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Jacques  Lacroix
Pediatric Intensivist
CHU Sainte-Justine, University de Montreal
Montreal , QC
Research Focus:
Transfusion medicine, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Jacques Lacroix

Pediatric Subgroup (CCCPEDS)

Jacques Lacroix is professor, Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal. He works in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and in general Pediatrics at the Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine.  He developed  and led two specialty programs recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: pediatric intensive care medicine (1992-2000) and clinician investigator program (2009-2020).

His main topics of research are pediatric multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, transfusion medicine, severe polytrauma and traumatic brain injury. He published 315 papers (274 in peer-reviewed journals) (h-index = 68), 93 chapters, a textbook on pediatric critical care medicine (2nd edition, 1368 pages); he also produced 207 published abstracts, and 120 unpublished posters and free papers. He was the section editor in two American textbooks on pediatric critical care medicine. He gave 313 invited lectures across the world, including 165 outside Canada; some were keynote lectures in international Congress (American Thoracic Society, America’s Blood Center, British Blood Transfusion Society, International Society of Blood Transfusion, Société de réanimation de langue française, Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine, Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, World Federation of. Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies, etc.).

He received more than $64 millions from academic granting agencies (CIHR, British NIH, NIH, PHRC, FRSQ, etc.), including $19 millions as principal investigator. He published three landmark randomized controlled trials, the TRIPICU study (N Engl J Med 2007;356:1609-19), the ABLE study (N Engl J Med 2015;372:110-8), and the ABC-PICU trial (JAMA 2019;322:2179-90). He supervised 30 master degree (MSc), 2 doctorate (PhD) and 30 post-doctorate students. Many international organizations have sought his expertise (American NIH, British NIH, Société de réanimation de langue française, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, etc.). Multiple guidelines resulted from these scientific activities. He received many honors, including the Alan Ross Price (Canadian Paediatric Society, 2013), the PALISI Leadership Award (2014), the Deborah J. Cook mentorship award (2016), the SABM President’s Award (2016) and the 2019 CIHR-ICRH/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer in Critical Care Sciences Award (recognizing outstanding researchers within the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) scientific research community).