Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic, University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB


Dr. Saifee Rashiq

Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Dr Rashiq was born in the UK and obtained his medical degree from University of Nottingham. Prior to coming to Canada in 1992, he completed house officer positions in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and anesthesia in the UK and was a medical officer on a mountaineering expedition in southern Chile. 


He completed Anesthesia training at the University of Alberta in 1995. He was a Fellow in Pain Medicine at the University of Washington’s Multidisciplinary Pain Centre in Seattle in 1997/98. He obtained the degree of Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002.


His clinical practice consists of general and neuroanesthesia at the University and Leduc Community Hospitals, and Pain Medicine at the University site. He is an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pain Medicine. He was recognized as an expert in Pain Medicine by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench in 2008, and provides expert opinion to litigants and defendants in the areas of Pain Medicine and Anesthesia. 


He is Director of the Division of Pain Medicine and also of the University Hospital’s Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic. He co-ordinates the Anesthesiology Resident Mentorship Program under the auspices of the Office of Staff Wellbeing. He also co-ordinates the new Academic Mentorship Program for first-year Medical Students in the Faculty's Office of Undergraduate Medical Education. His research interests are the use of opioid analgesics in chronic non-cancer pain and  functional and quality of life measurements in chronic pain states. He is married with three children and cycles to work when the weather is fine.




Dr. Bruce Dick

Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Dr. Dick received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University in the Pediatric Pain Research Laboratory. Some of his doctoral research and clinical training related to chronic pain was also completed at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS. He was also an AHFMR Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital in the Behavioural Research Unit.

Dr. Dick is also a registered clinical psychologist who provides clinical services in the Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic at Stollery Children’s Hospital and in the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the University of Alberta Hospital. 


Dr. Dick's research focuses on the effects of chronic pain across the lifespan on a number of factors including: Cognitive function, Disability, Sleep, Stigmatization of patients, Quality of life. Other research interests include: distance treatment programs for individuals with pain and their families, educational programs aimed at improving clinical outcomes, population factors associated with chronic pain