Sam Shemie

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Hospital information

Academic appointments 
  • Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University
  • Honourary staff in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Other appointments 

Medical advisor, deceased organ donation, Canadian Blood Services


Research interests 

Clinical and policy impact of organ failure support technologies, the development and implementation of national ICU-based leading practices in organ donation and research at the intersection of end-of-life care, death determination and deceased donation

Selected publications 

Shemie SD, Simpson C, Blackmer J, MacDonald S, Dhanani S, Torrance S, Byrne P, on behalf of the Donation Physician Ethics Guide Meeting Participants. Ethics Guide Recommendations for Organ Donation-Focused Physicians. Endorsed by the Canadian Medical Association. Transplantation, 101(5S):S41-S47, May 2017. 

Shemie SD, Robertson A, Beitel J, Chandler J, Ferre E, Evans J, Haun M, Torrance S. End-of-Life Conversations with Families of Potential Donors: Leading Practices in Offering the Opportunity for Organ Donation. Transplantation, 101(5S):S17-S26, May 2017. 

Pana R, Hornby L, Shemie SD, Dhanani S, Teitelbaum J. Time to loss of brain function and activity during circulatory arrest.. J Crit Care. 2016 Aug;34:77-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.04.001. Epub 2016 Apr 11. Review