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 2017.




Recent Publications

  1. Law, MR, Cheng, L, Worthington, H, Mamdani, M, McGrail, KM, Chan, FKI et al.. Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults. CMAJ. 2017;189 (19):E690-E696. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.161119. PubMed PMID:28507088 PubMed Central PMC5433870.
  2. Hussain, MA, Mamdani, M, Tu, JV, Saposnik, G, Aljabri, B, Bhatt, DL et al.. Long-term Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy Versus Stenting in a Multicenter Population-based Canadian Study. Ann. Surg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002301. PubMed PMID:28498234 .
  3. Quinn, KL, Macdonald, EM, Gomes, T, Mamdani, MM, Huang, A, Juurlink, DN et al.. Macrolides, Digoxin Toxicity and the Risk of Sudden Death: A Population-Based Study. Drug Saf. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s40264-017-0539-9. PubMed PMID:28421551 .
  4. Zipursky, JS, Macdonald, EM, Luo, J, Gomes, T, Mamdani, MM, Paterson, JM et al.. Lipophilic β-Blockers and Suicide in the Elderly. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017;37 (3):381-384. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000695. PubMed PMID:28338548 .
  5. Antoniou, T, Macdonald, EM, Yao, Z, Hollands, S, Gomes, T, Tadrous, M et al.. Association between statin use and ischemic stroke or major hemorrhage in patients taking dabigatran for atrial fibrillation. CMAJ. 2017;189 (1):E4-E10. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.160303. PubMed PMID:28246253 PubMed Central PMC5224945.
  6. Antoniou, T, Mamdani, M, Juurlink, D. Response to "Association between statin use and ischemic stroke or major hemorrhage in patients taking dabigatran for atrial fibrillation". CMAJ. 2017;189 (8):E326. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.732638. PubMed PMID:28246232 PubMed Central PMC5325740.
  7. Finkelstein, Y, Macdonald, EM, Gonzalez, A, Sivilotti, ML, Mamdani, MM, Juurlink, DN et al.. Overdose Risk in Young Children of Women Prescribed Opioids. Pediatrics. 2017;139 (3):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2887. PubMed PMID:28219963 .
  8. Xu, Y, Schulman, S, Dowlatshahi, D, Holbrook, AM, Simpson, CS, Shepherd, LE et al.. Direct oral anticoagulant- or warfarin-related major bleeding: characteristics, reversal strategies and outcomes from a multi-center observational study. Chest. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2017.02.009. PubMed PMID:28219635 .
  9. Parsons, JA, Yu, CH, Baker, NA, Mamdani, MM, Bhattacharyya, O, Zwarenstein, M et al.. Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect: A Qualitative Study Explaining Why a Trial of an Educational Toolkit Did Not Improve Quality of Care. PLoS ONE. 2016;11 (12):e0167878. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167878. PubMed PMID:28030547 PubMed Central PMC5193379.
  10. Banerji, A, Panzov, V, Young, M, Robinson, J, Lee, B, Moraes, T et al.. Hospital admissions for lower respiratory tract infections among infants in the Canadian Arctic: a cohort study. CMAJ Open. ;4 (4):E615-E622. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20150051. PubMed PMID:28018874 PubMed Central PMC5173479.
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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