Dr. Shahid Husain, MD, MS

Dr. Shahid Husain, MD, MS

Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases
Division of Infectious Diseases
Multi-Organ Transplant Program
University Health Network
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Toronto
shahid.husain@uhn.ca
T: 416-340-4800 x 5667

 

Dr. 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 is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Transplant Infectious Diseases and has served as Chairman of the Infectious Diseases Council of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.  He is actively involved with other professional societies and is an active contributor in the development of guidelines for the management of infections in solid organ transplant recipients on the behest of American Thoracic Society and American Society of Transplantation.

Dr. Husain’s research has focused on the risk factors and outcomes of infections in solid organ transplant recipients.  He has special interest in antibiotic stewardship of immunocompromised hosts.  His funded clinical research is directed towards evaluation of diagnostic tests for early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis, development of appropriate antiviral, anti-bacterial and antifungal prophylactic strategies in immunocompromised hosts.  He had been funded through the National Institute of Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research and Center for Disease Control.

To date, Dr. Husain has published more than 100 peer reviewed publications and has authored more than five book chapters.  He also serves as a reviewer in various journals.