Samir Gupta



Research Programs


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) ( He also has an interest in rare lung disease research methods, and is founder and Head of the Canadian Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Program ( 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. Lumia, CM, Gupta, S, Sin, DD, Gershon, AS. The need to streamline approval processes for clinical research in Canada. CMAJ. 2023;195 (14):E517. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.148341-l. PubMed PMID:37040997 PubMed Central PMC10089634.
  2. Gupta, S, Thériault, G. Do not diagnose or routinely treat asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without pulmonary function testing. BMJ. 2023;380 :e072834. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2022-072834. PubMed PMID:36940980 .
  3. Moloney, M, MacKinnon, M, Bullock, E, Morra, A, Barber, D, Gupta, S et al.. Integrating User Preferences for Asthma Tools and Clinical Guidelines Into Primary Care Electronic Medical Records: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Form Res. 2023;7 :e42767. doi: 10.2196/42767. PubMed PMID:36809175 PubMed Central PMC9993230.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Poureslami, I, Hohn, RE, 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 Disease. Respir Care. 2023;68 (5):638-648. doi: 10.4187/respcare.10441. PubMed PMID:36411057 PubMed Central PMC10171345.
  7. 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. 2023;61 (2):. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01721-2022. PubMed PMID:36328359 .
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. Gupta, S. [Not Available]. Can Fam Physician. 2022;68 (6):441-444. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6806441. PubMed PMID:35701193 PubMed Central PMC9197282.
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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