Fahad Razak

Associate Professor
Toronto Academic Health Science Network

Dr. Fahad Razak, an internist and epidemiologist, and his research focuses on improving the care of hospitalized patients through application of advanced analytic methods to hospital big data. He co-founded  GEMINI (https://www.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 >$55 million in grant funding from sources such as CIHR, NSERC, and the Canadian Cancer Society. He has published >100 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 33).

He was the Scientific Director of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table which informed Ontario’s response to the COVID pandemic. He co-authored >40 science and policy briefs that shaped the policy, public health and clinical response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Pandemic Related Publications: 

Canada’s response to the initial 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic: a comparison with peer countries

Outcomes in patients with and without disability admitted to hospital with COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study

The consequences of neglecting to collect multisectoral data to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic

Managing drug shortages during a pandemic: tocilizumab and COVID-19

The case for relaxing no-visitor policies in hospitals during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Characteristics and outcomes of hospital admissions for COVID-19 and influenza in the Toronto area


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