Fahad Razak

MD, MSc, BASc

Scientist

Biography

Dr. Fahad Razak an internist and epidemiologist, with training in health services research and global health. His research focuses on improving the care of hospitalized patients through application of advanced analytic methods to hospital big data. He co-founded  GEMINI (geminimedicine.ca), the largest hospital research network in Canada, and one of few such examples globally. GEMINI covers ~60% of Ontario’s medical hospital beds making it a living laboratory to study hospital care.

Dr Razak completed an Engineering Science degree, Medical Doctorate, and Residency at the University of Toronto. He was the first physician to be appointed the David E. Bell Fellow at Harvard University. Notable research recognitions include the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine’s New Investigator Award and the Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship from the PSI Foundation. He has received  >$33 million in grant funding (>$25 million as Principal Investigator) from sources such as CIHR, NSERC, NIH, and the Canadian Cancer Society. He has published >90 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 29, 40 as first/senior author).

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

Recent Publications

  1. Quinn, KL, Razak, F, Cheung, AM. Assessing common and potentially modifiable symptoms of post-COVID-19 condition (long COVID) in adults. CMAJ. 2023;195 (2):E76-E77. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220823. PubMed PMID:36649958 PubMed Central PMC9851638.
  2. Quinn, KL, Razak, F, Cheung, AM. Diagnosing post-COVID-19 condition (long COVID) in adults. CMAJ. 2023;195 (2):E78-E79. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220818. PubMed PMID:36649955 PubMed Central PMC9851644.
  3. Quinn, KL, Cheung, AM, Razak, F. Treating common and potentially modifiable symptoms of post-COVID-19 condition (long COVID) in adults. CMAJ. 2023;195 (2):E80-E81. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220824. PubMed PMID:36649947 PubMed Central PMC9851632.
  4. Wang, L, Zhang, Y, Chignell, M, Shan, B, Sheehan, KA, Razak, F et al.. Boosting Delirium Identification Accuracy With Sentiment-Based Natural Language Processing: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2022;10 (12):e38161. doi: 10.2196/38161. PubMed PMID:36538363 PubMed Central PMC9812273.
  5. Quinn, KL, Huang, A, Bell, CM, Detsky, AS, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Rosella, LC et al.. Complications Following Elective Major Noncardiac Surgery Among Patients With Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5 (12):e2247341. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.47341. PubMed PMID:36525270 .
  6. Jones, A, Mowbray, FI, Falk, L, Stall, NM, Brown, KA, Malikov, K et al.. Variations in long-term care home resident hospitalizations before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario. PLoS One. 2022;17 (11):e0264240. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264240. PubMed PMID:36331926 PubMed Central PMC9635742.
  7. Colacci, M, Raissi, A, Bhasin, A, Branfield Day, L, Bregger, M, Carpenter, T et al.. Understanding how deferred consent affects patient characteristics and outcomes: an exploratory analysis of a clinical trial of prone positioning for COVID-19. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023;153 :102-105. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.08.017. PubMed PMID:36273771 PubMed Central PMC9706549.
  8. Lam, AC, Tang, B, Lalwani, A, Verma, AA, Wong, BM, Razak, F et al.. Methodology paper for the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative Medical Education Database (GEMINI MedED): a retrospective cohort study of internal medicine resident case-mix, clinical care and patient outcomes. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (9):e062264. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062264. PubMed PMID:36153026 PubMed Central PMC9511606.
  9. Sergeant, A, Saha, S, Shin, S, Weinerman, A, Kwan, JL, Lapointe-Shaw, L et al.. Variations in Processes of Care and Outcomes for Hospitalized General Medicine Patients Treated by Female vs Male Physicians. JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2 (7):e211615. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1615. PubMed PMID:35977207 PubMed Central PMC8796959.
  10. Reppas-Rindlisbacher, C, Shin, S, Purohit, U, Verma, A, Razak, F, Rochon, P et al.. Association between non-English language and use of physical and chemical restraints among medical inpatients with delirium. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;70 (12):3640-3643. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17989. PubMed PMID:35932190 .
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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
  • Research Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
  • Provincial Lead, Quality Improvement in General Medicine, Ontario Health