Critical Care Medicine at McGill

Welcome to the Department of Critical Care

Critical Care Medicine at McGill is focused around two centres: the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) (a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with McGill University including the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal General Hospital) and the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).


See our Residency program section for more information, including details about policies and regulations for rotations, resident responsibilities and educational objectives.


The Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia and Pediatrics offer a two year program in Critical Care. The McGill program is a multidisciplinary approach with faculty from all the base specialties. More information can be found under Fellowship program.


For information on protocols, procedure and the Journal Club, see Teaching. The section also includes Teaching files, which contains the Medical Student's Guide to the ICU, information on Core Topics and Rules of Thumb for the ICU and much more.


Our faculty includes renowned professors, physicians and researchers from the RVH, MGH, JGH and MNI.

News & Events

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Dr Alberto Goffi "Lung Ultrasound in the ICU:
Current Applications & Future Directions

Monday, December 8 at 12h EST

Presented By: 

Alberto Goffi, MD
Associate Professor - University of Toronto

Critical Care Department of Education Co-Lead, St. Michael’s Hospital
Co-Lead, University of Toronto Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum

Dr. Alberto Goffi is a Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto, and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). After graduating from the University of Torino (Italy) and completing his internal medicine training in the same city, he moved to Toronto in 2010 for a fellowship in adult critical care medicine. His clinical and academic interests include neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine, with a focus on lung ultrasound and optimal teaching strategies for its competency achievement. He is the co-lead of the IDCCM Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum and the co-lead of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) Adult Critical Care Medicine fellowship.

Alberto loves to travel for teaching; he has taught ultrasound and neurocritical care on five different continents. In 2015, he won the Young Lecturer Award at the ESICM annual meeting. In 2019, he was selected as the recipient of the Frank S. Rutledge Award of Excellence in Critical Care Teaching.

Outside of work, Alberto has a passion for creating logos and digital drawings; the IDCCM logo is one of his creations. In the past 5 years, he has learned that nothing is more fulfilling (and tiring!) in life than playing with Sofia and Oliver, his two children.

Fun Fact

He loves point-of-care ultrasound so much that when he was a clinical fellow, the nurses named the ICU ultrasound system “Alberto’s second love”. Why second? Well, his first love was the old system that stopped working from excessive use by Alberto…


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