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Dr. François Lauzier, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Francois Lauzier practices Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine at the CHU de Québec – Université Laval (Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus) in Québec City, Québec

Dr. Lauzier is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, at l’Université Laval. He completed his medical degree, his internal medicine residency (FRCPC), and his master’s degree in Clinical Research, at Université de Sherbrooke. He then completed a residency in critical care medicine (FRCPC) and a clinical-research training at McMaster University.

Dr. Lauzier is a Professor in the Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, and in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, at l`Université Laval. He is a clinician-scientist in the Population Health and Optimal Health Practice Research Unit of the CHU de Québec – Université Laval Research Center. He is an active member of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), the Canadian Traumatic brain injury Research Consortium (CTRC) and of the Intensive Care Research Group of the Respiratory Health of the FRQS. He is currently holding a clinician-scientist Junior 2 career award (FRQS).

Dr. Lauzier’s research program, supported by CIHR and FRQS, focuses on optimizing the medical management of critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and improving long-term patient-oriented outcomes. More specifically, he focuses on TBI-related pituitary disorders, nutritional support and vitamin D deficiency, as well as on transfusion strategies in the acute phase of TBI. He is also interested in the prognostic evaluation of severe TBI patients and in the decisional process leading to the level of care provided to these patients. Finally, he is interested in the prevention and treatment of infections and of thromboembolic complications in the general ICU population.

Research Themes

Trauma, traumatic brain injury and neurocritical care

Endrocrinology in critical care

Transfusions and thromboembolic diseases

Treatment and prevention of ICU-acquired infections


Publications in pubmed

Active projects

Clinical outcomes and predictors of PITuitary disorders in patients with moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury: the PIT-TBI prospective multicenter pilot cohort study

HEMOglobin transfusion threshold in Traumatic brain Injury OptimizatioN (HEMOTION) Trial