Dr. Zahi Touma

Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology
University of Toronto

Dr. Zahi Touma is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician and clinician scientist in the Division of Rheumatology at Toronto Western Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Touma’s research interests include outcome measurement, particularly for systemic lupus erythematosus and including assessment of lupus disease activity and patient-reported outcomes. He is currently working on determining the best instruments for the screening and diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in patients with lupus, and studying the role of blood biomarkers in the assessment of cognitive dysfunction. He is also involved in collaborative projects with scientists at the Institute for Work & Health related to the review of critical appraisal tools of studies on measurement properties.

Touma earned his MD at Russia's Kursk State Medical University and his PhD at the University of Toronto. 

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