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 Transplant. 2015 Aug;29(8):705-11
Jamal AJ, Resende MR, Prochnow T, McGilvray I, Pilewski JM, Crespo MM, Singer LG, McCurry KR, Kolls JK, Keshavjee S, Liles WC, Husain S
Transplantation. 2015 Nov;99(11):2387-93
Hosseini-Moghaddam SM, Chaparro C, Luong ML, Azad S, Singer LG, Mazzulli T, Rotstein C, Keshavjee S, Husain S
PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0123171
Camargo JF, Bhimji A, Kumar D, Kaul R, Pavan R, Schuh A, Seftel M, Lipton JH, Gupta V, Humar A, Husain S
Clin Transplant. 2015 Jun;29(6):492-8
Camargo JF, Resende MR, Zamel R, Klement W, Bhimji A, Huibner S, Kumar D, Humar A, Jurisica I, Keshavjee S, Kaul R, Husain S
Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2014 Nov-Dec;25(6):327-43
Laverdiere M, Bow EJ, Rotstein C, Autmizguine J, Broady R, Garber G, Haider S, Hussaini T, Husain S, Ovetchkine P, Seki JT, Théorêt Y
Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2014 Nov-Dec;25(6):299-304
Shalhoub S, Wang L, Ching A, Husain S, Rotstein C
Eur Respir J. 2014 Dec;44(6):1479-503
Meyer KC, Raghu G, Verleden GM, Corris PA, Aurora P, Wilson KC, Brozek J, Glanville AR, ISHLT/ATS/ERS BOS Task Force Committee, ISHLT/ATS/ERS BOS Task Force Committee
PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e110397
Husain S, Abdul Y, Singh S, Ahmad A, Husain M
Transplantation. 2014 Aug 27;98(4):365-9
CSTCNTRP increased risk donor working group


Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto