Dr. Laveena Munshi


Dr. Laveena Munshi

Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital

Academic Rank
Assistant Professor

Position Title
Clinician Investigator

Medical/Professional Qualifications
MD, FRCPC, MSc (Clinical Epidemiology)

Critical Care Physician, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine

Laveena Munshi is a Critical Care Physician at Sinai Health System, University of Toronto. She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School and completed her General Internal Medicine Residency and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Toronto. She has research interests in critical care of oncologic and immunocompromised patients with an early focus on hematologic malignancies and acute respiratory failure. She has recently completed her Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and has been successful in obtaining competitive funding. Most recently she was supported by a Canadian Institute for Health research fellowship award during her graduate work. Her thesis work focused on evaluating the use of adjuvant therapies to mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure in North America as well as evidence based decision making. She co-founded the Critical Care Oncology Investigative Network with her colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital – a local collaborative initiative to improve and expand clinical, education, and research endeavors within critical care oncology.

Areas of Academic Focus
Critical Care of  the Immunocompromised
Critical Care Oncology
Adjuvants to Mechanical Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure
Transplant/Donor Management

Honours and Awards
CIHR Fellowship Award (2015-2017)
Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program Award (2013-2017)

Link to Pubmed

Most Significant Publications:

  1. Munshi L, Kobayashi T, DeBacker J, Doobay R, Telesnicki T, Lo V, Cote N, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Ferguson ND, Fan E. Intensive care physiotherapy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2017 Feb; 14 (2): 246-253
  2. Munshi L, Gershengorn H, Fan E, Wunsch H, Ferguson N, Stukel T, Rubenfeld G. Adjuvants to mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2017 Jan; 14 (1): 94-102
  3. Munshi L, Rubenfeld G, Wunsch H. Adjuvants to mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory -distress syndrome. Intensive Care Medicine. 2016; 42 (5): 775-778
  4. Munshi L, Dhanani S, Shemie S, Hornby L, Shahin J. Prediction of time to death after withdrawal of life sustaining therapy: a systematic review. Intensive Care Medicine. 2015; 41 (5): 1014-1028
  5. Munshi L, Telesnicki T, Walkey A, Fan E. Extracorporeal life support for respiratory failure. a meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2014;11:802-810

E-mail: laveena.munshi@sinaihealthsystem.ca



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