Muhammad Mamdani

MPH, MA, PharmD



Dr. Mamdani is Vice President of Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Unity Health Toronto. Dr. Mamdani’s team bridges advanced analytics including machine learning with clinical and management decision making to improve patient outcomes and hospital efficiency. Dr. Mamdani is also Professor in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, 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) and a Faculty Affiliate of the Vector Institute, which is a leading institution for artificial intelligence research in Canada.

Dr. Mamdani holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan, a fellowship in pharmacoeconomics from the Detroit Medical Centre, a Master of Arts degree in econometric theory from Wayne State University, and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University with a focus on statistics and epidemiology. He has previously been named among Canada’s Top 40 under 40. Dr. Mamdani’s research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, drug policy, and the application of advanced analytics approaches to clinical problems and health policy decision-making. He has published nearly 500 studies in peer-reviewed healthcare journals.

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




Recent Publications

  1. Verma, AA, Hora, T, Jung, HY, Fralick, M, Malecki, SL, Lapointe-Shaw, L et al.. Characteristics and outcomes of hospital admissions for COVID-19 and influenza in the Toronto area. CMAJ. 2021; :. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202795. PubMed PMID:33568436 .
  2. Nichols, J, Mamdani, M, Gomes, T, Shah, BR, Casey, CG, Yu, CH et al.. Impact of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Blood Glucose Test Strip Prescription Rates in Manitoba and Saskatchewan (Canada): An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. Can J Diabetes. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2020.11.008. PubMed PMID:33558147 .
  3. Parkin, PC, Borkhoff, CM, Macarthur, C, Abdullah, K, Birken, CS, Fehlings, D et al.. Randomized Trial of Oral Iron and Diet Advice versus Diet Advice Alone in Young Children with Non-Anemic Iron Deficiency. J Pediatr. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.01.073. PubMed PMID:33548262 .
  4. Altoijry, A, Lindsay, TF, Johnston, KW, Mamdani, M, Al-Omran, M. Vascular injury-related in-hospital mortality in Ontario between 1991 and 2009. J Int Med Res. 2021;49 (1):300060520987728. doi: 10.1177/0300060520987728. PubMed PMID:33512260 PubMed Central PMC7871087.
  5. Peterson, MD, Garg, V, Mazer, CD, Chu, MWA, Bozinovski, J, Dagenais, F et al.. A randomized trial comparing axillary versus innominate artery cannulation for aortic arch surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.10.152. PubMed PMID:33431219 .
  6. Gomes, T, Campbell, T, Tadrous, M, Mamdani, MM, Paterson, JM, Juurlink, DN et al.. Initial opioid prescription patterns and the risk of ongoing use and adverse outcomes. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021;30 (3):379-389. doi: 10.1002/pds.5180. PubMed PMID:33300138 .
  7. Antoniou, T, Martins, D, Campbell, T, Tadrous, M, Munro, C, Leece, P et al.. Impact of policy changes on the provision of naloxone by pharmacies in Ontario, Canada: a population-based time-series analysis. Addiction. 2020; :. doi: 10.1111/add.15324. PubMed PMID:33207025 .
  8. Fralick, M, Murray, J, Mamdani, M. Predicting emergency department volumes: A multicenter prospective study. Am J Emerg Med. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.10.047. PubMed PMID:33153835 .
  9. Elliott, J, Johnston, A, Husereau, D, Kelly, SE, Eagles, C, Charach, A et al.. Pharmacologic treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2020;15 (10):e0240584. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240584. PubMed PMID:33085721 PubMed Central PMC7577505.
  10. Salata, K, Almaghlouth, I, Hussain, MA, de Mestral, C, Greco, E, Aljabri, BA et al.. Outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Vasc Surg. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.08.134. PubMed PMID:32950628 .
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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