Pr. Laurent Brochard is Intensivist, Clinician Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto) and Director of the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada, since 2014. He holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Acute Respiratory failure.
He trained in respirology and critical care, obtained his MD degree, University of Paris, and worked in Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (Hôpital Henri Mondor, Creteil) until he moved to Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland (2010-2013) before being recruited in Toronto.
He has been Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine, is currently Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
He created a clinical research network on mechanical ventilation REVA. He leads an international group on respiratory physiology (PLUG) and leads the Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Ventilation in Toronto (CoEMV).
He mentored and directed numerous trainees, many of whom are leaders in Critical Care. He published over > 700 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 123).