Zahi Touma

Zahi Touma, MD, PhD

Dr. Touma’s research interests include outcome measurement, particularly for systemic lupus erythematosus including assessment of lupus disease activity and quality of life.  He is the principal investigator on a project determining the best instruments for the screening and the diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in patients with lupus. In addition, this project will identify the role of blood biomarkers in the assessment and management of patients with cognitive dysfunction.  Dr. Touma is also involved in collaborative projects with the scientists at the Institute for Work and Health related to the review of critical appraisal tools of studies on measurement properties.
Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 Feb 10;19(1):31
Al Rayes H, Harvey PJ, Gladman DD, Su J, Sabapathy A, Urowitz MB, Touma Z
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 Sep 21;:
Yap KS, Urowitz MB, Mahood Q, Medina-Rosas J, Sabapathy A, Lawson D, Su J, Gladman DD, Touma Z
Lupus. 2016 Aug 13;:
Cramarossa G, Urowitz MB, Su J, Gladman D, Touma Z
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Aug 02;:
Polachek A, Touma Z, Anderson M, Eder L
Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2016 Oct;16(10):1225-38
Medina-Rosas J, Al-Rayes H, Moustafa AT, Touma Z
Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2016;2:16039
Kaul A, Gordon C, Crow MK, Touma Z, Urowitz MB, van Vollenhoven R, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Hughes G
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Apr 25;
Polachek A, Touma Z, Anderson M, Eder L
J Rheumatol. 2016 Jun;43(6):1057-62
Touma Z, Thavaneswaran A, Chandran V, Pellett F, Cook RJ, Gladman DD


Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto 
Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto