Fahad Razak

MD, MSc, BASc

Scientist

Biography

Dr. Razak is an internist at St Michael’s Hospital and Canada Research Chair in Healthcare Data and Analytics at the University of Toronto. He co-founded GEMINI geminimedicine.ca, the largest hospital research network in Canada, and one of few such examples globally. He was the Scientific Director of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and co-authored >50 science and policy briefs that shaped the policy, public health and clinical response to the COVID-19 crisis. He is active in science communication, he co-founded the Rounds Table, a free podcast about new research in medicine that has been downloaded >400,000 times in 150 countries. He has written extensively for news sources such as the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and Maclean’s.

Dr. Razak completed a degree in Engineering Science and Medical Doctorate at the University of Toronto. He was the first physician appointed as the David E. Bell Fellow at Harvard University. Notable recognitions include the President’s Impact Award from the University of Toronto, Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship from the PSI Foundation, and the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine’s New Investigator Award; He has received >$65 million in grant funding as Principal Investigator, has published >100 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 34, >50 as first/senior author), and is on the advisory board of the BMJ.

Dr. Razak has been primary supervisor of research projects for >40 trainees, resulting in >50 peer-reviewed publications with trainees as co-author. He received the Teaching Award for Excellence and the Dr. Robert Sargeant Award for mentorship at the University of Toronto.

Please note: Dr. Razak is not taking any summer students.

Recent Publications

  1. Fang, C, Dziedzic, A, Zhang, L, Oliva, L, Verma, A, Razak, F et al.. Decentralised, collaborative, and privacy-preserving machine learning for multi-hospital data. EBioMedicine. 2024;101 :105006. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2024.105006. PubMed PMID:38377795 .
  2. Choi, WJ, Roberts, S, Verma, A, Razak, F, O'Kane, GM, Gallinger, S et al.. Characterizing the burden of biliary tract cancers across 28 hospitals in Ontario, Canada. Cancer. 2024; :. doi: 10.1002/cncr.35249. PubMed PMID:38361443 .
  3. Bartsch, E, Shin, S, Sheehan, K, Fralick, M, Verma, A, Razak, F et al.. Advanced imaging use and delays among inpatients with psychiatric comorbidity. Brain Behav. 2024;14 (2):e3425. doi: 10.1002/brb3.3425. PubMed PMID:38361288 PubMed Central PMC10869880.
  4. MacMillan, TE, Shin, S, Topf, J, Kwan, JL, Weinerman, A, Tang, T et al.. Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome in Patients Hospitalized with Hyponatremia. NEJM Evid. 2023;2 (4):EVIDoa2200215. doi: 10.1056/EVIDoa2200215. PubMed PMID:38320046 .
  5. Hodzic-Santor, B, Colacci, M, Raissi, A, Ray, P, Verma, AA, Razak, F et al.. Validation of the Diagnostic Accuracy Levels of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Codes for Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Multicentre, Cross-sectional Study of Adults. Can J Diabetes. 2024; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2024.01.006. PubMed PMID:38262528 .
  6. Bai, AD, Wilkinson, A, Almufleh, A, Rai, M, Razak, F, Verma, AA et al.. Ceftriaxone and the Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia, Cardiac Arrest, and Death Among Patients Receiving Lansoprazole. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6 (10):e2339893. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.39893. PubMed PMID:37883084 PubMed Central PMC10603497.
  7. Moura, CS, Neville, A, Liao, F, Wen, B, Razak, F, Roberts, S et al.. Validity of hospital diagnostic codes to identify SARS-CoV-2 infections in reference to polymerase chain reaction results: a descriptive study. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (5):E982-E987. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20230033. PubMed PMID:37875313 PubMed Central PMC10610021.
  8. Malecki, SL, Jung, HY, Loffler, A, Green, MA, Gupta, S, MacFadden, D et al.. Identifying clusters of coexisting conditions and outcomes among adults admitted to hospital with community-acquired pneumonia: a multicentre cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (5):E799-E808. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220193. PubMed PMID:37669812 PubMed Central PMC10482492.
  9. McIntyre, MT, Saha, S, Morris, AM, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Tang, T, Weinerman, A et al.. Physician antimicrobial prescribing and patient outcomes on general medical wards: a multicentre retrospective cohort study. CMAJ. 2023;195 (32):E1065-E1074. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.221732. PubMed PMID:37604522 PubMed Central PMC10442238.
  10. Bai, AD, Srivastava, S, Wong, BKC, Digby, GC, Razak, F, Verma, AA et al.. Comparative Effectiveness of First-Line and Alternative Antibiotic Regimens in Hospitalized Patients With Nonsevere Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. Chest. 2024;165 (1):68-78. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2023.08.008. PubMed PMID:37574164 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Internist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
  • Provincial Lead, Quality Improvement in General Medicine, Ontario Health
  • Canada Research Chair in Healthcare Data and Analytics, University of Toronto
  • Senior Fellow, Massey College