Message from the Director, Critical Care Medicine

Training the leaders in critical care for the future, and improving the quality and delivery of patient care throughout the World

The University of Toronto has the largest Adult Critical Care Medicine training program in Canada. In this current academic year, between our Royal College Residency and our Clinical Fellowship Programs, we have more than 60 critical care residents and clinical fellows in our Division. We have the World’s most successful, and productive academic critical care Faculty, and we produce the highest quality intensivists and leaders in Critical Care Medicine.

Our residents and clinical fellows train in our five university hospitals: St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to delivering the highest standard of general adult intensive care, each is a tertiary referral centre for subspecialty critical care such as: ECMO, Trauma, Neuroscience, and Transplantation. To further broaden the educational opportunities for our trainees we provide elective clinical training periods in areas such as: cardiovascular ICU, burns, transfusion medicine, anesthesiology, and trauma surgery.

Our mandate is to foster the development of competent, caring and resourceful intensivists. We are seeking to recruit candidates from medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and ER with commitment to the specialty, and who are strong in the three pillars of excellence: clinical practice, education, and research.

Those physicians wishing to learn more about our educational opportunities are encouraged to contact me directly ( for further information and discussion.


David Hall, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Program Director
Adult Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, St. Michael's Hospital, Respirology & Critical Care Medicine

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