Shahid Husain

Shahid Husain, MD, MSc

Dr. Shahid Husain completed his Internal Medicine residency from Cook County Hospital and his three year Infectious Diseases Fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) with specialized training in Transplant Infectious Diseases. He completed his Masters in Clinical Trials from the University of Pittsburgh. He remained at UPMC as faculty and joined the University of Toronto in 2008.
Dr. Husain’s research has focused on the risk factors and outcomes of infections in solid organ transplant recipients. His funded clinical research is directed towards the evaluation of diagnostic and prognostic tests for early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis. His laboratory work focuses on finding novel biomarkers of susceptibility of invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised hosts. He is also involved in the development of appropriate antiviral and antifungal prophylactic strategies in immunocompromised hosts. He works actively on the association of Aspergillus infection and development of chronic rejection in lung transplant recipients.

To date, Dr. Husain has published more than 100 peer reviewed publications and has authored more than 5 book chapters. He also serves as a reviewer in various journals.
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 05;:
Natori Y, Alghamdi A, Tazari M, Miller V, Husain S, Komatsu T, Griffiths P, Ljungman P, Orchanian-Cheff A, Kumar D, Humar A, CMV Consensus Forum
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Sep 29;:
Bhimji A, Bhaskaran A, Singer LG, Kumar D, Humar A, Pavan R, Lipton J, Kuruvilla J, Schuh A, Yee K, Minden MD, Schimmer A, Rotstein C, Keshavjee S, Mazzulli T, Husain S
Pediatr Transplant. 2017 09;21(6):
Husain S, Gitman MR
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Sep;38(9):1084-1090
Natori Y, Kassar R, Iaboni A, Hosseini-Moghaddam SM, Vu J, Husain S, Renner EL, Grant D, Rotstein C
Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;19(5):
Low CY, Hosseini-Moghaddam SM, Rotstein C, Renner EL, Husain S
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017;4(2):ofx050
Schuster MG, Cleveland AA, Dubberke ER, Kauffman CA, Avery RK, Husain S, Paterson DL, Silveira FP, Chiller TM, Benedict K, Murphy K, Pappas PG
Clin Transplant. 2017 Jul;31(7):
Kumar D, Patil N, Husain S, Chaparro C, Bhat M, Kim SJ, Humar A
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Sep;36(9):973-979
Kabbani D, Bhaskaran A, Singer LG, Bhimji A, Rotstein C, Keshavjee S, Liles WC, Husain S


Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto