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. 2019 Feb 15;:
Otobo TM, Conaghan PG, Maksymowych WP, van der Heijde D, Weiss P, Sudol-Szopinska I, Herregods N, Jaremko JL, Meyers AB, Rumsey D, Inarejos EC, Kirkhus E, Stimec J, Panwar J, Thorpe K, Jans L, van Rossum MAJ, Tolend M, Perez M, Tzaribachev N, Sandhya P...
Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2019;10:1-7
Bangert E, Wakani L, Merchant M, Strand V, Touma Z
Lupus. 2018 Dec 08;:961203318817132
Tselios K, Gladman DD, Touma Z, Su J, Anderson N, Urowitz MB
Lancet. 2018 Sep 21;:
van Vollenhoven RF, Hahn BH, Tsokos GC, Wagner CL, Lipsky P, Touma Z, Werth VP, Gordon RM, Zhou B, Hsu B, Chevrier M, Triebel M, Jordan JL, Rose S
J Rheumatol. 2018 Sep 01;:
Keeling SO, Alabdurubalnabi Z, Avina-Zubieta A, Barr S, Bergeron L, Bernatsky S, Bourre-Tessier J, Clarke A, Baril-Dionne A, Dutz J, Ensworth S, Fifi-Mah A, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Haaland D, Hanly JG, Hiraki LT, Hussein S, Legault K, Levy D, Lim L,...
Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2018 Aug 17;:
Tayer-Shifman OE, Rosen CF, Wakani L, Touma Z
J Rheumatol. 2018 Aug 15;:
Keeling SO, Vandermeer B, Medina J, Chatterley T, Nevskaya T, Pope J, Alaburubalnabi Z, Bissonauth A, Touma Z
Immunotherapy. 2018 Aug 14;:
Elalouf O, Keeling SO, Touma Z
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jul 28;:
Tselios K, Gladman DD, Touma Z, Su J, Anderson N, Urowitz MB


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