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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Farid Mahmud, M.D., FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician

Research Institute
Associate Scientist
Translational Medicine

University of Toronto
Associate Professor

Phone: 416-813-6218
Fax: 416-813-6304
Alternate Contact: Cristien Priolo
Alternate Email: cristien.priolo@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Farid Mahmud received his medical degree at The University of Alberta, Edmonton. He trained in Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He is currently Staff Physician in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Associate Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute.

Dr. Mahmud is part of the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) at University of Toronto and can supervise graduate students interested in clinical research.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mahmud is involved in care with patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes.

Research Activities

Dr. Mahmud's overall research focus is diabetes, clinical and translational research relating to co-morbid auto immune conditions, and early evaluation and prevention of related complications.  His research interests include:

  • Interventions in High Risk Pediatric groups including Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to alter CVD risk. As part of an international, double-blind, randomized control trial, Dr. Mahmud serves as Principal Investigator of the Adolescent Diabetes Cardio-Renal Intervention Trial (AdDIT) Expansion in Canada.
  • Engaged with the CanSOLVE CKD-SPOR Initiative.
  • Assessment of co-morbid autoimmune conditions: impact of Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes. Dr. Mahmud has a longstanding interest in Celiac Disease as an association with Type 1 Diabetes. He serves as Principal Investigator of a dietary intervention study (Celiac Disease and Diabetes - Dietary Intervention and Evaluation Trial (CD-DIET).  
  • Evaluation of social determinants of health on paediatric chronic disease.


For a list of Dr. Mahmud's publications please visit PubMed.