Samir Gupta


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Samir Gupta is a clinician-scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a Staff Respirologist in the Division of Respirology at St. Michael’s Hospital. He completed his Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, followed by a fellowship in Knowledge Translation Research. His main research interest is in knowledge translation in primary care, across the spectrum of respiratory illness, with a focus on electronic tools, and asthma. He also has an interest in rare lung disease epidemiology and research methods, particularly liver-lung interactions and the Hepatopulmonary Syndrome. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee, as an investigator in the Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease Research Consortium, and as the Global Television Evening News Medical Correspondent.

Recent Publications

  1. Gupta, S, Krowka, MJ. Hepatopulmonary syndrome. CMAJ. 2018;190 (8):E223. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170253. PubMed PMID:29483331 PubMed Central PMC5826708.
  2. Gupta, S, Kaplan, A. Solving the mystery of the yellow zone of the asthma action plan. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2018;28 (1):1. doi: 10.1038/s41533-017-0067-1. PubMed PMID:29323120 PubMed Central PMC5765154.
  3. Kouri, A, Boulet, LP, Kaplan, A, Gupta, S. Asthma control and action plans. Eur. Respir. J. 2017;50 (6):. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01883-2017. PubMed PMID:29217607 .
  4. Gershon, AS, Macdonald, EM, Luo, J, Austin, PC, Gupta, S, Sivjee, K et al.. Concomitant pulmonologist and primary care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population study. Fam Pract. 2017;34 (6):708-716. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmx058. PubMed PMID:28985364 .
  5. Gupta, S, Allen, C, Moosa, D, MacPherson, A, Tamari, IE. Novel Interprofessional Mentoring Intervention to Improve Spirometry in Primary Care: Uptake, Feedback, and Effects on Behavioral Intention. J Contin Educ Health Prof. ;37 (3):183-189. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000161. PubMed PMID:28857960 .
  6. Kouri, A, Boulet, LP, Kaplan, A, Gupta, S. An evidence-based, point-of-care tool to guide completion of asthma action plans in practice. Eur. Respir. J. 2017;49 (5):. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02238-2016. PubMed PMID:28461295 PubMed Central PMC5460639.
  7. Marianayagam, J, Griffin, K, Sykes, J, Gupta, S. Development and Evaluation of an Online Resource for Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Patients and Caregivers: Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2017;15 (8):1302-1304. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.03.002. PubMed PMID:28302500 .
  8. Aaron, SD, Vandemheen, KL, FitzGerald, JM, Ainslie, M, Gupta, S, Lemière, C et al.. Reevaluation of Diagnosis in Adults With Physician-Diagnosed Asthma. JAMA. 2017;317 (3):269-279. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.19627. PubMed PMID:28114551 .
  9. Ritvo, P, Myers, RE, Serenity, M, Gupta, S, Inadomi, JM, Green, BB et al.. Taxonomy for colorectal cancer screening promotion: Lessons from recent randomized controlled trials. Prev Med. 2017;101 :229-234. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.12.024. PubMed PMID:28024865 .
  10. Gupta, S, Paolucci, E, Kaplan, A, Boulet, LP. Contemporaneous International Asthma Guidelines Present Differing Recommendations: An Analysis. Can. Respir. J. 2016;2016 :3085065. doi: 10.1155/2016/3085065. PubMed PMID:27445525 PubMed Central PMC4935927.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Respirologist, Division of Respirology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Michael Locke Chair in Knowledge Translation and Rare Lung Diseases, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology, University of Toronto
  • Vice-Chair, Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee