Samir Gupta

MD, MSc

Scientist

Research Programs

Biography

Samir Gupta is a Respirologist and clinician-scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He completed his Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, followed by a fellowship in Knowledge Translation Research.

His main research interest is in knowledge translation across the spectrum of respiratory illness, with a focus on electronic tools for behaviour change. His team built and launched the Electronic Asthma Management System (eAMS) (www.easthma.ca). He also has an interest in rare lung disease research methods, and is founder and Head of the Canadian Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Program (www.hpscare.com). He has a specific interest in science communication, and serves as a medical correspondent for various media outlets.  He also serves as Chair of the Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee and holds the University of Toronto Michael Locke Term Chair in Knowledge Translation and Rare Lung Disease Research.

Recent Publications

  1. Moloney, M, Digby, G, MacKinnon, M, Morra, A, Barber, D, Queenan, J et al.. Primary care asthma surveillance: a review of knowledge translation tools and strategies for quality improvement. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2023;19 (1):3. doi: 10.1186/s13223-022-00755-2. PubMed PMID:36650578 PubMed Central PMC9843861.
  2. Poureslami, I, FitzGerald, JM, Tregobov, N, Goldstein, RS, Lougheed, MD, Gupta, S et al.. Health literacy in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care: a narrative review and future directions. Respir Res. 2022;23 (1):361. doi: 10.1186/s12931-022-02290-5. PubMed PMID:36529734 PubMed Central PMC9760543.
  3. Poureslami, I, Hohn, R, Kopec, JA, Sawatzky, R, Aaron, SD, Gupta, S et al.. Evaluation of a new performance-based health literacy measurement tool for individuals with chronic airways diseases. Respir Care. 2022; :. doi: 10.4187/respcare.10441. PubMed PMID:36411057 .
  4. Cherian, M, Magner, KMA, Whitmore, GA, Vandemheen, KL, FitzGerald, JM, Bergeron, C et al.. Patient and physician factors associated with symptomatic undiagnosed asthma or COPD. Eur Respir J. 2022; :. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01721-2022. PubMed PMID:36328359 .
  5. Gupta, S, Tang, R, Petricca, K, Florez, ID, Kastner, M. The Guideline Language and Format Instrument (GLAFI): development process and international needs assessment survey. Implement Sci. 2022;17 (1):47. doi: 10.1186/s13012-022-01219-2. PubMed PMID:35854368 PubMed Central PMC9295534.
  6. Alhabeeb, FF, Whitmore, GA, Vandemheen, KL, FitzGerald, JM, Bergeron, C, Lemière, C et al.. Disease burden in individuals with symptomatic undiagnosed asthma or COPD. Respir Med. 2022;200 :106917. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2022.106917. PubMed PMID:35850008 .
  7. Gupta, S. [Not Available]. Can Fam Physician. 2022;68 (6):441-444. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6806441. PubMed PMID:35701193 PubMed Central PMC9197282.
  8. Boland, CR, Idos, GE, Durno, C, Giardiello, FM, Anderson, JC, Burke, CA et al.. Diagnosis and Management of Cancer Risk in the Gastrointestinal Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes: Recommendations From the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2022;162 (7):2063-2085. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2022.02.021. PubMed PMID:35487791 .
  9. Boland, CR, Idos, GE, Durno, C, Giardiello, FM, Anderson, JC, Burke, CA et al.. Diagnosis and management of cancer risk in the gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyposis syndromes: recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2022;95 (6):1025-1047. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2022.02.044. PubMed PMID:35487765 .
  10. Boland, CR, Idos, GE, Durno, C, Giardiello, FM, Anderson, JC, Burke, CA et al.. Diagnosis and Management of Cancer Risk in the Gastrointestinal Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes: Recommendations From the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022;117 (6):846-864. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000001755. PubMed PMID:35471415 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Respirologist, Division of Respirology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Michael Locke Chair in Knowledge Translation and Rare Lung Diseases, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology, University of Toronto
  • Chair, Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee