Dr. Arthur Slutsky is a Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, and Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering (University of Toronto). His research has been highly translational, focusing on : (1) importance of atelectrauma (injury caused opening-closing of lung units), (2) discovery of biotrauma (pulmonary mediators released during mechanical ventilation can lead to distal organ dysfunction), (3) acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and (4) COVID-19. Many of these findings were followed by clinical research and multi-centered randomized clinical trials addressing lung protective mechanical ventilation.
Dr. Slutsky has published >550 original papers, 70 books/chapters, and many randomized controlled trials which have changed clinical guidelines and practice. He has a (Google Scholar) H-index of 130, and his work has received >90,000 citations.
He has won numerous awards including:
• ATS Critical Care Lifetime Achievement Award (2012)
• Dame Margaret-Turner Warwick Respiratory Lecturer Award of the U.K. National Heart and Lung Institute (2014)
• Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Health Researcher of the Year (2014)
• Election to the Royal Society of Canada (2015)
• Appointed to the Order of Canada (2018)