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. Jamieson, T, Mamdani, MM, Etchells, E. Linking Quality Improvement and Health Information Technology through the QI-HIT Figure 8. Appl Clin Inform. 2019;10 (3):528-533. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693456. PubMed PMID:31340398 PubMed Central PMC6656570.
  2. Tadrous, M, Matta, R, Greaves, S, Herschorn, S, Mamdani, MM, Juurlink, DN et al.. Association of Mirabegron With the Risk of Arrhythmia in Adult Patients 66 Years or Older-A Population-Based Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2011. PubMed PMID:31305875 PubMed Central PMC6632155.
  3. Salata, K, Hussain, MA, de Mestral, C, Greco, E, Aljabri, BA, Mamdani, M et al.. Comparison of Outcomes in Elective Endovascular Aortic Repair vs Open Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2 (7):e196578. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6578. PubMed PMID:31290986 PubMed Central PMC6624804.
  4. Saposnik, G, Mamdani, M, Montalban, X, Terzaghi, M, Silva, B, Saladino, ML et al.. Traffic Lights Intervention Reduces Therapeutic Inertia: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Multiple Sclerosis Care. MDM Policy Pract. ;4 (1):2381468319855642. doi: 10.1177/2381468319855642. PubMed PMID:31259250 PubMed Central PMC6589979.
  5. Fralick, M, Colak, E, Mamdani, M. Machine Learning in Medicine. N. Engl. J. Med. 2019;380 (26):2588-2589. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1906060. PubMed PMID:31242380 .
  6. Shah, S, Murray, J, Mamdani, M, Vaillancourt, S. Characterizing the impact of snowfall on patient attendance at an urban emergency department in Toronto, Canada. Am J Emerg Med. 2019;37 (8):1544-1546. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.05.032. PubMed PMID:31201115 .
  7. Rajaram, A, Moore, K, Mamdani, M. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65 (6):e240-e243. . PubMed PMID:31189636 .
  8. Rajaram, A, Moore, K, Mamdani, M. Preparing family medicine trainees for the information revolution: Pearls, potential, promise, and pitfalls. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65 (6):390-392. . PubMed PMID:31189625 .
  9. Salata, K, Hussain, MA, de Mestral, C, Greco, E, Aljabri, BA, Sabongui, S et al.. Trends in elective and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair by practice setting in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2016: a population-based time-series analysis. CMAJ Open. ;7 (2):E379-E384. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180173. PubMed PMID:31147379 PubMed Central PMC6544505.
  10. Nowak, LL, Davis, AM, Mamdani, M, Beaton, D, Kennedy, C, Schemitsch, EH et al.. A Systematic Review and Standardized Comparison of Available Evidence for Outcome Measures Used to Evaluate Proximal Humerus Fracture Patients. J Orthop Trauma. 2019;33 (7):e256-e262. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001462. PubMed PMID:31135514 .
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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