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Samira Mubareka, MD, FRCPC


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room B1 03
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4823
Fax: 416-480-6990

Administrative Assistant: Latoya Fuller
Telephone: 416-480-4549
Fax: 416-480-6990

Clinical Assistant: Erin Ghironi
Telephone: 416-480-6737 
Fax: 416-480-6739

Research Laboratory
Telephone: 416-480-3317


  • MD, 1999, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Internal Medicine, 2002, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, 2005, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Research  Fellowship, 2009, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY, USA

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  1. Influenza virus
  2. Transmission
  3. Influenza virus and bacterial co-pathogenesis
  4. Aerobiology
  5. Medical Microbiology

Research Summary:

Samira has been working with a novel mammalian model for the transmission of influenza virus.  She has used the guinea pig model to examine modes of transmission and to characterize infectious bioaerosols.  She is currently exploring the role of Staphylococcus aureus in influenza virus transmission, and is interested in the co-pathogenesis between these two pathogens.


See current publications list on PubMed.