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Dr. Zain Chagla

Dr. Zain Chagla

As an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Chagla has given media interviews on the COVID-19 pandemic and published several op-eds on testing, disease elimination, and public health interventions.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Zain Chagla has contributed to local, provincial, and federal policy planning, and to several clinical trials on COVID-19 therapies. He has published works on COVID-19 research, epidemiology, testing, and infection control. 

Dr. Chagla is an associate professor at McMaster University, co-medical director of infection control at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and a consultant in infection control at Woodstock General Hospital. Dr. Chagla is also a teacher at McMaster University where he won a clinician teaching award in internal medicine and a young investigator grant for his work in supporting undergraduate medical education at the University of Namibia. 

Dr. Chagla has a Bachelor of Science and an M.D. from Queen’s University, completed a residency in internal medicine at Western University, and an infectious diseases fellowship at McMaster University. He also has a Master of Science in infectious diseases and a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

Speaking topics

Disorders and diseases


Infectious diseases





Languages spoken


Presentation titles

COVID-19: How to restart to normal in your setting
COVID-19 and your patient population
Travel and tropical medicine in clinical practice
Infectious diseases pearls for primary care

Dr. Zain Chagla