Dr. Sameer Chhibber
MD, FRCPC-Neurology CSCN (EMG)
Dr. Sameer Chhibber completed his undergraduate degree in honors neuroscience at the University of Alberta, followed by his medical diploma at the University of Calgary (MD). He then completed his Royal College training in Neurology, at the University of Calgary (FRCPC). He then went on to complete a neuromuscular medicine and electrophysiology fellowship at Harvard University in Boston under the mentorship of Tony Amato, a world leader in neuromuscular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists for performing nerve conduction studies and electromyography (CSCN-EMG).
Dr. Chhibber is a cofounder of the Alberta Neurologic Centre (ANC) and is the current Medical Director and EMG Director.
Dr. Chhibber is a Clinical Associate Professor within the Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary. He runs a busy academic practice with a clinical interest in neuromuscular medicine, electromyography, headache medicine and general neurology.
He is well established as a clinical and educational leader both locally and nationally. He is published in peer-reviewed journals and is an active contributor to both headache and neuromuscular research in Canada.
In addition to his clinic at the Alberta Neurologic Centre, he also runs a urgent neuromuscular intake clinic at South health campus, muscle biopsy clinic, and he is a member of the ALS clinic. He also provides inpatient neurology and EMG service at all hospital sites in Calgary.
Dr. Chhibber’s academic focus has been on teaching and leadership in education. He has participated actively in undergraduate, resident and fellow education and mentorship. He has been recognized with numerous teaching awards including: Neurology Resident Teacher of the Year, Physiatry Resident Teacher of the Year– these awards are nominated annually by the residents, and awarded to a single physician per year. In 2016 he received the PARA Alberta Teacher of the year award – a single award given provincially each year. In 2019 he was honored with the resident mentorship award.
For the past 8 years Dr. Chhibber has been the Educational and Fellowship Director of Neuromuscular Medicine for the University of Calgary. He has trained over 200 residents, and his fellowship has produced 13 neuromuscular CSCN EMG certified physicians in the past 7 years, more then any other neuromuscular training program in Canada.
Over the past 10 years he has participated in countless lectures, advisory boards, has been a co-investigator in headache trials and neuromuscular research studies. and is also recognized as a clinical, education and research leader in Canada. He is a sought after clinical speaker, and he has presented locally to numerous physician groups as well as given invited addresses at local, regional and international meetings.
Dr. Chhibber is married, with 3 amazing boys. Outside of clinic he enjoys being physically active with his family, road biking, good food and good spirits.