null Douglas Slobod, MD

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program



cardiopulmonary interactions • mechanical ventilation • acute respiratory distress syndrome • right ventricle

Research Focus

My research focuses on the interaction between the respiratory and cardiovascular systems in critically ill patients. In particular, I study the impact of mechanical ventilation on the right ventricle. I also study mechanisms of lung injury and means to personalize respiratory support to optimize lung physiology in patients with acute respiratory failure.

Selected Publications

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  • Slobod D, Assanangkornchai N, Magder S. Comparison of Right Ventricular Loading by Lung Inflation During Passive and Assisted Mechanical Ventilation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023;208(1):108-110. doi:10.1164/rccm.202211-2187LE.

  • Slobod D, Spinelli E, Crotti S, et al. Effects of an asymmetrical high flow nasal cannula interface in hypoxemic patients. Crit Care. 2023;27(1):145. Published 2023 Apr 18. doi:10.1186/s13054-023-04441-6.

  • Slobod D, Leali M, Spinelli E, Grieco DL, Spadaro S, Mauri T. Integrating electrical impedance tomography and transpulmonary pressure monitoring to personalize PEEP in hypoxemic patients undergoing pressure support ventilation. Crit Care. 2022;26(1):314. Published 2022 Oct 18. doi:10.1186/s13054-022-04198-4.

  • Slobod D, Spinelli E, Scaramuzzo G, Lissoni A, Grasselli G, Mauri T. Redistribution of Perfusion by Prone Positioning Improves Shunt in a Patient with Unilateral Lung Injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022;206(12):e76-e78. doi:10.1164/rccm.202206-1060IM.

  • Slobod D, Assanangkornchai N, Alhazza M, Mettasittigorn P, Magder S. Right Ventricular Loading by Lung Inflation during Controlled Mechanical Ventilation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022;205(11):1311-1319. doi:10.1164/rccm.202111-2483OC.