Michael Jacka


Michael Jacka, MD, MSc, MBA

Associate Professor
Medicine and Dentistry

Critical Care Medicine
2-150 Clinical Sciences Building
Tel: 780-407-8861


About Me

Originally from Wawa in northern Ontario, undergraduate training in physics at the University of Western Ontario was followed by medical school at Queens, anesthesiology at Queen's, and then critical care at Toronto. MSc in Community Health completed at Toronto, thesis: Monitoring practice of anesthesiologists during cardiovascular procedures. MBA completed at Cornell/Queen's.

Clinical practice is in critical care and anesthesiology. Research interests are in psychological concerns of the critically ill and in perioperative medicine.


Current Publications

  • Canadian Guidelines for the use of targeted temperature management (therapeutic hypothermia) after cardiac arrest: A joint statement from The Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS), Canadian Neurocritical Care Society (CNCCS), and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG). Howes D, Gray SH, Brooks SC, Boyd JG, Djogovic D, Golan E, Green RS, Jacka MJ, Sinuff T, Chaplin T, Smith OM, Owen J, Szulewski A, Murphy L, Irvine S, Jichici D, Muscedere J. Resuscitation. 2016 Jan;98:48-63. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.07.052. Epub 2015 Sep 28. PMID: 26417702