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Ian Stiell, MD, MSc, FRCPC


Carolyne Kennedy
Research Administrator
Tel: 613-798-5555 ex. 18683
Email: cakennedy@ohri.ca

ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2583-6408

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, Sivilotti MLA, Taljaard M, Birnie D, Vadeboncoeur A, Hohl CM, McRae AD, Rowe BH, Brison RJ, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Macle L, Borgundvaag B, Morris J, Mercier E, Clement CM, Brinkhurst J, Sheehan C, Brown E, Nemnom, M-J, Wells GA, Perry JJ.  Electrical versus pharma cological cardioversion for emergency department patients with acute atrial fibrillation (RAFF2): a partial factorial randomised trial. The Lancet. 2020 February 01 Vol. 395, No. 10221, p339–349 View abstract

Stiell IG
, Perry JJ, Clement CM, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Aaron SD, McRae AD, Borgundvaag B, Calder LA, Forster AJ, Brinkhurst J, Wells GA. Clinical validation of a risk scale for serious outcomes among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease managed in the emergency department. CMAJ. 2018 Dec 3;190(48):E1406-E1413.  View abstract
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, 2014 Nov 25;130(22):1962-70. View abstract 

Stiell IG, Clement CM, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Borgundvaag B, Aaron SD, Lang E, Calder LA, Perry JJ, Forster AJ, Wells GA. Clinical Characteristics Associated with Adverse Events in Patients with Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Prospective Cohort Study. CMAJ 2014 Apr 1;186(6):E193-204. View abstract

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. View abstract

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. View abstract

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. View abstract

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. View abstract       

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. View abstract

Meet the Dr. Ian Stiell Group