Dr. Andrew Steel


Dr. Andrew Steel

Attending Physician, Critical Care Response Team Lead, Toronto Western Hospital

Fellowship Program Director, 2009-2016

Academic Rank
Assistant Professor

Medical/Professional Qualifications

Department of Anesthesia and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, Toronto General Hospital

Andrew Steel completed his anesthesia and critical care training in London, United Kingdom. He enrolled in the critical care fellowship in Toronto in 2007 and subsequently completed a fellowship in liver and cardiac anesthesia at Toronto General Hospital. He was appointed as the Program Director of the International Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital in 2009. He also endorsed the role of Program Director of the Adult Critical Care Medicine Residency and Clinical Fellowships of the University of Toronto between 2014 and 2016. He has been the Clinical Lead of the Critical Care Response Team since 2009.

Area of Academic Focus
Critical care of the transplant patient
Critical care medicine training
Lung protective ventilation strategies in the operating room and general adult intensive care unit

Honours and Awards
2011: Undergraduate Medicine Teaching Award, Wightman-Berris Academy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
2010: Critical Care Medicine Teaching Award, Toronto General Hospital, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto
2005: Research Methodology 1st prize, Imperial School of Anaesthesia, London, UK
1996: Honours Colours, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London, UK

Link to Pubmed

Most Significant Publications

  1. Downar J, Rodin D, Barua R, Lejnieks B, Gudimella R, McCredie V, Hayes C, and Steel A. Changes in End of Life Care 5 years after the Introduction of a Rapid Response Team: A multicentre retrospective study. Resuscitation. 2013 Oct; 84(10): 1339-44.
  2. Galvin IM, Steel A, Pinto R, Ferguson ND, Davies MW. Partial liquid ventilation for preventing death and morbidity in adults with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jul 23; 7: CD003707
  3. Russell T, Steel AC, Hawryluck L, Riazi S. Ecstacy-induced delayed rhabdomyolysis and neuroleptic malignant syndrome in a patient with a positive malignant hyperthermia genetic test. Anaesthesia. 2012; 67(9):1021-4.
  4. Adeniji K, Steel AC. Pathophysiology of Acute Lung Injury. Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 30(4):573-90.
  5. Downar J, Rodin D, Barua R, Lejnieks B, Gudimella R, McCredie V, Hayes C, and Steel AC. Rapid Response Teams, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, and Missed Opportunities to Improve End-of-Life Care: A Multicentre Retrospective Study. J Crit Care. 2013 Aug; 28(4):498-503.

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