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. 2018 Apr 07;:
Kumar D, Ferreira VH, Blumberg E, Silveira F, Cordero E, Perez-Romero P, Aydillo T, Danziger-Isakov L, Limaye AP, Carratala J, Munoz P, Montejo M, Lopez-Medrano F, Farinas MC, Gavalda J, Moreno A, Levi M, Fortun J, Torre-Cisneros J, Englund JA, Natori...
Transplantation. 2018 Apr 03;:
Li G, Trac J, Husain S, Famure O, Li Y, Kim SJ
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Feb 16;:
Husain S, Bhaskaran A, Rotstein C, Li Y, Bhimji A, Pavan R, Kumar D, Humar A, Keshavjee S, Singer LG
Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 07;:
Avery RK, Silveira FP, Benedict K, Cleveland AA, Kauffman CA, Schuster MG, Dubberke ER, Husain S, Paterson D, Chiller T, Pappas P
J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Jan/Feb;34(1-2):119-128
Husain S
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Jan 01;73(suppl_1):i51-i59
Giannella M, Husain S, Saliba F, Viale P
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Dec 01;58(14):6489-6499
Husain S, Ahmad A, Singh S, Peterseim C, Abdul Y, Nutaitis MJ
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 21;:
Mian M, Natori Y, Ferreira V, Selzner N, Husain S, Singer L, Kim SJ, Humar A, Kumar D
Transplantation. 2017 Dec 18;:
Weigt SS, Wang X, Palchevskiy V, Patel N, Derhovanessian A, Shino MY, Sayah DM, Lynch JP, Saggar R, Ross DJ, Kubak BM, Ardehali A, Palmer S, Husain S, Belperio JA


Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto