Acute Care Research Program

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Acute Care Research Program includes 486 scientists, investigators, trainees and staff conducting research in areas such as emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology and otolaryngology.

Our research touches on everything from basic science to improve our understanding of mechanisms of acute diseases, to developing and testing novel treatments, to implementing more effective care processes.

We actively engage a wide variety of partners in our research, including patients and family members, medical and allied health professionals and others.


Research News


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February 21, 2024 - The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute is awarding four ELEVATE seed grants to help researchers understand the role of inflammation and the immune system in various diseases and develop better treatments.
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 9 CIHR grants worth more than $5 million
February 2, 2024 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are leading nine new projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the most recent operating grant and SPOR innovative clinical trial competitions.
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Scientists

Scientists have PhDs, MDs or both and devote at least 40 per cent of their time to research (but typically more than 75 per cent). All our Scientists also hold appointments at the University of Ottawa and many are active clinicians at The Ottawa Hospital. Scientists generally hold major peer-reviewed research grants and work with a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians and coordinators.

Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Black, Amanda
MD, MPH, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health promotion, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Boet, Sylvain
MD, PhD
Scientist
(ACR)
COVID-19 Anesthesiology, Behaviour, Clinical trials, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Breau, Rodney
MD
Scientist
(ACR)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Prostate cancer Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Imaging, Patient decision aids, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Caulley, Lisa
MD PhD FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Cancer, Head and neck cancer Clinical research, Epidemiology, Health economics, Journalology, Public health
Chen, Innie
MD, MPH, FRCSC
Scientist
(ACR)
Health equity, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Clark, Edward
MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Kidney disease, Septic shock Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology
Eagles, Debra
MD, MSc., FRCPC
Scientist
(ACR)
Aging, Frailty Emergency medicine
English, Shane
MD
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
COVID-19, Septic shock, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Traumatic brain injury Clinical research, Critical care, Patient engagement
Kanji, Salmaan
BSc, Pharm, PharmD
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Critical care, Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Lalu, Manoj
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Scientist
(ACR)
Blood cancer, COVID-19, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Anesthesiology, Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Health research methods, Model organisms, Patient engagement, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Lavallee, Luke
MDCM, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Population health, Prostate cancer Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Martel, Guillaume
MD, MSc (Epi), FRCSC, FACS
Scientist
(ACR)
Anemia, Bleeding disorders, Colorectal cancer, Liver cancer, Liver disease, Pancreatic cancer Anesthesiology, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Peri-operative medicine, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
McIntyre, Lauralyn
MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Septic shock Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Critical care, Patient engagement, Pragmatic trials, Stem cells, Transfusions, Translational research
McIsaac, Daniel
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Scientist
(ACR)
Aging, Frailty, Health in older peoples, Pain, Population health Anesthesiology, Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biostatistics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Patient engagement, Peri-operative medicine, Public health, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Perry, Jeffrey
MD, MSc, CCFP-EM
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage Clinical decision rules, Emergency medicine
Rodger, Marc
MD
Senior Scientist Affiliate
(ACR)
Pregnancy, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Women's health Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Systematic reviews
Schramm, David
MD SM FRCSC FACS
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Cochlear implantation, Hearing loss Biostatistics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Neuro-stimulation, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Seely, Andrew
MD/PhD
Scientist
(ACR)
COVID-19 Artificial intelligence and data science, Critical care
Singh, Sukhbir
MD, FRCSC, FACOG
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Chronic pain Clinical trials, Health services research, Surgery, Surveys
Stiell, Ian
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine
Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Venkatesh
MBBS, CCFP-EM, MSc
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Cardiac arrest, COVID-19, Heart disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health services research
Vaillancourt, Christian
MD, MSc, FRCPC, CSPQ
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Cardiac arrest, Heart disease, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Public health, Quality Improvement, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Walker, Mark
MD, FRCPC, MSc, MScHCM
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Global health, Health equity, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Risk assessment, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Xu, Yan
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Population health, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Epidemiology
Yadav, Krishan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Infectious disease, Skin disorders Clinical research, Emergency medicine
Beaulé, Paul
MD
Scientist
(ACR)
Kyeremanteng, Kwadwo
MD
Associate Scientist
(ACR)



Investigators

Clinician Investigators are generally physicians, nurses, or other health professionals at The Ottawa Hospital who devote between 5 and 40 per cent of their time to clinical research. They often also hold appointments at the University of Ottawa. Investigators are generally PhD researchers with several years of postdoctoral training who devote between 20 and 50 per cent of their time to research.

Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Austin, Michael
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Asthma, Cardiac arrest, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes, Pain, Population health, Stroke Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Palliative care, Risk assessment
Cheung, Warren
MD, MMEd, FRCPC, DRCPSC (CE)
Senior Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Eissa, Mohamed
MBBCh, MSc, MD, EDAIC, FRCPC, Advanced PTEeXAM
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Heart disease, Maternal and fetal health, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Anesthesiology
Gilbert, Sebastien
MD FRCSC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Cancer, Gastric cancer, Gastrointestinal disease, Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST), Lung cancer, Lung disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical research, Epidemiology, Health technology, Quality Improvement
Hickling, Duane
M.D.,M.SCI., FRCSC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kilty, Shaun
MD, FRCSC
Senior Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kwok, Edmund
MD MHA MSc FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Clinical research, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Systematic reviews
Lampron, Jacinthe
MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Lapner, Peter
MD, FRCSC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Lemyre, Brigitte
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
McCartney, Colin
MBChB PhD FRCA FCARCSI FRCPC
Senior Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Mitchell, Simeon
MD CM, MScHQ, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Clinical research, Emergency medicine, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Patient safety, Quality Improvement
Moore, Gregory
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Newborn and child health Clinical research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Systematic reviews
Tsang, Corey
BScPhm, Pharm.D, ACPR, RPh
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Cancer Pharmacy
Wai, Eugene
MD, MSc, CIP, FRCSC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Woo, Michael
MD, CCFP(EM), RDMS
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Abdeen, Nishard
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Amankwah, Yaa
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Aucoin, Sylvie
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Anesthesiology, Clinical research, Peri-operative medicine
Bakewell, Francis
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Bariciak, Erika
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Belfiore, Elio
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Ben Fadel, Nadya Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Boyd, Kirsty Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Bradley, Renee
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Brandys, Tim Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Bromley, Lisa
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Campbell, Ross
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Cardinal, Pierre
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Carsen, Sasha
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Chaput, Alan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Chen, Kuan-Chin
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Chhabra, Shawn
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Health economics
Chiu, Michelle
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Clancy, Aisling
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Cormier, Nicholas
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Costache, Ioana
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Crooks, Simone
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Daboval, Thierry
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Delpero, Emily
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Dervin, Geoffrey
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Dewhirst, Sebastian Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Dionne, Richard
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Doja, Asif
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Dubois, Daniel
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Dumont, Tania
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Eipe, Naveen
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Feibel, Robert
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Ferguson, Emma
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Ferretti, Emanuela
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Fleming, Nathalie
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Friedlich, Martin
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Fung Kee Fung, Karen
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Gammon, Braden
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Garceau, Simon Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Gartke, Kathleen
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Gawad, Nada
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Glen, Peter
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Gofton, Wade
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Grammatopoulos, Georgios Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Gu, Yuqi
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Hadziomerovic, Adnan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Hajjar, George
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Hall, Andrew
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Harrold, JoAnn
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Hebert, Guy
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Hecht, Nathan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Emergency medicine
Hooper, Jonathan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
James, Daniel
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Chronic pain Emergency medicine
Jetty, Prasad Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Joo, Gul Pil
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kapur, Atul
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kim, John
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kim, Paul
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kingwell, Stephen
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kolozsvari, Nicole
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kovesi, Tom
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Kubelik, Dalibor
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Lalonde, Karl
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Lamothe, Andre
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Landreville, Jeff
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Lawrence, Sarah Linda
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Liew, Allan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Lortie, Karine
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Lui, Anne
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
MacDonald, Erika
BSc
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Maciejewski, Conrad
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Mahoney, John
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Matache, Bogdan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Musculoskeletal conditions Clinical trials, Surgery
Matar, Maher
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Mbadjeu Hondjeu, Arnaud Romeo
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Mcfaul, Colleen
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
McGee, Amy
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
McLean, Laurie
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
McVicar, Jason
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Meggison, Hilary
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Meulenkamp, Bradley
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Microys, Sherissa
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Miller, Donald
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Millington, Scott
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Mistry, Manisha
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Moffatt-Bruce, Susan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Moloo, Husein Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Moretti, Felipe
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Nagpal, Sudhir
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Naik, Viren
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Nakajima, Amy
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Neilipovitz, David
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Neville, Amy
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Nguyen, Sally
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Nickel, Curtis
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Oake, Jeffrey Stuart
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Odell, Michael
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Oppenheimer, Lawrence
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Pageau, Paul
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Pagliarello, Giuseppe
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Pan, Andy
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Pascali, Dante
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Penning, John
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Peters, Daniel
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Phan, Philippe
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Pickell, Michael
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Polis, Tomasz
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Pollock, J Whitcomb
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Power, Daniel
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Pysyk, Christopher
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Raiche, Isabelle
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Ramlogan, Reva
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Rasuli, Pasteur
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Redpath, Stephanie
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Rekman, Janelle Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Ritcey, Brandon
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Rockley, Mark
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Rockwell, Gloria
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Rouvinez-Bouali, Nicole
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Rowe, Neal
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Ryan, Stephen
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Sampsel, Kari
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Sarti, Aimee
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Schachter, Joyce
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Shmorgun, Doron
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Silverman, Howard
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Smyth, Catherine
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Stang, Vivian Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Stratton, Alexandra
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Sundaresan, Sudhir
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Syed, Ali Shahbaz
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Talab, Hesham
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Thavanathan, Rajiv
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Thompson, Calvin
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Tierney, Sarah
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Tran, Alexandre
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Trull, Brent
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Tse, Darren
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Vause, Tannys
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Vigil, Humberto
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Walsh, Caolan
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Watterson, James
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Werlang, Ana
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Wilkin, Geoffrey
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Williams, Lara
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Witherspoon, Luke
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Wong, Patrick
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Worrall, James
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Wu, Clara
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Yeung, Marianne
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Ying, Yvonne
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Yiu, Stella
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Zhang, Jing
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Zia, Ayesha
MD
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)



Affiliate Investigators

Affiliate Investigators are researchers who have primary affiliations with other institutions, but maintain significant collaborations or funding with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Abdallah, Faraj Green, Robert Lusty, Avril Turgeon, Alexis
Chasse, Michael Hamstra, Stanley Nathan, Howard Writer, Hilary
Gaudet, Laura Hebert, Paul Osmond, Martin Yang, Homer
Grant, Lars Leduc, Shannon Sun, Louise Yang, Qiuying


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