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:


Crit Care. 2019 Nov 06;23(1):346
Bertoni M, Telias I, Urner M, Long M, Del Sorbo L, Fan E, Sinderby C, Beck J, Liu L, Qiu H, Wong J, Slutsky AS, Ferguson ND, Brochard LJ, Goligher EC
JAMA. 2019 Nov 05;322(17):1716-1717
Mancebo J, Goligher E, Brochard L
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Aug 22;:
Vaporidi K, Akoumianaki E, Telias I, Goligher EC, Brochard L, Georgopoulos D
Intensive Care Med. 2019 Sep;45(9):1219-1230
Goligher EC, Combes A, Brodie D, Ferguson ND, Pesenti AM, Ranieri VM, Slutsky AS, for the SUPERNOVA investigators (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine trials group)  and for the International ECMO Network (ECMONet)
JAMA. 2019 08 13;322(6):580-582
Sklar MC, Goligher EC
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


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