Alberto Goffi


Project Investigator


Alberto Goffi, MD, is a Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). Alberto obtained his MD from the University of Turin, Italy, where he also completed his General Internal Medicine Residency. He then completed a Fellowship in the Adult Critical Care Medicine Program at the University of Toronto and the Master Teacher Program at the University of Toronto. His clinical and academic interests include neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine, with a focus on the clinical utility of ultrasound in critical care medicine and optimal teaching strategies for its competency achievement. He is the co-director of the IDCCM BASIC (Bedside Assessment by Sonography in Critical Care Medicine) Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum ( and, together with Dr. Neill Adhikari, the co-lead of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) Adult Critical Care Medicine fellowship.

Alberto loves travelling for teaching; he has already taught ultrasound and neurocritical care in five different continents. In 2015, he won the Young Lecturer Award at the ESICM annual meeting. In 2019, he was selected as the recipient of the Frank S. Rutledge Award of Excellence in Critical Care Teaching. Outside of work, Alberto has a passion for creating logos and drawings digitally; the IDCCM logo is one of his creations.

Recent Publications

  1. Del Sorbo, L, Goffi, A, Tomlinson, G, Pettenuzzo, T, Facchin, F, Vendramin, A et al.. Effect of Driving Pressure Change During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adults With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Crossover Physiologic Study. Crit Care Med. 2020; :. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004637. PubMed PMID:33044283 .
  2. Wong, A, Olusanya, O, Goffi, A. Pseudo B-line in pneumothorax: first look at the patient. Author's reply. Intensive Care Med. 2020; :. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06246-5. PubMed PMID:33030574 PubMed Central PMC7541351.
  3. Vieillard-Baron, A, Goffi, A, Mayo, P. Lung ultrasonography as an alternative to chest computed tomography in COVID-19 pneumonia?. Intensive Care Med. 2020;46 (10):1908-1910. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06221-0. PubMed PMID:32840635 PubMed Central PMC7445802.
  4. Brydges, R, Tran, J, Goffi, A, Lee, C, Miller, D, Mylopoulos, M et al.. Resident learning trajectories in the workplace: A self-regulated learning analysis. Med Educ. 2020; :. doi: 10.1111/medu.14288. PubMed PMID:32614455 .
  5. Teran, F, Burns, KM, Narasimhan, M, Goffi, A, Mohabir, P, Horowitz, JM et al.. Critical Care Transesophageal Echocardiography in Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020;33 (8):1040-1047. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2020.05.022. PubMed PMID:32600742 PubMed Central PMC7245221.
  6. Lau, VI, Cook, DJ, Fowler, R, Rochwerg, B, Johnstone, J, Lauzier, F et al.. Economic evaluation alongside the Probiotics to Prevent Severe Pneumonia and Endotracheal Colonization Trial (E-PROSPECT): study protocol. BMJ Open. 2020;10 (6):e036047. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036047. PubMed PMID:32595159 PubMed Central PMC7322334.
  7. Brydges, R, Campbell, DM, Beavers, L, Khodadoust, N, Iantomasi, P, Sampson, K et al.. Lessons learned in preparing for and responding to the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: one simulation's program experience adapting to the new normal. Adv Simul (Lond). 2020;5 :8. doi: 10.1186/s41077-020-00128-y. PubMed PMID:32514385 PubMed Central PMC7267752.
  8. Ambasta, A, Balan, M, Mayette, M, Goffi, A, Mulvagh, S, Buchanan, B et al.. Correction to: Internal Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound: Indicators It's Here to Stay. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35 (2):624. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05632-5. PubMed PMID:31953680 PubMed Central PMC7018875.
  9. Tuinman, PR, Jonkman, AH, Dres, M, Shi, ZH, Goligher, EC, Goffi, A et al.. Respiratory muscle ultrasonography: methodology, basic and advanced principles and clinical applications in ICU and ED patients-a narrative review. Intensive Care Med. 2020;46 (4):594-605. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05892-8. PubMed PMID:31938825 PubMed Central PMC7103016.
  10. Robba, C, Poole, D, Citerio, G, Taccone, FS, Rasulo, FA, Consensus on brain ultrasonography in critical care group et al.. Brain Ultrasonography Consensus on Skill Recommendations and Competence Levels Within the Critical Care Setting. Neurocrit Care. 2020;32 (2):502-511. doi: 10.1007/s12028-019-00766-9. PubMed PMID:31264072 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada