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. Poureslami, I, Shum, J, Goldstein, R, Gupta, S, Aaron, SD, Lavoie, KL et al.. Asthma and COPD patients' perceived link between health literacy core domains and self-management of their condition. Patient Educ Couns. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.02.011. PubMed PMID:32087989 .
  2. Lam Shin Cheung, J, Naimi, M, Sykes, J, Gupta, S. A Role for Alveolar Exhaled Nitric Oxide Measurement in the Diagnosis of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome. J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 2020;54 (3):278-283. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001246. PubMed PMID:31306341 .
  3. Kouri, A, Kaplan, A, Gupta, S. Quadrupling inhaled corticosteroid doses. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65 (7):456-457. . PubMed PMID:31300423 PubMed Central PMC6738457.
  4. Kawut, SM, Ellenberg, SS, Krowka, MJ, Goldberg, D, Vargas, H, Koch, D et al.. Sorafenib in Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Liver Transpl. 2019;25 (8):1155-1164. doi: 10.1002/lt.25438. PubMed PMID:30816637 PubMed Central PMC6910867.
  5. Gupta, S, Price, C, Agarwal, G, Chan, D, Goel, S, Boulet, LP et al.. The Electronic Asthma Management System (eAMS) improves primary care asthma management. Eur. Respir. J. 2019;53 (4):. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02241-2018. PubMed PMID:30765503 PubMed Central PMC6482383.
  6. Kouri, A, Kaplan, A, Boulet, LP, Gupta, S. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65 (2):e51-e55. . PubMed PMID:30765369 PubMed Central PMC6515485.
  7. Kouri, A, Kaplan, A, Boulet, LP, Gupta, S. New evidence-based tool to guide the creation of asthma action plans for adults. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65 (2):103-106. . PubMed PMID:30765356 PubMed Central PMC6515492.
  8. Price, C, Agarwal, G, Chan, D, Goel, S, Kaplan, AG, Boulet, LP et al.. Large care gaps in primary care management of asthma: a longitudinal practice audit. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (1):e022506. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022506. PubMed PMID:30696669 PubMed Central PMC6352804.
  9. Morita, PP, Yeung, MS, Ferrone, M, Taite, AK, Madeley, C, Stevens Lavigne, A et al.. A Patient-Centered Mobile Health System That Supports Asthma Self-Management (breathe): Design, Development, and Utilization. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019;7 (1):e10956. doi: 10.2196/10956. PubMed PMID:30688654 PubMed Central PMC6369424.
  10. Lam Shin Cheung, V, Kastner, M, Sale, JE, Straus, S, Kaplan, A, Boulet, LP et al.. Development process and patient usability preferences for a touch screen tablet-based questionnaire. Health Informatics J. 2019; :1460458218824749. doi: 10.1177/1460458218824749. PubMed PMID:30672358 .
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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