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Dr. Dan Howes BSc, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Dan  Howes
Co-Director KGH Trauma Services
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Dr. Howes’ research interests include fluid resuscitation, investigational use of Methylene Blue in sepsis, atrial fibrillation, transfusion medicine, hypothermic post cardiac arrest, and care of the organ donor.

In his non-academic life Dr. Howes enjoys sculpting, photography, mountain biking, climbing, camping, canoeing, kayaking and traveling.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications: 


  1. Szulewski A, Kelton D, Howes D. Pupillometry as a tool to study expertise in medicine.2017. Frontline Learning Research 5(3): 53-63.
  2. Kelton DK, Szulewski A, Howes D. Real-time video telemedicine applications in the emergency department: a scoping review of literature. 2017. CJEM  doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.382. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. KhannaA, English SW, Wang XS,…Howes D for the ATHOS-3 Investigators. Angiotensin II for the treatment of vasodilatory shock. NEJM 2017.3;377(5): 419-430.
  4. Russell E, Hall AK, Hagel C, Petrosniak A, Dagnone JD, Howes D. Simulation in Canadian poatgraduate emergency medicine training – a national survey.2017 CJEM Epub ahead of print doi:10.1017/cem.2017.24.
  5. Kroll RR, McKenzie ED, Boyd JG, Sheth P, Howes D, Wood M, Maslove DM. Wearable information technology for hospital inpatients (WEARIT-IN) Study group. Use of Wearable devices for Post-discharge monitoring of ICU patients: a feasibility study. J Intensive Care. 2017. Doi:10.1186/s40560-017-0261-9.


  1. Szulewski A, Gegenfurtner A, Howes DW, Sivilotti ML, van Merriboer JJ, Measuring physician cognitive load: validity evidence for a physiologic and a psychometric tool., 10-2016 (e-pub), Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice.
  2. Boyd JG, Smithson LJ, Howes D, Muscedere J, Kawaja MD, Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group., Serum proteomics as a strategy to identify novel biomarkers of neurologic recovery after cardiac arrest: a feasibility study., 12-2016, Intensive care medicine experimental, Vol. 4(1)
  3. Fernando SM, Cheskes S, Howes D, Hands-on defibrillation and electrocardiogram artefact filtering technology increases chest compression fraction and decreases peri-shock pause duration in a simulation model of cardiac arrest., 7-2016, CJEM, Vol. 18(4):270-5.
  4. Wood M, Song A, Maslove D, Ferri C, Howes D, Muscedere J, Boyd JG, Brain Tissue Oxygenation in Patients with Septic Shock: a Feasibility Study., 1-2016, 1, Vol. 43(1):65-7
  5.  Dagnone JD, McGraw R, Howes D, Messenger D, Bruder E, Hall A, Chaplin T, Szulewski A, Kaul T, O'Brien T, How we developed a comprehensive resuscitation-based simulation curriculum in emergency medicine.,12-2016, 1, Vol. 38(1):30-5


  1. Howes D, Gray S, Brooks S C, Boyd JG, Djogovic D, Golan E, GreenRS, Jacka MJ, Sinuff T, Chaplin T, Smith OM, Owen J, Szulewski A, Murphy L, Irvine S, Jichici D, Muscedere J  (2015) Canadian Guidelines for the Use of Targeted Temperature Management (Therapeutic Hypothermia) After Cardiac Arrest: a joint statement from, the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS), Canadian Neurocritical Care Society (CNCCS), and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG). Resuscitation 98 (2016) 48-63.
  2. Wood M, Song A, Maslove D, Ferri C, Howes D, Muscedere J, Boyd JG.(2015) Brain tissue oxygenation in patients with septic shock: a feasibility study. Can. J. Neurol. Sciences 2015; in press
  3. Clinkard D, Cameron A, Howes D, Ball I.(2015) Targeted Temperature Management – its not time to change your target temperature yet. CJEM  , available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/cem.2014.35.
  4. Szulewski A, Roth N, Howes D. (2015) The Use of Task-Evoked Pupillary Response as an Objective Measure of Cognitive Load in Novices and Trained Physicians: A New Tool for the Assessment of Expertise. Academic Medicine. 90(7):981-987, July 2015.
  5. Djogovic D, MacDonald S, Wensel A, Green R, Loubani O, Archambault P, Bordeleau S, Messenger D, Szulewski A, Davidow J, Kircher J, Gray S, Smith K, Lee J, Benoit JM, Howes D.(2015) Vasopressor and Inotrope Use in Canadian Emergency Departments: Evidence Based Consensus Guidelines. CJEM 17(S1):1-16.


  1. Hassan N, Brooks S, Beed M, Howes D, Douma M, Brindley P. (2014) Improving chest compressions following cardiac arrest: pushing ahead. Journal of Anesthesia Clinical Research 2014, 5:2.
  2. Dagnone J, McGraw R, Howes D et al. (2014) How we developed a comprehensive resuscitation-based simulation curriculum in emergency medicine. Medical teacher 20:1-6.
  3. Szulewski A, Fernando S, Baylis J,  Howes D.(2014) Increasing Pupil size is associated with increasing cognitive processing demands: a pilot study using a mobile eye tracking device. Open Journal of emergency medicine, 2, 8-11.
  4. Szulewski A, Howes D. Combining First-person video and gaze tracking in medical simulation: a technical feasibility study.2014. Scientific World Journal,