Muhammad Mamdani

MPH, MA, PharmD

Director, Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (CHART)


Dr. Mamdani is the Director of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (CHART) of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is also Professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of the Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health. He is also adjunct Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Dr. Mamdani also is a member of the Human Drug Advisory Panel of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) and is a co-Principal Investigator of the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. In 2010, Dr. Mamdani was named among Canada’s Top 40 under 40. Prior to joining the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and St. Michael’s Hospital, Dr. Mamdani was a Director of Outcomes Research at Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals in New York. Dr. Mamdani’s research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and drug policy. He has published approximately 350 research studies in peer-reviewed medical journals, including leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mamdani obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1995 and subsequently completed a fellowship in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research at the Detroit Medical Center in 1997. During his fellowship, Dr. Mamdani obtained a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University in 1998 with a concentration in quantitative methods, focusing on biostatistics and epidemiological principles.

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




Recent Publications

  1. Vigod, SN, Bagheri, E, Zarrinkalam, F, Brown, HK, Mamdani, M, Ray, JG et al.. Online social network response to studies on antidepressant use in pregnancy. J Psychosom Res. 2018;106 :70-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.01.009. PubMed PMID:29455902 .
  2. Jayasundara, K, Krahn, M, Mamdani, M, Hoch, JS, Grootendorst, P. Differences in Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratios for Common Versus Rare Conditions: A Case from Oncology. Pharmacoecon Open. 2017;1 (3):167-173. doi: 10.1007/s41669-017-0022-7. PubMed PMID:29441496 PubMed Central PMC5691840.
  3. Hussain, MA, Alali, AS, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV, Saposnik, G, Salata, K et al.. Risk of intracranial hemorrhage after carotid artery stenting versus endarterectomy: a population-based study. J. Neurosurg. 2018; :1-8. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.JNS171142. PubMed PMID:29393758 .
  4. Tadrous, M, Elterman, D, Khuu, W, Mamdani, MM, Juurlink, DN, Gomes, T et al.. Publicly funded overactive bladder drug treatment patterns in Ontario over 15 years: An ecologic study. Can Urol Assoc J. 2017; :. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4541. PubMed PMID:29319477 .
  5. Mamdani, M, Laupacis, A. Laying the digital and analytical foundations for Canada's future health care system. CMAJ. 2018;190 (1):E1-E2. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170955. PubMed PMID:29311097 PubMed Central PMC5760252.
  6. Beaton, DE, Mamdani, M, Zheng, H, Jaglal, S, Cadarette, SM, Bogoch, ER et al.. Improvements in osteoporosis testing and care are found following the wide scale implementation of the Ontario Fracture Clinic Screening Program: An interrupted time series analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96 (48):e9012. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009012. PubMed PMID:29310418 PubMed Central PMC5728819.
  7. Gao, L, Tadrous, M, Knowles, S, Mamdani, M, Paterson, JM, Juurlink, D et al.. Prior Authorization and Canadian Public Utilization of Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants. Healthc Policy. 2017;13 (2):68-78. . PubMed PMID:29274228 PubMed Central PMC5749525.
  8. Verma, AA, Guo, Y, Kwan, JL, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Rawal, S, Tang, T et al.. Patient characteristics, resource use and outcomes associated with general internal medicine hospital care: the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative (GEMINI) retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2017;5 (4):E842-E849. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170097. PubMed PMID:29237706 PubMed Central PMC5741428.
  9. Patrick, K, Mamdani, M, Stanbrook, MB, Kelsall, D. Health services research: a specialfocus. CMAJ. 2017;189 (49):E1504. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.171389. PubMed PMID:29229709 PubMed Central PMC5718887.
  10. Elliott, J, Kelly, SE, Millar, AC, Peterson, J, Chen, L, Johnston, A et al.. Testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2017;7 (11):e015284. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015284. PubMed PMID:29150464 PubMed Central PMC5701987.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor, King Saud University Senior Adjunct
  • Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences