Patrick Lawler is a clinician-scientist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at University Health Network, where he attends in the cardiac intensive care unit, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His current research represents a diverse but interconnected program of science aimed at developing precision-medicine approaches for the prevention and treatment of critical illness. Much of this work has a strong scientific focus on inflammation and metabolism, at the mechanistic intersection between cardiogenic shock and sepsis. Many of these studies are built on molecular epidemiology/systems biology approaches, and leverage advances in high-dimensional molecular data acquisition and analysis in patient cohorts. He also has an interest in post-sepsis cardiovascular disease complications.