Division of Critical Care

Maureen Meade

MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epid)

Professor, Department of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Co-Chair, ACCADEMY (Academy of Critical Care: Development, Evaluation, and Methodology)

Staff Physician, Hamilton Health Sciences

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Maddock
905.525.9140 X22900

Education and Professional Standing

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Ottawa: 1986
  • Medical Degree (MDCM), McGill University: 1990
  • Internal Medicine, University of Toronto: 1990-1993
  • Academic General Internal Medicine Fellowship: 1993-1994
  • Masters of Science (Health Research Methods), McMaster University: 1993-1995
  • Critical Care Fellowship, University of Toronto: 1995-1996
  • Critical Care Research Fellowship, University of Toronto: 1996-1998

Research Interests

Dr. Meade designs and conducts patient-centered research in the ICU. She is interested in acute lung injury, lung protective ventilation strategies, and clinical trials in mechanical ventilation.  Her methodologic interests are in randomized trials, surveys, systematic reviews and critical appraisal of the medical literature.

Activities and Contributions  

Dr. Meade is a clinician-researcher at McMaster University. She is a member of the CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation) Research Group.  Dr. Meade has had a substantial influence on evidence-based decision-making in critical care worldwide through her research, lectures, and workshops. 

Dr. Meade practices critical care medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences – General Site where she supervises medical students, residents and fellows from numerous specialties.  She also supervises both Masters and PhD graduate students in the Health Research Methodology Program.

Dr. Meade is very active in fostering research in critical care. She and Dr Alison Fox-Robichaud supervise residents/fellows in critical care through regular ‘Research in Progress’ meetings.  As well, she and Dr Deborah Cook Co-Chair an ICU special interest group called ACCADEMY (Academy of Critical Care: Development, Evaluation, and Methodology) for ICU clinicians registered in formal research methodology training.

Selected Publications  

  1. Meade MO, Cook DJ, Guyatt GH, Slutsky AS, Arabi YM, Cooper DJ, Davies AR, Hand LE, Zhou Q, Thabane L, Austin P, Lapinsky S, Baxter A, Russell J, Skrobik Y, Ronco JJ, Stewart TE, for the Lung Open Ventilation Study Investigators. Ventilation strategy using low tidal volumes, recruitment maneuvers, and high positive end-expiratory pressure for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. JAMA 2008; 299(6): 637-645.
  2. Meade MO, Jacka MJ, Cook DJ, Dodek P, Griffith L, Guyatt GH for the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. A survey of interventions for the prevention and treatment of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med 2004; 32:946-954.
  3. Stewart TE, Meade MO, Cook DJ, et al. A pressure and volume limited ventilation strategy (PLVS) for patients at high risk for ARDS. New Engl J Med 1998; 338:355-361.

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