Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky is Vice President (Research), St. Michael’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. He is a pulmonary and critical care physician whose research interests include acute respiratory failure, non-conventional ventilation, classic respiratory mechanics, and the primary role mechanical ventilation plays in the development of subsequent lung injury and multiple organ failure. His basic research in mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury has been translated into lung protective ventilator strategies leading to decreased mortality of patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
He has published >500 peer-reviewed publications and >75 book chapters. Dr. Slutsky received a B.A.Sc. (cum laude), 1970, Engineering Science; M.A.Sc., Industrial Engineering, 1972, University of Toronto, and M.D. from McMaster University, 1976. Dr. Slutsky was an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, from 1980-84. He returned to the University of Toronto in 1984, where he is a Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering.
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