Dr Ian Stiell Group

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Ian Stiell, MD, MSc, FRCPC


Carolyne Kennedy
Executive Assistant
Tel: 613-798-5555 x 18683
Email: cakennedy@ohri.ca

What We Do

Dr. Stiell's research group is a team of diverse individuals with various backgrounds and skill sets that facilitate practice changing research for both pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medicine settings. As a part of the Emergency Medicine Research Group led by Dr. Stiell himself, his research projects are conducted within the most active and productive emergency medicine research program in Canada. Dr. Stiell's current research focus has been on developing clinical decision rules and on clinical trials involving acutely ill patients treated by pre-hospital services and emergency departments. Past research includes internationally recognized clinical decision rules, and a focus on pre-hospital care for cardiac arrest and trauma victims. Additionally, as 1 of 3 founding Canadian sites in the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (CanROC), the team will directly participate in CanROC's various future multi-centre, multi-year emergency health services research projects.

For more information on the talented Emergency Medicine Research Group, please view the group's individual profiles here.

Selected Publications

Stiell IG,
Brown SP, Nichol G, Cheskes S, Vaillancourt C, Callaway CW, Morrison LJ, Christenson J, Aufderheide TP, Davis DP, Free C, Hostler D, Stouffer JA, Idris A, and the ROC Investigators. What is the Optimal Chest Compression Depth during Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation of Adult Patients? Circulation, In Press September 2014.

Stiell IG
, Clement CM, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Borgundvaag B, Aaron SD, Lang E, Calder LA, Perry JJ, Forster AJ, Wells GA. High Risk Clinical Characteristics for Emergency Department Patients with Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Prospective Cohort Study. CMAJ 2014 Apr 1186(6):E193-204.

Stiell IG, Nichol G, Leroux B, Rea TD, Ornato JP, Powell J et al. Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium ROC PRIMED Trial of Early Rhythm Analysis versus Later Analysis in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 1;365(9):787-97.

Stiell IG, Clement CM, Grimshaw JM, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Lee JS, Shaw A, Brehaut J, Holroyd BR, Schull MJ, McKnight D, Eisenhauer MA, Dreyer J, Letovsky E, Rutledge T, MacPhail I, Ross S, Perry JJ, Ip U, Lesiuk H, Bennett C, Wells GA. A Prospective 12-Centre Cluster Randomized Trial to Implement the Canadian CT Head Rule in Emergency Departments. CMAJ.2010;182(14) Oct 1527-1531.

Stiell IG, Clement CM, O'Connor A, Davies B, Leclair C, Sheehan P, Clavet T, Beland C, MacKenzie T, Wells GA. Multicenter Prospective Validation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule by Emergency Department Triage Nurses. CMAJ 2010;Aug 10;182(11):1173-9

Stiell IG, Clement CM, Grimshaw J, Brison R, Rowe BH, Schull MJ, Lee J, Brehaut J, McKnight D, Eisenhauer MA, Dreyer J, Letovsky E, Rutledge T, MacPhail I, Ross S, Perry JJ, Holroyd BR, Ip U, Lesiuk H, Wells GA. Implementation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule: A Prospective 12-Centre Cluster Randomized Trial. British Medical Journal 2009. BMJ. 2009 Oct 29;339:b4146

Stiell IG, Nesbitt LP, Pickett W, Munkley D, Spaite DW, Banek J, Field B, Luinstra-Toohey L, Maloney J, Dreyer J, Lyver M, Campeau T, Wells GA, for the OPALS Study Group. The OPALS Major Trauma Study: impact of advanced life support on survival and morbidity. Can Med Assoc J 2008;178:1141-1152.

Stiell IG, Spaite DW, Field B, Nesbitt LP, Munkley D, Maloney J, Dreyer J, Luinstra-Toohey L, Campeau T, Dagnone E, Lyver M, Wells GA, for the OPALS Study Group. Advanced Life Support for Out-of-Hospital Respiratory Distress. New Engl J Med 2007;356:2156-2164.

Stiell IG, Walker RG, Nesbitt LP, Chapman FW, Cousineau D, Christenson J, Bradford P, Sookram S, Berringer R, Lank P, Wells GA. BIPHASIC Trial: A Randomized Comparison of Fixed Lower Versus Escalating Higher Energy Levels for Defibrillation in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation 2007; 115:1511-1517.

Meet the Dr. Ian Stiell Group