Dr. Akber Mithani

Dr. Akber Mithani is currently regional medical director for Fraser Health Residential Care and Assisted Living Services and Clinical associate professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.

He has a lifelong passion for the care of the elderly, a well-respected expertise in long term care and robust experience with medical leadership. He received his medical doctor training at Memorial University of Newfoundland, moved west and has devoted his career to the care of the elderly in various clinical service areas including geriatric psychiatry and medicine, long term care and acute specialized geriatric programs. In the past, Dr. Mithani has worked in a variety of clinical administrative positions such as director of the Geriatric Program and vice president for Medical Affairs at Providence Health Care. Dr. Mithani has also been director, Primary Care of the Elderly Research Group, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, B.C. and has participated in over 30 peer-reviewed funded research projects, abstracts, book and journal publications. Currently he supervises and teaches Family Practice RII residents and IMG Family Practice RII residents in their mandatory clinical geriatric rotation.

Dr. Mithani has also lectured extensively across the world in areas of Islamic Ethics and spirituality for the past several years. He has a special interest in the area of end-of-life decision making and a palliative approach to care. He has been an active member of his community and has held numerous leadership positions within the Muslim community. Dr. Mithani is also the founder of the Research Institute of Spirituality and Ethics which provides support and advice to Muslims around end-of-life care and decision making. He also continues to participate in humanitarian work across the world in his capacity as a physician.

Areas of expertise

Clinical issues around frail elders especially in long-term care.

Department(s)

Long Term Care and Assisted Living 

Publications and presentations

  • Dr. Mithani has participated in over 30 peer-reviewed funded research projects, abstracts, book and journal publications. 
  • Currently he supervises and teaches Family Practice RII residents and IMG Family Practice RII residents in their mandatory clinical geriatric rotation.
  • Dr Mithani has also lectured extensively across the world in areas of Islamic Ethics and spirituality for the past several years.

Awards, honours, recognition and certification

Dr. Mithani is also the founder of the Research Institute of Spirituality and Ethics which provides support and advice to Muslims around end-of-life care and decision making. 

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