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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Peter Laussen, MB.BS., FCICM

The Hospital for Sick Children
Critical Care Medicine

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto

Chair Positions

Hospital for Sick Children
Critical Care Medicine
David and Stacy Cynamon Chair

Email: peter.laussen@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Kathy Boyko
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6860
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5313
Alternate Email: kathy.boyko@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Peter Laussen is Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Professor in Anaesthesia at the University of Toronto and holds the David and Stacey Cynamon Chair in Critical Care Medicine.  He is a Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute. He graduated from Melbourne University Medical School, Victoria, Australia, in 1980, and completed fellowships in anesthesia and pediatric critical care medicine at the Austin Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.  He moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992 where he worked for the next 20 years on the cardiac anesthesia service and cardiac Intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital.  In 2002 he was appointed Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care in the Department of Cardiology and to the Dolly D. Hansen Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, and in 2008 was appointed as Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.  In 2012, Dr. Laussen accepted his current position at SickKids.  

Dr. Laussen has extensive experience with clinical research and educational activities in cardiac critical care and anaesthesia.  Over the past decade he has focused on systems and human engineering applied to critical care, and is the lead developer of an innovative web-based data visualization platform called T3 (Tracking Trajectory Trigger tool) and a data architecture platform called Time Series Compression (TSC) that utilizes continuous physiologic data for predictive modelling.  In 2006, he co-founded the international “Risky Business” risk management symposiums (risky-business.com) which brings together leaders in high-risk industries to discuss ways of improving the safety and quality of health care.

Research Interests

  • Quality and Safety
  • Physiologic data for predictive modelling
  • T3

Research education HUB listing:  https://reach.sickkids.ca/display/771108


Risky Business events listing: https://www.riskybusiness.events/index.php 

Laussenlabs: https://www.laussenlabs.ca/team/