Peter Brindley

Peter Brindley, MD, FRCPC, FRCP (Edin), is, first and foremost, a full-time Critical Care Physician…and darn proud of it too!. He works at the University of Alberta Hospital in both the General Systems Intensive Care Unit and its Neuro Sciences Intensive Care Unit.

Academically, Peter is a Professor with the Division of Critical Care Medicine and Adjunct Professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta. His interests and publications centre on various aspects of resuscitation, including the importance of crisis management and human factors, the use of simulation, and practical insights that improve teamwork during acute care. Peter is a founding member of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute and its vice-chair. He is former Medical Lead for Simulation for Alberta Health Services which he helped expand into one of the country's largest. Peter is also a prior Residency Program Director and a prior advisor to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Peter's greatest achievement remains two gorgeous little kids, in whom he delights. Neither of these wise critics seem to care about what titles he may or may not hold. However, they do expect him to be doing something important if he is away from them.

Selected Publications

Brindley, P.G. & Reynolds, S.F. (2011). Improving Verbal Communication in Critical Care Medicine. Journal of Critical Care, 26, 155-159.

Brindley, P.G. & De Gara, C. (2011). Simulation in surgery: a promise unfulfilled? Canadian Journal of Surgery, In Press.

Brindley, P.G. (2010). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, societal expectations, and the importance of saying "No". Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, 5(2), 62-63.

Brindley, P.G. (2010). Patient Safety and Acute Care Medicine: Lessons for the future, insights from the past. Critical Care, 14(2), 217-22.

Peter Brindley