Research

Dr. Oleksa Rewa
Associate Chair Research and Innovation

The goal of research within the Department of Critical Care Medicine is to allow every practitioner to contribute to the general body of knowledge. All attending medical staff, residents and allied health professionals contribute to critical care research and to the betterment of patient care.

Research is part of our daily clinical practice. All aspects of medical practice have some foundation in evidence. Depending on the strength of that evidentiary foundation, the frequency of its clinical occurrence, and the existence of an evaluation method, research adds to our understanding and delivery of medical care.


Research Sites

University of Alberta Hospital - General Systems Intensive Care Unit
Site Lead Investigator: Dr. O Rewa

Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Site Lead Investigator: Dr. J Kutsogiannis

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
Site Lead Investigator: Dr. S van Diepen

Royal Alexandra Hospital Research Group
Site Lead Investigator: Dr. J Kutsogiannis

Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Site Lead Investigator: Dr. D Carney

Misericordia Community Hospital
Site Lead Investigator: Dr. E MacIntyre

Sturgeon Community Hospital
Site Lead Investigator: Drs G Suen/O Rewa


Two research groups operate within the Department of Critical Care. The RAH group, located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, directed by Dr Jim Kutsogiannis, and the UAH group, located at the University of Alberta Hospital, directed by Dr Oleksa Rewa.


Publications and Investigators

The Department investigators are involved in a number of clinical trials at any given point in time. Once completed results are published in peer-reviewed journals.  A listing of recent high impact Departmental Publications as well as our Investigators and their areas of research can be found here.