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.
Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 02;:
Natori Y, Alghamdi A, Husain S, Rotstein C, Selzner N, Tikkanen J, Schiff J, Humar A, Kumar D
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Sep 10;:
Heliövaara E, Husain S, Martinu T, Singer LG, Cypel M, Humar A, Keshavjee S, Tikkanen J
Cell Rep. 2019 Aug 13;28(7):1879-1893.e7
Chakraborty P, Vaena SG, Thyagarajan K, Chatterjee S, Al-Khami A, Selvam SP, Nguyen H, Kang I, Wyatt MW, Baliga U, Hedley Z, Ngang RN, Guo B, Beeson GC, Husain S, Paulos CM, Beeson CC, Zilliox MJ, Hill EG, Mehrotra M, Yu XZ, Ogretmen B, Mehrotra S
Am J Transplant. 2019 Aug 09;:
Levy L, Huszti E, Tikkanen J, Ghany R, Klement W, Ahmed M, Husain S, Fiset PO, Hwang D, Keshavjee S, Singer LG, Juvet S, Martinu T
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 19;:
So M, Morris AM, Nelson S, Bell CM, Husain S
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Jun 19;:
Law N, Hamandi B, Fegbeutel C, Silveira FP, Verschuuren EA, Ussetti P, Chin-Hong PV, Sole A, Holmes-Liew CL, Billaud EM, Grossi PA, Manuel O, Levine DJ, Barbers RG, Hadjiliadis D, Younus M, Aram J, Chaparro C, Singer LG, Husain S
Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 08;:e13141
Rammaert B, Puyade M, Cornely OA, Seidel D, Grossi P, Husain S, Picard C, Lass-Flörl C, Manuel O, Le Pavec J, Lortholary O, SCEDO-LUNG collaborative group
Semin Perinatol. 2019 May 10;:
Darlow BA, Husain S


Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto