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 Temerty 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 over 500 studies in peer-reviewed healthcare journals.

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

Recent Publications

  1. Yu, AYX, Liu, ZA, Pou-Prom, C, Lopes, K, Kapral, MK, Aviv, RI et al.. Automating Stroke Data Extraction From Free-Text Radiology Reports Using Natural Language Processing: Instrument Validation Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2021;9 (5):e24381. doi: 10.2196/24381. PubMed PMID:33944791 .
  2. Campbell, TJ, Martins, D, Tadrous, M, Juurlink, DN, Paterson, JM, Mamdani, MM et al.. Dental Opioid Prescription Characteristics and the Risk of New, Persistent Use. Am J Prev Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.01.016. PubMed PMID:33744063 .
  3. Landsman, D, Abdelbasit, A, Wang, C, Guerzhoy, M, Joshi, U, Mathew, S et al.. Cohort profile: St. Michael's Hospital Tuberculosis Database (SMH-TB), a retrospective cohort of electronic health record data and variables extracted using natural language processing. PLoS One. 2021;16 (3):e0247872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247872. PubMed PMID:33657184 PubMed Central PMC7928444.
  4. 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;193 (12):E410-E418. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202795. PubMed PMID:33568436 PubMed Central PMC8096386.
  5. 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 .
  6. 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 Nonanemic Iron Deficiency. J Pediatr. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.01.073. PubMed PMID:33548262 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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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