Ewan Goligher, MD, PhD

Dr. Goligher is an Assistant Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Clinician Scientist at the University Health Network. After studying biochemistry and medicine at the University of British Columbia, he training in internal medicine and critical care medicine at the University of Toronto. He subsequently earned a doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Toronto, focusing on mechanisms of diaphragmatic dysfunction during mechanical ventilation. His research program is focused on characterizing the mechanisms and impact of injury in the lung and diaphragm during mechanical ventilation, and on employing innovative clinical trial designs to test lung and diaphragm-protective ventilation strategies.

Acute respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation, respiratory physiology and clinical epidemiology.

Dr. Goligher is currently working on the following studies:


Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb;40(1):81-93
Sklar MC, Patel BK, Beitler JR, Piraino T, Goligher EC
JAMA. 2019 04 23;321(16):1632-1633
Goligher EC, Tomlinson G, Slutsky AS
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Apr;32(2):184-189
McClelland W, Goligher EC
Intensive Care Med. 2019 Feb 11;:
Goligher EC
Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Jan 11;:
Munshi L, Walkey A, Goligher E, Pham T, Uleryk EM, Fan E
Curr Opin Crit Care. 2018 Dec 05;:
Schepens T, Dres M, Heunks L, Goligher EC
Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Nov 16;:
Goligher EC, Brochard LJ, Reid WD, Fan E, Saarela O, Slutsky AS, Kavanagh BP, Rubenfeld GD, Ferguson ND
Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 30;:
van Haren F, Pham T, Brochard L, Bellani G, Laffey J, Dres M, Fan E, Goligher EC, Heunks L, Lynch J, Wrigge H, McAuley D, and the Large observational study to UNderstand the Global impact of Severe Acute respiratory FailurE (LUNG SAFE) and the European...


Assistant Professor, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto