Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud

Dr. Fox-Robichaud is Professor in the Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and an Intensivist and Director of Medical Education at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). She is the current President of the Canadian Critical Care Society and inaugural Chair of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation.

A clinician scientist in the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute at McMaster, Dr. Fox-Robichaud is particularly interested in the pathophysiology of sepsis and in moving laboratory research discoveries into clinical care. She is a member of the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. She currently holds a Collaborative Health Research Program grant develop a point of care device for the sepsis biomarker cell free DNA.

In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Fox-Robichaud is an educator and the current chair of the Critical Care Medicine examination board at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is particularly interested in continuing education in critical care and the improvement of crisis management skills and communication strategies. She is the recipient of a 2015 Leading Practice Award from Accreditation Canada for the integration of an electronic early warning score into HHS. This work will improve recognition of sepsis and other patient deterioration. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications that reflect this broad engagement in academic medicine.