Fahad Razak

MD, MSc, BASc

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Biography

I am an internist and epidemiologist, with specialization in observational methods, ‘big data’ projects, and global health. I often collaborate with researchers across many disciplines, such as geographers, economists, and computer-scientists on research areas that require diverse expertise.

My work is primarily on the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative (GEMINI) a data driven quality improvement and research network for all general medicine hospital patients in Ontario. I am Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) with Amol Verma (University of Toronto) on GEMINI, and we work closely with physicians and health care leaders across the province. GEMINI has developed infrastructure to extract and standardize electronic clinical data from hospital IT systems (laboratory data, radiology, admission-discharge-transfer, etc.) at 7 large hospital sites and is expanding to include many more hospitals in the next 3 years. We are harnessing this ‘big data’ for diverse research applications and to form the ‘backbone’ of a quality improvement network.

Other Affiliations

  • Internist and Clinician Scientist, St Michael’s Hospital,
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Research Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies

Please note: Dr. Razak is not taking any summer students in 2018.

Recent Publications

  1. Malecki, SL, Quinn, KL, Zilbert, N, Razak, F, Ginsburg, S, Verma, AA et al.. Understanding the Use and Perceived Impact of a Medical Podcast: Qualitative Study. JMIR Med Educ. 2019;5 (2):e12901. doi: 10.2196/12901. PubMed PMID:31538949 PubMed Central PMC6754688.
  2. Fralick, M, Goldberg, N, Rohailla, S, Guo, Y, Burke, MJ, Lapointe-Shaw, L et al.. Value of routine echocardiography in the management of stroke. CMAJ. 2019;191 (31):E853-E859. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190111. PubMed PMID:31387955 PubMed Central PMC6682481.
  3. Verma, AA, Guo, Y, Kwan, JL, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Rawal, S, Tang, T et al.. Characteristics of short general internal medicine hospital stays: a multicentre cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. ;7 (1):E47-E54. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180181. PubMed PMID:30692151 PubMed Central PMC6349563.
  4. Cressman, AM, MacFadden, DR, Verma, AA, Razak, F, Daneman, N. Empiric Antibiotic Treatment Thresholds for Serious Bacterial Infections: A Scenario-based Survey Study. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2019;69 (6):930-937. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy1031. PubMed PMID:30535310 .
  5. Rawal, S, Kwan, JL, Razak, F, Detsky, AS, Guo, Y, Lapointe-Shaw, L et al.. Association of the Trauma of Hospitalization With 30-Day Readmission or Emergency Department Visit. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179 (1):38-45. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5100. PubMed PMID:30508018 PubMed Central PMC6583419.
  6. Razak, F, Subramanian, SV, Sarma, S, Kawachi, I, Berkman, L, Davey Smith, G et al.. Association between population mean and distribution of deviance in demographic surveys from 65 countries: cross sectional study. BMJ. 2018;362 :k3147. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k3147. PubMed PMID:30076132 PubMed Central PMC6073428.
  7. Verma, AA, Guo, Y, Kwan, JL, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Rawal, S, Tang, T et al.. Prevalence and Costs of Discharge Diagnoses in Inpatient General Internal Medicine: a Multi-center Cross-sectional Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33 (11):1899-1904. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4591-7. PubMed PMID:30054888 PubMed Central PMC6206337.
  8. Lebel, A, Subramanian, SV, Hamel, D, Gagnon, P, Razak, F. Population-level trends in the distribution of body mass index in Canada, 2000-2014. Can J Public Health. 2018;109 (4):539-548. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0060-7. PubMed PMID:29981102 .
  9. Chin-Yee, B, Subramanian, SV, Verma, AA, Laupacis, A, Razak, F. Emerging Trends in Clinical Research: With Implications for Population Health and Health Policy. Milbank Q. 2018;96 (2):369-401. doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12328. PubMed PMID:29870114 PubMed Central PMC5987824.
  10. Gausman, J, Mejía-Guevara, I, Subramanian, SV, Razak, F. Distributional change of women's adult height in low- and middle-income countries over the past half century: An observational study using cross-sectional survey data. PLoS Med. 2018;15 (5):e1002568. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002568. PubMed PMID:29750787 PubMed Central PMC5947892.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Internist, Division of General Internal Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University
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