Karim Khan, MD, PhD, MBA, is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is recognised for pioneering clinical trials of exercise training among older people vulnerable to falls and osteoporotic fractures. He was a leader in the field of tendon injuries where he published key studies on pathogenesis, imaging, and prognosis. He co-developed the most widely used patient-rated outcome measure for tendon conditions (the VISA scores). He is currently aiming to gain proficiency in meta-research—the field of study that addresses questions such as: the best way to effect grant peer-review, approaches to gaining scientific consensus and developing clinical guidelines. He is interested in the broad (non-academic) impact of research. Professor Khan has coauthored over 350 peer-reviewed publications with over 46,000 citations (H-index >113 in 2023). Khan has served as Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis since 2017. From 2008-2020 he was Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). He was among the pioneers of social media channels for sports medicine knowledge translation: YouTube videos, podcasts and a mobile app. BJSM engaged large communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He is the co-author of all 5 editions of the sport and exercise medicine textbook Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine. He was profiled in The Lancet in 2012. He received Honorary Doctorates from The Norwegian Sports University (NIH) (2018) and The University of Edinburgh (2019). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to sport and exercise medicine, and to the promotion of physical activity for community health (2019).