Jim Kutsogiannis

Jim Kutsogiannis, MD, MHS, FRCPC

Professor, Cross Appointment
Medicine and Dentistry

Critical Care Medicine
Royal Alexandra Hospital & U of A Hospital

About Me

Dr Jim Kutsogiannis is a Professor for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He is currently the Medical Director of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, University of Alberta Hospital. His Sub-Specialty Designation is in Neurocritical Care. He is an attending physician at the Intensive Care Unit, RAH. He is the Medical Director of the HOPE (Human Organ Procurement Exchange) Program. Dr Kutsogiannis is the Director of the RAH Critical Care Research Group and was named Researcher of the Year by the Region Medical Staff Association in 2007. His research interests include neurocritical care, organ donation, ICU nutrition, high perioperative risk management, acute renal failure, cardiac arrest, and end of life care.



  • Heyland D, Stelfox H, Garland A, Cook D, Dodek P, Kutsogiannis D, Jiang X, Day A.; Predicting Performances Status One Year After Critical Illness Among Patients Aged 80 Years or older. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec;43(12 Suppl 1):14
  • Digby GC, Keenan SP, Parker CM, Sinuff T, Burns KE, Mehta S, Ronco JJ, Kutsogiannis DJ, Rose L, Ayas NT, Berthiaume LR, D'Arsigny CL, Stollery DE, Muscedere J.; Noninvasive ventilation practice patterns for acute respiratory failure in Canadian tertiary care centres: A descriptive analysis. Can Respir J. 2015 Oct 15. pii: 17038.
  • Heyland D, Cook D, Bagshaw SM, Garland A, Stelfox HT, Mehta S, Dodek P, Kutsogiannis J, Burns K, Muscedere J,Turgeon AF, Fowler R, Jiang X, Day AG; Very Elderly Admitted to Intensive Care Unit: A quality finish? Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul:43(7) 135-60.
  • Heyland DK, Garland A, Bagshaw SM, Cook D, Rockwood K, Stelfox HT, Dodek P, Fowler RA, Turgeon AF, Burns K, Muscedere J, Kutsogiannis J, Albert M, Mehta S, Jiang X, Day AG. Recovery after critical illness in patients aged 80 years or older: a multi-center prospective observational cohort study. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Nov;41(11):1911-20. doi: 10.1007/s00134-015-4028-2. Epub 2015 Aug 26
  • Heyland D, Dodek P, Mehta S, Cook D, Garland A, Stelfox H, Bagshaw S, Kutsogiannis DJ, Burns K, Muscedere J, Turgeon A, Fowler R, Jiang X, Day A, on behalf of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET). Admission of the very elderly to the intensive care unit: Family members' perspectives on clinical decision-making from a multicenter cohort study. Palliative Medicine 2015 Apr; 29(4):324-35.
  • Mehta S, Cook D, Devlin JW, Skrobik Y, Meade M, Fergusson D, Herridge M, Steinberg M, Granton J, Ferguson N, Tanios M, Dodek P, Fowler R, Burns K, Jacka M, Olafson K, Mallick R, Reynolds S, Keenan S, Burry L; SLEAP Investigators; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes of delirium in mechanically ventilated adults. Critical Care Med March 2015; 43(3):557-66.
  • Skoufi U., Arvanitis D., Lampri L., Loachim E,Kutsogiannis DJ., Skoufi D.,Tsironis D., Mitselou A. Association of Claudin-1 with E-Cadherin/Catenin Complex, Microvessel Density (MVD)-Related Markers, and Clinicopathological Features in Colorectal Carcinoma. J Interdiscipl Histopathol 2014; 2(3): 135-14.
  • Dhanani S, Hornby L, Ward R, Baker A, Dodek P, Chamber-Evans J, Fowler R, Friedrich JO, Gow RM, Kutsogiannis DJ,Mcintyre L, Momoli F, Morin K, Ramsay T,Scales D,Write H, Yildirim S, Young B, Shemie, S. Vital Signs after Cardiac Arrest Following Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy: A Multicenter Prospective Observational Study. Critical Care Medicine 2014 Nov:42(11) 2358-69.


  • Heyland DK, Elke G, Cook D, Berger MM, Wischmeyer PE, Albert M, Muscedere J, Jones G, Day AG; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Glutamine and antioxidants in the critically ill patient: a post hoc analysis of a large-scale randomized trial. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 May;39(4):401-9.
  • The CST/CNTRP increased risk donor working group. Guidance on the Use of Increased Infectious Risk.
  • Donors for Organ Transplantation. Transplant Journal. 2014 Aug:98(4):365-9.
  • Heyland D, Muscedere J, Wischmeyer PE, Cook D, Jones G, Albert M, Elke G, Berger MM, Day AG, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. A randomized trial of Glutamine and antioxidants in Critically Ill Patients. N Eng J Med 2013 Apr;368(16): 1489-1497.
  • Cohen AT, Spiro TE, Büller HR, Haskell L, Hu D, Hull R, Mebazaa A, Merli G, Schellong S, Spyropoulos AC, Tapson V; MAGELLAN Investigators. Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Acutely Ill Medical Patients. N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 7; 368 (6):513-23. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1111096.

Editorials/Commentaries etc.

  • Shemie S, MacDonald S, on behalf of the Canadian Blood Services: Ethics Guide for Donation Physicians, Recommendations developed through a national collaboration among Canadian deceased donation experts and bioethicists, and endorsed by the Canadian Medical Association. November 2015 Ahead of Publication
  • Shemie S, MacDonald S, on behalf of Canadian Blood Services - Canadian Critical Care Society Expert Consultation Group Improving the process of deceased organ and tissue donation: a role for donation physicians as specialists CMAJ. 2014 Feb 4; 186(2): 95-96.

Published Abstracts/Poster Presentations

NOTE: **denotes international meeting | *denotes national meeting

  • Doucette K, Worton K, Kutsogiannis DJ and Preiksaitis J. Utilization of Increased Risk Donors in a Canadian Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Joint Conference with American Society of Transplant Surgeons and American Society of Transplantation, Philadelphia (USA), May 2015. **
  • Le Roux P, Suarez J. PRINCE: Point Prevalence Study In Neurocritical Care. Point Prevalance Cross Sectional Observational, Non-Interventional Study. Annual Neurocritical Care Conference in Seattle, WA (USA), September 2014. **
  • Zytaruk Z, Duffett M, Lauzier F,Ye C, Dodek PM, Paunovic B, Fowler R, Kho ME, Foster D,Stelfox T, Sinuff T, Clarke F, Wood G,Cox M, Kutsiogiannis DJ, Jacka M,Roussos M, Kumar K, Guyatt G and Cook DJ, for the CONECCKT-T. Investigators and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Barriers and Facilitators of Thromboprophylaxis for Medical-Surgical ICU Patients: A Multicenter Survey . Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2014 (Abstract).
  • Centofanti J, Zytaruk N, Foster D, Martinka G, Hand L, Karachi T, Mehta S, Granton J, Muscedere J, O'Callaghan N, Dodek P, Ashley BJ, McIntyre LL, Watpool I, Kutsiogiannis DJ, Jacka M, Fowler R, Wood G, Auld F, Cook DJ for the CONECCKTT Investigators and the CCCTG. Pre-printed Orders for Thromboprophylaxis in the ICU: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. American Thoracic Society Meeting, San Diego, California, May 16-21, 2014.**
W, Dy C*, Blakney G, Khurana R, Chandra S, Kutsogiannis DJ. Comparison of Urinary Spot Protein to Creatinine (PCR) with 24 Hour Urine for Protein in Women with Suspected Preeclampsia. Women and Children Health Research Institute Research Day in Edmonton, 2009.
  • Kutsogiannis DJ, Norris S. The predictive value of a preoperative respiratory failure index on the development of postoperative delirium. 29th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Brussels, March 24-27, 2009.
  • Sia W, Dy C, Blakney G, Khurana R, Chandra S, Kutsogiannis DJ. Comparison of Urinary Spot Protein to Creatinine (PCR) with 24 Hour Urine for Protein in Women with Suspected Preeclampsia. Hypertension in Pregnancy, November 2008, Vol 27/ Is 4/ p 609.
  • Karvellas CJ, Pink F, McPhail M, Austin M, Auzinger G, Bernal W, Sizer E, Kutsogiannis DJ, Eltringham IJ, Wendon, J. Bacteremia, APACHE II and MELD are independent predictors of mortality in critically ill patients with acute on chronic liver failure: King's College Hospital 2003-2005. Toronto Critical Care Forum, Toronto, Ontario, November 11 -13, 2008.
  • Editorship of Journals

    1. Journal of Critical Care Medicine -Editorial Board: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

    Editorship of Referee/ Reviewer of Journals

    1. Journal Of Critical Care: 2014
    2. Canadian Journal of Cardiology: 2014
    3. Resuscitation: 2014
    4. Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ): 2014
    5. P.S.I. Foundation 2012.
    6. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia: 2011.
    7. CHEST Journal: 2011.
    8. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: 2008 - Present.
    9. International Journal of Artificial Organs: 2007.
    10. Journal of Internal Medicine: 2007.
    11. Journal of Critical Care: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011.
    12. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM): 2005, 2006.