Dr. Fahad Razak named new scientific director of Ontario COVID-19 advisory group
Effective May 9, 2022, Dr. Fahad Razak will become the new Scientific Director for the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table (SAT) replacing Dr. Peter Jüni, who will be leaving Ontario in June for Oxford University.
"Honoured to be the new Scientific Director of @COVIDSciOntario. Harnessing science to inform our response to the pandemic has been a great privilege," commented Dr.Razak on his Twitter feed. "Thank you to all the scientists on the Table who I have learned so much from, and the hundreds of hours they have volunteered."
Dr. Razak has been a member of the Table since its inception and has contributed to many Science Briefs including Long- COVID, hospital visitor policies, vaccines and therapeutics.
His research group has led some of Canada’s largest studies on patients hospitalized with COVID-19, including examining the impact of disability on care and outcomes, exploring how to manage critical drug shortages, and a randomized trial to see whether prone positioning helps patients.
Dr. Razak is a General Internist at St Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto) and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, with expertise in health services research and global health.
He also has been a front-line physician providing care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic.