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Fahad Razak

Faculty Affiliate

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Fahad Razak is an internist at St Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto), and Canada Research Chair in Data Informed Healthcare Improvement at the University of Toronto. He co-founded GEMINI (https://www.geminimedicine.ca/), the largest hospital research network in Canada, and one of few such examples globally. He was the Scientific Director of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and co-authored>50 science and policy briefs that shaped the policy, public health and clinical response to the COVID-19 crisis. He is active in science communication and co-founded the Rounds Table, a free podcast about new research in medicine that has been downloaded >400,000 times in 150 countries. He has written extensively for news sources such as the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and Maclean’s.

Fahad completed a degree in Engineering Science and a Medical Doctorate at the University of Toronto. He was the first physician appointed as the David E. Bell Fellow at Harvard University. He has received >$65 million in grant funding as Principal Investigator.

Fahad has been the primary supervisor of research projects for >40 trainees and has received the Teaching Award for Excellence and the Dr. Robert Sargeant Award for mentorship at the University of Toronto.

Research Interests

  • AI Safety
  • Healthcare and/or Medical Imaging
  • Fairness


  • President’s Impact Award (University of Toronto)
  • Canadian Society of Internal Medicine’s New Investigator Award
  • Advisory board of the BMJ
  • Dean’s Emerging Leader Award (University of Toronto)
  • Senior Fellow at Massey College