Fahad Razak




I am an internist and epidemiologist, with specialization in observational methods, ‘big data’ projects, and global health. I often collaborate with researchers across many disciplines, such as geographers, economists, and computer-scientists on research areas that require diverse expertise.

My work is primarily on the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative (GEMINI) a data driven quality improvement and research network for all general medicine hospital patients in Ontario. I am Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) with Amol Verma (University of Toronto) on GEMINI, and we work closely with physicians and health care leaders across the province. GEMINI has developed infrastructure to extract and standardize electronic clinical data from hospital IT systems (laboratory data, radiology, admission-discharge-transfer, etc.) at 7 large hospital sites and is expanding to include many more hospitals in the next 3 years. We are harnessing this ‘big data’ for diverse research applications and to form the ‘backbone’ of a quality improvement network.

Other Affiliations

  • Internist and Clinician Scientist, St Michael’s Hospital,
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Research Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies

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

Recent Publications

  1. Verma, AA, Hora, T, Jung, HY, Fralick, M, Malecki, SL, Lapointe-Shaw, L et al.. CMAJ. 2021;193 (23):E859-E869. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202795-f. PubMed PMID:34099474 .
  2. Fernando, E, Rawal, S, Shin, S, Bajwa, K, Kwan, J, Lapointe-Shaw, L et al.. Reliability of Patient-Report, Physician-Report, and Medical Record Review to Identify Hospital-Acquired Complications: A Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Med Qual. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/01.JMQ.0000735460.66073.8f. PubMed PMID:34010163 .
  3. Verma, AA, Pai, M, Saha, S, Bean, S, Fralick, M, Gibson, JL et al.. Managing drug shortages during a pandemic: tocilizumab and COVID-19. CMAJ. 2021;193 (21):E771-E776. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210531. PubMed PMID:33952621 PubMed Central PMC8177913.
  4. Choi, J, Booth, G, Jung, HY, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Tang, T, Kwan, JL et al.. Association of diabetes with frequency and cost of hospital admissions: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. ;9 (2):E406-E412. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190213. PubMed PMID:33863799 PubMed Central PMC8084549.
  5. Furman, E, Cressman, A, Shin, S, Kuznetsov, A, Razak, F, Verma, A et al.. Prediction of personal protective equipment use in hospitals during COVID-19. Health Care Manag Sci. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s10729-021-09561-5. PubMed PMID:33843005 PubMed Central PMC8038877.
  6. Verma, AA, Razak, F. Lessons for hospital care from the first wave of COVID-19 in Ontario, Canada. Hosp Pract (1995). 2021; :1-3. doi: 10.1080/21548331.2021.1915657. PubMed PMID:33832401 .
  7. Naji, L, Singh, B, Shah, A, Naji, F, Dennis, B, Kavanagh, O et al.. Global prevalence of burnout among postgraduate medical trainees: a systematic review and meta-regression. CMAJ Open. ;9 (1):E189-E200. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20200068. PubMed PMID:33688027 PubMed Central PMC8034324.
  8. 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.
  9. Fralick, M, Redelmeier, DA, Patorno, E, Franklin, JM, Razak, F, Gomes, T et al.. Identifying Risk Factors for Diabetic Ketoacidosis Associated with SGLT2 Inhibitors: a Nationwide Cohort Study in the USA. J Gen Intern Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06561-z. PubMed PMID:33564942 .
  10. Kumachev, A, Verma, AA, Jung, HY, MacFadden, DR, Razak, F, GEMINI Investigators et al.. Delayed antibiotic tailoring on weekends in methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a multicentre retrospective cohort study. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2021;27 (6):922-923. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.12.008. PubMed PMID:33359538 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Internist, Division of General Internal Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University