Dr. Bram Rochwerg

Division of Critical Care

Bram Rochwerg


Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine

Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact

Member, CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation)




Education and Professional Standing

Dr Rochwerg graduated from the University of Ottawa medical school. He did his internal medicine residency and critical care fellowship at McMaster. He also completed formal research training through the Masters of Health Research Methodology program at McMaster.

Research Interests

Dr. Rochwerg’s main focus of research includes resuscitation medicine and intravenous fluid use in sepsis. He has gained knowledge and expertise in systematic reviews, meta-analysis and network meta-analysis. His other area of focus is clinical practice guideline methodology and he currently works with many international organizations supporting their guideline development projects.

Selected Publications

  1. Rochwerg B, Brochard L, Elliott MW, Hess D, Hill NS, Nava S, Navalesi P, Antonelli M, Brozek J, Conti G, Ferrer M, Guntupalli K, Jaber S, Keenan S, Mancebo J, Mehta S, Raoof S. Official ERS/ATS clinical practice guidelines: noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure. ERJ Aug 31;50(2).
  2. Rochwerg B, Millen T, Austin P, Zeller M, D’Aragon F, Jaeschke R, Masse MH, Mehta S, Lamontagne F, Meade MO, Guyatt G, Cook DJ. Fluids in Sepsis and Septic Shock (FISSH): a protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 20;7(7):e017602.
  3. Rochwerg B, Hylands M, Møller MH, Asfar P, Cohen D, Khadaroo RG, Laake JH, Perner A, Tanguay T, Widder S, Vandvik P, Kristiansen A, Lamontagne F. CCCS-SSAI WikiRecs clinical practice guideline: vasopressor blood pressure targets in critically ill adults with hypotension and vasopressor use in early traumatic shock. Intensive Care Medicine. 2017 Jul;43(7):1062-1064
  4. Rhodes A, Evans LE, Alhazzani W, Levy MM, Antonelli M, Ferrer R, Kumar A, Sevransky JE, Sprung CL, Nunnally ME, Rochwerg B, et al. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Mar;43(3):304-377.
  5. Rochwerg B, Cheung JH, Ribic CM, Lalji F, Clarke FJ, Gantareddy S, Ranganath N, Walele A, McDonald E, Meade MO, Cook DJ, Wilkieson TT, Clase CM, Margetts PJ, Gangji AS. Assessment of postresuscitation volume status by bioimpedance analysis in patients with sepsis in the intensive care unit: a pilot observational study. CRJ. 2016 Epub Aug 15 
  6. Rochwerg B, Alhazzani W, Gibson A, Ribic CM, Sindi A, Heels-Ansdell D, Thabane L, Fox-Robichaud A, Mbuagbaw L, Szczeklik W, Alshamsi F, Altayyar S, Ip W, Li G, Wang M, Włudarczyk A, Zhou Q, Annane D, Cook DJ, Jaeschke R, Guyatt GH; FISSH Group (Fluids in Sepsis and Septic Shock). Fluid type and the use of renal replacement therapy in sepsis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Intensive Care Med. 2015;41(9):1561-71.
  7. Rochwerg B, Alhazzani W, Sindhi A, Al-Shamsi F, Sultan R, Ip W, Li G, Mbuagbaw L, Wang M, Cook DJ, Guyatt G, Thabane L, Heels-Ansdell D, Jaeschke R, Annane D. Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis, a systematic review and multiple treatment analysis (A Network Meta-analysis). Ann Intern Med. 2014 Sep 2;161(5):347-55. doi: 10.7326/M14-0178.

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