Ari Joffe

Ari Joffe, MD, FRCPC, is a specialist in Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, practicing at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton since 1995. Ari is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta. He has an interest in the ethics of the practice of organ donation after brain death and after cardiocirculatory death. He also researches outcomes in children that have had complex pediatric therapies in critical care. A more recent interest is the ethics of our treatment of animals, both in medical research and in factory farming.

Selected Publications

Joffe, A.R., Kolski, H., Duff, J., & DeCaen, A. (2010). Response to: Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac
Arrest: Another Confounding Factor in Brain-Death Testing. Pediatric Neurology, 42, 304-305.

Joffe, A.R., Kolski, H., Duff, J., & DeCaen, A. (2010). Response to: Are Brain Death Findings Reversible? Pediatric Neurology, 42, 306-307.

Carcillo, J.A., Orr, R., Bell, M., Joffe, A., Maffei, F.A., Sullivan, J., et. al. (2010). A call for full public disclosure and moratorium on donation after cardiac death in children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 11, 641-643.

Joffe, A.R., Anton, N., & Burkholder, S. (2010). Reduction in hospital mortality without introduction of a medical emergency team: limitations of before and after study designs. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, In Press.

Duff, J.P., Joffe, A.R., Sevcik, W., & deCaen, A. (2010). Auto-resuscitation after pediatric cardiac arrest: is hyperventilation a cause?Pediatric Emergency Care, In Press.

Joffe, A.R. & Duff, J.P. (2010). Defining Death and Organ Donation: Concerns About Brain Death Discussion. Critical Care Medicine, In Press.