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Kescha Kazmi

Title: Staff Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Designations: MD, MPH, FRCPC, DTM&H
Pronouns: She/her
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext 204888
Alternate Contact Name: Grace Baiano
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7910
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics


Kescha Kazmi is an Academic Clinician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital for Sick Children and an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She completed her medical degree at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, and her Master's in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Kazmi completed her clinical training in paediatrics at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, infectious diseases here at SickKids and further training in tropical medicine through the Gorgas Memorial Course at the Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.


Dr. Kazmi’s research interests include paediatric HIV, vaccine preventable infectious diseases, and tropical and travel medicine.

Education and Experience

  • 2007-2011: Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours), Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada
  • 2011-2014: Doctor of Medicine, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
  • 2014–2017: Pediatric Residency, Janeway Children’s Hospital and Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL
  • 2017–2019: Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • 2019: Diploma in Tropical Medicie and Hygiene, Gorgas Memorial Institute, Lima, Peru
  • 2019-2021: Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 2021: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health (CTropMed®)
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