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. 2018 Oct 29;:e13437
Al Jishi Y, Rotstein C, Kumar D, Humar A, Singer LG, Keshavjee S, Husain S
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jun 21;:
Aguilar CA, Hamandi B, Fegbeutel C, Silveira FP, Verschuuren EA, Ussetti P, Chin-Hong PV, Sole A, Holmes-Liew C, Billaud EM, Grossi PA, Manuel O, Levine DJ, Barbers RG, Hadjiliadis D, Singer LG, Husain S
Early Hum Dev. 2018 Jul 02;123:6-10
Seale JV, Hutchinson RA, Fleming PF, Sinha A, Kempley ST, Husain SM, Millar MR
Med Mycol Case Rep. 2018 Sep;21:20-22
Guenette A, Husain S, Konvalinka A, Geddie W, Rotstein C
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jul 13;:1-7
Natori Y, Albahrani S, Alabdulla M, Vu J, Chow E, Husain S, Kumar D, Humar A, Schiff J, Cattral M, Rotstein C
Transplantation. 2018 Jun 26;:
Natori Y, Ferreira VH, Nellimarla S, Husain S, Rotstein C, Humar A, Kumar D
Kidney Int Rep. 2018 May;3(3):748-751
Malavade T, Cassol C, John R, Husain S, Chen CI, Chan CT
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...


Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto