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Dr. Donald Griesdale, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

Dr. Donald Griesdale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC. Following his clinical training, Dr. Griesdale completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA, USA). He is an Associate Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiologist and Evaluation with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

Dr. Griesdale’s clinical and academics areas of interest include neurocritical care of patients with traumatic brain injury and hypoxemic ischemic brain injury following cardiac arrest.


Research Themes

Airway management in critically ill patients

Traumatic brain injury

Neurocritical care

Invasive neuromonitoring

Clinical epidemiology

Systematic reviews & meta-analysis


Publications in PubMed

Active projects

Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Video-Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Intubation in the Critically Ill Patients: A Pilot Study.

Examining the relationship between hypernatremia and outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – Red Blood Cell Transfusion and Outcome (SAHaRA): A Randomized Controlled Trial. Principal Investigator.

The NEUROlogically-impaired Extubation Timing Trial.Principal Investigator

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Red Blood Cell Transfusion and Outcome – A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Principal Investigator.

Cerebral Oximetry To Assess CErebral Autoregulation In Hypoxemic Ischemic Brain Injury (COnCEpT – HIBI). Principal Investigator.