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John  Muscedere
Queen's University, Kingston Health Sciences Center
Research Focus:
Critical care outcomes, Frailty

John Muscedere

Translational Biology Group (CCCTBG)

Dr. John Muscedere, MD, FRCPC, is an intensivist at Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC), and Professor of Critical Care Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. He also serves as the Research Director for the Department of Critical Care at Queen’s and KHSC.

John is an accomplished critical care researcher whose primary research interests include nosocomial infections, frailty in the ICU, knowledge translation and critical care outcomes. He has led or participated in the development of many national and international clinical practice guidelines which have guided critical care practice including guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ventilator associated pneumonia, hypothermia post cardiac arrest, calcium channel blocker poisoning and frailty.

In addition to his clinical and academic posts, John is the Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Frailty Network (CFN), a not-for-profit funded under Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. CFN is improving care of the frail elderly by increasing frailty recognition and assessment, increasing evidence for decision-making, mobilizing evidence into policy and practice, and advocating for change in the healthcare system to meet the needs of this vulnerable population.

As an intensivist, his practice has been both in academic and community settings. He has a keen interest in the design of healthcare systems to optimize patient centered outcomes and been active in the redesign of the Ontario provincial critical care system. He currently serves as the regional critical care lead for the Southeastern Ontario Region.