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About Sickkids
About SickKids


The Hospital for Sick Children
Critical Care Medicine

Research Institute
Project Director
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Department of Anaesthesia and Paediatrics

Email: desmond.bohn@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Kathy Boyko
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6860
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5313

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Heart Centre Biobank

Brief Biography

Dr. Desmond Bohn was appointed Professor and Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sick Kids in 2001. He is also Medical Director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program. His research interests are outcomes-based research in children with multi-organ failure, and he has published in the areas of acute respiratory failure (ECMO high-frequency ventilation and nitric oxide), brain injury, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fluid therapy in critically ill patients, and congenital heart disease. He is a regular contributor to international symposia both nationally and internationally.

Desmond is a medical graduate of University College Dublin. He was a Fellow in the Department of Critical Care Medicine Sick Kids between 1975 and 1976 and returned to do research with Dr. Charles Bryan in the Division of Respirology Physiology between 1977 and 1979. He was appointed to a staff physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine in 1980 and held the positions of Associate Chief and Research Director in the Department of Critical Care Medicine until 2001.