Dr. Donald Griesdale


Dr. Donald Griesdale

Department of Anesthesia
Vancouver Acute
Room 2449, JP 2, VGH
899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Phone: 604-875-4304
Fax: 604-875-5209


Academic Rank

Assistant Professor

Professional Qualifications

  • MD: 2000 UBC
  • FRCPC Anesthesiology: 2006 UBC
  • FRCPC Critical Care Medicine: 2007 UBC
  • MPH: 2008 Harvard School of Public Health


  • Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Vancouver Acute
    Division of Neuroanesthesia
  • Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, UBC
  • Attending Intensive Care Physician, Vancouver Acute

Academic and Clinical Interests

  • Airway management in critically ill patients
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Systematic reviews & meta-analysis

Current Research Projects

  • Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Video-laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Intubation in the Critically Ill Patients: A Pilot Study

Selected Publications

  • Griesdale DEG, Tremblay MH, McEwen J, Chittock DR. Glucose control and mortality in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Neurocritical Care July 28 2009. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Griesdale DEG, de Souza RJ, van Dam RM, Heyland DK, Cook DJ, Malhotra A, Dhaliwal RD, Henderson WR, Talmor D, Chittock DR, Finfer S. Intensive Insulin Therapy and Mortality in the Critically Ill: A Meta-Analysis Updated with the NICE-SUGAR Data. CMAJ 2009;180(8):821-7.
  • Gagne JJ, Griesdale DEG & S Schneeweiss. Aprotinin and the risk of death and renal dysfunction in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2009;18(4):259-68.
  • Griesdale DEG, Bosma TL, Kurth T, Isac G, Chittock DR. Complications of endotracheal intubation in the critically ill. Intensive Care Med 2008;34:1835-1842.

Publications in PubMed