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.
J Rheumatol. 2018 Jun 01;:
Tselios K, Gladman DD, Touma Z, Su J, Anderson N, Urowitz MB
Nat Immunol. 2018 Jun;19(6):571-582
Shinde R, Hezaveh K, Halaby MJ, Kloetgen A, Chakravarthy A, da Silva Medina T, Deol R, Manion KP, Baglaenko Y, Eldh M, Lamorte S, Wallace D, Chodisetti SB, Ravishankar B, Liu H, Chaudhary K, Munn DH, Tsirigos A, Madaio M, Gabrielsson S, Touma Z, Wither...
PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0196117
Wither JE, Prokopec SD, Noamani B, Chang NH, Bonilla D, Touma Z, Avila-Casado C, Reich HN, Scholey J, Fortin PR, Boutros PC, Landolt-Marticorena C
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 Apr 20;:
Touma Z, Gladman DD, Su J, Anderson N, Urowitz MB
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2018 Apr 13;
McGhie TK, Harvey P, Su J, Anderson N, Tomlinson G, Touma Z
Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2018 May;44(2):177-188
Engel L, Beaton DE, Touma Z
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2018 Feb 21;:
Rayes HA, Tani C, Kwan A, Marzouk S, Colosimo K, Medina-Rosas J, Mustafa A, Su J, Lambiris P, Mosca M, Touma Z
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2017 Aug 03;:
Medina-Rosas J, Fung WA, Su J, Touma Z


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