Science Table Profile
Fahad Razak is an internist and epidemiologist, with specialization in observational methods and global health. He is the inaugural Provincial Lead, Quality Improvement in General Internal Medicine for Ontario Health where he co-leads a quality improvement network focused on improving the care of hospitalized medical patients (https://www.hqontario.ca/Quality-Improvement/Quality-Improvement-in-Action/The-General-Medicine-Quality-Improvement-Network).
Dr. Razak co-leads the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative (GEMINI), a big data network across hospitals that extracts data generated as part of routine medical care and uses this data for research and quality improvement (https://www.geminimedicine.ca/). GEMINI is supported by more than 20 funding organizations, including the Government of Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Society, CIHR, and NSERC. GEMINI is expanding to the 30 largest hospitals in the province, creating one of the first big-data quality improvement networks of its kind in the world. GEMINI data supports emerging projects with >50 co-investigators, and >30 trainees.
Dr. Razak was the first physician to be appointed the David E Bell Fellow at Harvard University (2013-2015), and remained a visiting scientist there until 2017. In 2018 he was the recipient of the Dean’s Emerging Leader Award at the University of Toronto and in 2019 he received the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine’s New Investigator Award. He has published 60 research papers (h-index of 24) including first/senior author publications in JAMA, BMJ, and PLOS Medicine. He co-founded “The Rounds Table,” a medical podcast which has been downloaded >200,000 times in >100 countries.