Dr. Zahi Touma, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician-Scientist with the University of Toronto and Scientist with the Krembil Research Institute and Schroeder Arthritis Institute. He is Staff Rheumatologist with the University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital, and adjunct scientist with the Institute for Work and Health.
His research is focused on patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and measurement science with a particular interest in the assessment of disease activity, patient reported outcomes and cognitive function. One of his most significant contributions has been the development of the SLE disease activity indices – the SLEDAI Responder Index-50 (S2K RI-50) and SLEDAI-2K Glucocorticoids Index (SGI).
Dr. Touma is going to have his post-doctoral fellow Dr. Michelle Barraclough co-present with him.