null Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD, MPH

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



tuberculosis • global health • indigenous health • HIV and tuberculosis • Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Research Focus

As a respirologist and researcher, I apply epidemiologic methods to identify ways to improve the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases. Recent work has focused on AI-based chest X‑ray analysis for the detection of tuberculosis, and partnering with Inuit communities to develop and evaluate tuberculosis training programs for community health workers in Nunavik. Past work has informed tuberculosis treatment and diagnosis guidelines for the World Health Organization.

Selected Publications

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  • Bastos, M. L., Tavaziva, G., Abidi, S. K., ... & Ahmad Khan, F. (2020). Diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for covid-19: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2020 Jul 1;370:m2516. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m2516.

  • Khan FA, Majidulla A, Tavaziva G, Nazish A, Abidi SK, Benedetti A, Menzies D, Johnston JC, Khan AJ, Saeed S. Chest x-ray analysis with deep learning-based software as a triage test for pulmonary tuberculosis: a prospective study of diagnostic accuracy for culture-confirmed disease. The Lancet Digital Health. 2020 Nov 1;2(11):e573-81.

  • Abidi, S., Achar, J., ....& Khan, F. A. (2020). Standardised shorter regimens versus individualised longer regimens for rifampin-or multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Eur Respir J. 2020 Mar 20;55(3):1901467. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01467-2019. Print 2020 Mar.

  • Ahmad Khan F et al. Housing and tuberculosis in an Inuit village in Nunavik, Québec: a case-control study. CMAJ Open 2016 Sep 16;4(3): 3 E496-E506. PMID: 27730114.