Dr. Sarah Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease and Associate Medical Director for Infection Prevention Control for Hamilton Health Sciences.
Dr. Khan is a graduate of Western University, earning a BSc in 2005. She received her medical doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 2009 and came to McMaster for her post-graduate pediatric residency training, which she completed in 2012. She went on to an Infectious Disease Fellowship with the University of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, while earning a Diploma in Tropical Medicine with The Gorgas Memorial Institute in Lima, Peru; both completed in 2014. Dr. Khan completed a CIHR Clinical Trial Network Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Sick Kids examining infant feeding in HIV and risk of transmission in a Canadian context. She is also working on her Masters in Health Research Methodology at McMaster and has pursued additional training to enhance her expertise in infection control as well as patient safety and quality improvement.
Dr. Khan is an active researcher whose work focuses on infection control and antibiotic stewardship. During her training she undertook a research project assessing current diagnosis and treatment of catheter-related blood stream infections. The findings from this work were presented at national and international conferences. She was also involved in a quality improvement project assessing the role of antimicrobial prophylaxis in high-risk plastic surgery procedures. She has been funded for a CIHR Research Planning Meeting related to her HIV related research, and is also Co-Investigator for a multi-center pilot study funded by the St. Michael’s Hospital AFP Innovation Funds, and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.
During her time at McMaster, Dr. Khan’s interest in medical education led to her involvement in the collaborative development of a pediatric residency program initiative with the University of Guyana, and a board member of the IPEME educational program. She has also been involved with postgraduate and undergraduate trainees and is recognized as an excellent teacher.