Faculty Members

Dr. Sean Bagshaw

Chair, Associate Professor
Department of Critical Care Medicine
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About Me

Dr. Bagshaw is a Clinician Scientist and is Chair and Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Alberta. He trained at the University of Calgary (Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Masters of Science Epidemiology) and the Austin Hospital (Critical Care Nephrology) in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Bagshaw is supported by a Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Nephrology (Tier 2 - Renewed). He has research expertise in epidemiology, clinical trials and health services research. His research focuses on acute kidney injury, vulnerable populations (e.g., elderly, frail), ICU organization and capacity.

He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, numerous book chapters, and peer-reviewed for over 30 medical journals.

Dr. Bagshaw is a member of several organizations including the Canadian Critical Care Society, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, and the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2005-2007    Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

2003-2005    Masters of Science (Epidemiology), Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

2003-2005    Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

2000-2003    Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

1997-2000    Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

1992-1996    Honors Bachelor of Arts (Kinesiology) - Dean’s Honor List with Distinction, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

2018    Clinical Award for Excellence in Mentoring (Tier II), Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

2017    Mentor of the Year Award, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

2017    University of Alberta Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (Honorable Mention)

2016    Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award (Nomination), Canadian Critical Care Trials Group

2016    International “Vicenza” Award for Critical Care Nephrology, International Renal Research Institute, Vicenza, Italy

2014    Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Global Rising Star Award

2012    Presidents Excellence Awards (Finalist), Alberta Health Services

2011    Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Nephrology (Career Award)

2008    Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Independent Investigator (Career Award)

2007    The Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Database Management Committee Award for Best Paper

2006    Best Medical Paper, Annual Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Annual Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

2005    Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Clinical Fellowship

2005    Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Clinical Fellowship

2005    Detweiler Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

2004    Deans Research Excellence Award, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

2004    Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Graduate Scholarship Masters Award


Research Keywords

acute kidney injury, acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress, ARDS, bloodstream infection, burnout, cardiac surgery, chronic respiratory failure, comorbidity, cost, critically ill, CRRT, dabetes, daibetes, dialysis, disability, distributive shock, duration of antimicrobials, end-of-life care, endotoxin, epidemiology, extracorporeal, fluid balance, frailty, furosemide, H1N1, health care providers, heart failure, high frequency oscillation, home mechanical ventilation, ICU, ICU discharge, influenza A, interstitial lung disease, ketoacidosis, lung injury, lung transplant, mechancal ventilation, medical emergency team, moral distress, morality, morbidity, mortality, multi-centre, multi-national, observational, older patients, outcomes, pandemic, pediatric, pilot, quality, quality of life, rapid response, renal replacement therapy, safety, sepsis, timing, transfusion trigger