  4. Ma IW, Chapelsky S, Bhavsar S, Connors W, Fisher M, Schaefer J, Bacchus M.  Procedural certification program: enhancing resident procedural teaching skills.  Med Teach 2013;35(6):524.
  5. Bhavsar SV, White CM, Fifi-Mah A.  A fulminant neurologic presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Int J Rheum Dis 2012;15(2):e34-6.
  6. Bhavsar S, Nimigan A, Hackam DG, O'Gorman DB, Gan BS, Spence JD.  Keloid scarring, but not Dupuytren's contracture, is associated with unexplained carotid atherosclerosis.  Clin Invest Med 2009;32(2):E95-102.