Dr. Niall Ferguson is Head of Critical Care Medicine at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Physiology, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist in the Toronto General Research Institute, and the Critical Care Lead for the Toronto-Central Local Health Integration Network. Dr. Ferguson’s research, which is supported by local, provincial, and national granting agencies, focuses on: (1) mechanical ventilation (epidemiology; weaning and liberation; extubation and tracheostomy); (2) acute respiratory distress syndrome (definitions; ventilatory management; trial design); and (3) novel modes of mechanical ventilation, including extra-corporeal life support. Dr. Ferguson is the Scientific Programme Chair for Critical Care Canada Forum, Canada’s premier critical care conference. He is a frequent invited-speaker at national and international meetings, having given over 250 such talks.
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Madrid, Spain: Post-doctoral Fellowship, Canadian Lung-Association
University of Toronto: MSc, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research 2002
University of Toronto: Post-Graduate Training, Internal Medicine, Respirology, and Critical Care Medicine
University of Toronto: MD (Hons.), Medicine 1995
- Critical Care Medicine Research Advisory Committee : Secretary
- University of Toronto Executive Committee : Research Committee Representative
- American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine : Reviewer
- Critical Care Medicine : Reviewer
- Intensive Care Medicine : Reviewer
- Medicina Intensiva : Editorial Board Member
- University of Toronto : Professor, Department of Medicine
- Toronto Research Institute
It is commonly stated that mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute lung injury (ALI) is decreasing. Objectives: To systematically review the literature assessing ARDS mortality over time and to determine patient-and study-level ...
Recent literature in mechanical ventilation includes strong evidence from randomized trials. Little information is available regarding the influence of these trials on usual clinical practice. Objectives: To describe current mechanical ventilation practices ...
There are conflicting data regarding the safety and efficacy of recruitment maneuvers (RMs) in patients with acute lung injury (ALI). Objectives: To summarize the physiologic effects and adverse events in adult patients with ALI receiving RMs. Methods: ...
Objective: To determine and compare the diagnostic accuracy of three clinical definitions of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS):(1) the American-European consensus conference definition;(2) the lung injury score; and (3) a recently developed Delphi ...
The need for reintubation after extubation and discontinuation of mechanical ventilation is not uncommon and is associated with increased mortality. Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation has been suggested as a promising therapy for patients with ...