Dr. Margaret S. Herridge is Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. She is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Director of Research for the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. She obtained her MSc and MD from Queen’s University in Kingston, completed her clinical training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto and obtained her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Herridge has authored/co-authored over 180 manuscripts and book chapters on topics related to outcomes after critical illness in patients and family caregivers, and she is the co-editor of the first two textbooks of post-ICU medicine. She has published two editorials and three manuscripts in the New England Journal of Medicine on outcomes after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and family caregivers after prolonged mechanical ventilation, and is a frequent international speaker on outcomes after critical illness.
Selected Honours and Awards
- 2015 Dr. F. Marguerite Hill Lecturer (awarded to a woman in medicine who has made a considerable impact at an international level with demonstrable benefit to the wellbeing of patients and society at large)
- 2016 Honorary Member, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (awarded for outstanding contribution to the international field of Intensive Care Medicine)
- 2017 Inaugural Excellence in Research Faculty Award, Division of Respirology (for sustained excellence in research)
- 2018 Critical Care Lifetime Achievement Award, American Thoracic Society (for a career devoted to research and teaching of the science and practice of Critical Care Medicine and outstanding service to the Assembly on Critical Care)
- 2019 Eaton Scholar Researcher of the Year (Clinical) Award, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto (for outstanding leadership and contributions to research)
- 2020 Deborah Cook Mentorship Award, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group