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Shane English

senglish@ohri.ca

Shane English

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Brief Biography

Dr. English is an Adult Intensivist and Neuro-Intensivist, an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Critical Care) at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He completed undergraduate medical education at the University of Ottawa. He began his Internal Medicine training at the University of Calgary before returning to Ottawa, where he served as a Chief Resident in 2008. Also at the University of Ottawa, he has completed fellowships in General Internal Medicine and Adult Critical Care. With a particular interest in the neuro-critically ill, Dr. English pursued fellowship training in NeuroCritical Care in the UK at Cambridge University Hospital Addenbrooke's NeuroCritical Care Unit. Subsequently, he completed an M.Sc in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's Clinical Investigator Program.

Dr. English's research interests lie in Neurocritical Care, particularly in subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury with current programs of research in secondary neurologic injury prevention in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients. Research methodologies of particular interest include systematic reviews, observational and interventional studies. Clinically, Dr. English practices Critical Care Medicine at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.

Selected Publications

  • Leelarathna L, English SW, Thabit H, Caldwell K, Allen JM, Kumareswaran K, Wilinska ME, Nodale M, Mangat J, Evans ML, Burnstein R, Horvaka R. "Feasibility of fully automated closed-loop glucose control utilizing continuous subcutaneous glucose measurements in critical illness: a randomised controlled trial", Critical Care. 2013; 17(4):
    R159.
  • Leelarathna L, English SW, Thabit H, Caldwell K, Allen JM, Kumareswaran K, Wilinska ME, Nodale M, Haidar A, Evans ML, Burnstein R, Hovorka R. "Accuracy of Subcutaneous Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Critically Ill Adults: Improved Sensor Performance with Enhanced Calibrations". Diabetes TechnolTher. 2013; Nov 4. (Epub ahead of print).
  • Chassé M, Glenn P, Doyle MA, McIntyre L, English SW, Knoll G, Lizé JF, Shemie SD, Martin C, Turgeon AF, Lauzier F, Fergusson DA. Ancillary testing for diagnosis of brain death: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2013 Nov 9;2(1):100.
  • McNeill L, English SW, Borg N, Matta BF, Menon DK. Effects of institutional caseload of subarachnoid haemorrhage on mortality – a secondary analysis of administrative data. Stroke.2013; 44:647-52.
  • English SW, Turgeon AF, Owen E, Doucette S, Pagliarello G, McIntyre L, “Protocol Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Intensive Care Units: A Systematic Review”, NeuroCrit Care. 2013; 18(1): 131-42.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Subarachnoid hemorrhage; Traumatic brain injury



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical research; Critical care