Apr 29, 2022

By Christine Ross

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Ontario’s expert COVID-19 advisory group has new scientific director.

Toronto physician Dr. Fahad Razak  will replace Dr. Peter Juni

Razak is an internist at St. Michael’s Hospital and an assistant professor at University of Toronto with research expertise in global health and health services.

He’s been a member of the science table since it was founded.Public Health Ontario, which now oversees the group, says Dr. Razak has contributed to briefs about long COVID, vaccines, hospital visitor policies and therapeutics.

On Twitter, Razak says he hopes science will continue to help determine the best way forward through the next phase of the pandemic.

Honoured to be the new Scientific Director of
@COVIDSciOntario Harnessing science to inform our response to the pandemic has been a great privilege. Thank you to all the scientists on the Table who I have learned so much from, and the hundreds of hours they have volunteered.

Thank you to Peter Juni for his incredible leadership and to
@SteiniBrown and Brian Schwartz for their wisdom guiding us through countless challenges. As we push through the next phase of the pandemic, I hope that science will continue to help us determine the best way forward.

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