Division of Critical Care

Alison Fox-Robichaud


Professor, Department of Medicine

Staff Physician, Hamilton Health Sciences




Education and Professional Standing

  • BSc, Honours Biology & Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, 1983
  • MSc, Medical Sciences, McMaster University, 1985
  • Medical Degree (MD), University of Ottawa, 1989
  • FRCPC Internal Medicine & Critical Care, University of Calgary 1995\
  • Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Fellowship, University of Calgary, 1993-1997
  • CAG/MRC/Schering Canada Research Fellowship, 1998-1999

Research Interests  

Dr. Fox-Robichaud conducts basic science research examining the role of adhesion molecules, proinflammatory mediators and endogenous anti-inflammatory molecules in systemic inflammation.  She is also interested in the factors that control leukocyte recruitment into the liver microcirculation and how this may affect inflammation in other organs.  Her research specifically focuses on the in vivo responses associated with gastrointestinal inflammation, septic shock and fluid resuscitation.

Activities and Contributions 

Dr. Fox-Robichaud is a clinician-researcher at McMaster University.  She has recently held a Career Research Award from Rx&D Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  She is a member of the Farncombe Family Intestinal Diseases Research Institute.

Dr. Fox-Robichaud practices critical care medicine at the Hamilton Health Sciences, General Site, where she supervises medical students, residents and fellows from numerous specialties.  She is the MD Educator for the Critical Care Response Team (RACE) at the General Site as well as a Master Instructor with CRI Critical Care Education Network.  She mentors students of all levels.  She has been a mentor with the Cooperative Education Program with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board & HHS Bursary Program.  She also supervises undergraduate and graduate students in her laboratory. She is a member of the RPC for Critical Care where she oversees research and simulation. She is a member of the RCPSC Critical Care Examination Board.

Selected Publications

  1. Lamontagne F, Meade M, Ondiveeran HK, Lesur O, Robichaud AE. Nitric oxide donors in sepsis: a systematic review of clinical and in vivo preclinical data. Shock 30:653-9, 2008
  2. Patrick AL, Rullo J, Beaudin S, Liaw P, Fox-Robichaud AE.  Hepatic leukocyte recruitment in response to time-limited expression of TNF- α and IL-β.  Am J Physiol Gastrointest Physiol.  293:G663-72, 2007
  3. Ondiveeran H K, Fox-Robichaud AE.  Pentastarch a balanced solution reduces hepatic leukocyte recruitment in early sepsis.  Microcirculation 11:679-87, 2004

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