Fahad Razak

MD, MSc, BASc

Scientist

Biography

Dr. Fahad Razak an internist and epidemiologist, with training in health services research and global health. His research focuses on improving the care of hospitalized patients through application of advanced analytic methods to hospital big data. He co-founded  GEMINI (geminimedicine.ca), the largest hospital research network in Canada, and one of few such examples globally. GEMINI covers ~60% of Ontario’s medical hospital beds making it a living laboratory to study hospital care.

Dr Razak completed an Engineering Science degree, Medical Doctorate, and Residency at the University of Toronto. He was the first physician to be appointed the David E. Bell Fellow at Harvard University. Notable research recognitions include the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine’s New Investigator Award and the Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship from the PSI Foundation. He has received  >$25 million in grant funding (>$17 million as Principal Investigator) from sources such as CIHR, NSERC, NIH, and the Canadian Cancer Society. He has published 82 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 28, 40 as first/senior author).

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

Recent Publications

  1. McAlister, FA, Dong, Y, Chu, A, Wang, X, Youngson, E, Quinn, KL et al.. The risk of death or unplanned readmission after discharge from a COVID-19 hospitalization in Alberta and Ontario. CMAJ. 2022;194 (19):E666-E673. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220272. PubMed PMID:35577377 .
  2. Zannella, VE, Jung, HY, Fralick, M, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Liu, JJ, Weinerman, A et al.. Bedspacing and clinical outcomes in general internal medicine: A retrospective, multicenter cohort study. J Hosp Med. 2022;17 (1):3-10. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2734. PubMed PMID:35504572 .
  3. Fralick, M, Colacci, M, Munshi, L, Venus, K, Fidler, L, Hussein, H et al.. Prone positioning of patients with moderate hypoxaemia due to covid-19: multicentre pragmatic randomised trial (COVID-PRONE). BMJ. 2022;376 :e068585. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-068585. PubMed PMID:35321918 PubMed Central PMC8941343.
  4. Li, J, Luo, J, Pavlov, I, Perez, Y, Tan, W, Roca, O et al.. Awake prone positioning for non-intubated patients with COVID-19-related acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(22)00043-1. PubMed PMID:35305308 PubMed Central PMC8926412.
  5. Sergeant, A, Saha, S, Lalwani, A, Sergeant, A, McNair, A, Larrazabal, E et al.. Diversity among health care leaders in Canada: a cross-sectional study of perceived gender and race. CMAJ. 2022;194 (10):E371-E377. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211340. PubMed PMID:35288408 PubMed Central PMC8920524.
  6. Khan, R, Saha, S, Gimpaya, N, Bansal, R, Scaffidi, MA, Razak, F et al.. Outcomes for upper gastrointestinal bleeding during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Toronto area. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022;37 (5):878-882. doi: 10.1111/jgh.15804. PubMed PMID:35174540 PubMed Central PMC9115050.
  7. Brown, HK, Saha, S, Chan, TCY, Cheung, AM, Fralick, M, Ghassemi, M et al.. Outcomes in patients with and without disability admitted to hospital with COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ. 2022;194 (4):E112-E121. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211277. PubMed PMID:35101870 PubMed Central PMC8900770.
  8. Wong, BM, Rotteau, L, Feldman, S, Lamb, M, Liang, K, Moser, A et al.. A Novel Collaborative Care Program to Augment Nursing Home Care During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022;23 (2):304-307.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.11.018. PubMed PMID:34922907 PubMed Central PMC8610963.
  9. Verma, AA, Masoom, H, Pou-Prom, C, Shin, S, Guerzhoy, M, Fralick, M et al.. Developing and validating natural language processing algorithms for radiology reports compared to ICD-10 codes for identifying venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients. Thromb Res. 2022;209 :51-58. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2021.11.020. PubMed PMID:34871982 .
  10. Verma, AA, Slutsky, AS, Razak, F. The consequences of neglecting to collect multisectoral data to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. CMAJ. 2021;193 (41):E1600. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.80136. PubMed PMID:34663605 PubMed Central PMC8547243.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Internist and Assistant Professor, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Research Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
  • Provincial Lead, Quality Improvement in General Medicine, Ontario Health
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