Dr Laurent Brochard

/ Dr Laurent Brochard


Dr. Laurent Brochard is the Interdepartmental Division Head of Critical Care Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is Full Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto, and holds the Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Acute Respiratory Failure. He is a Clinician Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Critical Care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

He obtained his MD degree from University Paris V in 1986 followed by residency training in Hopitaux de Paris. He did his research fellowship at the National Institute for Scientific and Medical Research (INSERM) (Creteil). He was appointed Vice Dean of the Medical School of Creteil, Paris 12 University in 1995 to 2003. He was the head of the Medical Council, Henri Mondor Hospital Medical ICU in Creteil, France from 2003 – 2010. He became Head of the Intensive Care Unit of Geneva University Hospital, in Switzerland for three years (2010-2013) before coming to Toronto.

He has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Intensive Care Medicine in 2001 – 2007 and is currently Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has a strong involvement in research, and especially clinical research about mechanical ventilation. He has been at the head of a clinical research network on mechanical ventilation in Europe (REVA) and leads an international collaborative group on applied respiratory physiology (PLUG).

He mentored and directed more than 18 PhD students, many of whom are leaders in Critical Care. He published over > 500 peer-reviewed publications, including 120 articles over the past 5 years (H-index 92 in Scopus).