Steve Lin


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Steve Lin is an emergency physician, trauma team leader, and Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor and clinician-scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lin is establishing a research program of translational science to optimize resuscitation during cardiac arrest or life-threatening injuries. He is interested in developing and evaluating drug therapies and devices that allow for goal-directed therapy in resuscitation. He has received multiple awards and grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, American Heart Association, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation.

He is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) medical director and instructor at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and is currently the medical director of the ACLS education program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is also a chapter author for the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and an evidence reviewer for the 2015 Advanced Life Support Taskforce for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.


Recent Publications

  1. Grunau, B, Kawano, T, Scheuermeyer, FX, Drennan, I, Fordyce, CB, van Diepen, S et al.. The Association of the Average Epinephrine Dosing Interval and Survival With Favorable Neurologic Status at Hospital Discharge in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.04.031. PubMed PMID:31248676 .
  2. Welsford, M, Buick, JE, Drennan, IR, Lin, S, Atkinson, PR. #Epi: There is no place for the use of intravenous epinephrine as a standard component of cardiac arrest resuscitation care. CJEM. 2019;21 (3):324-329. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.17. PubMed PMID:31115288 .
  3. Shuvy, M, Koh, M, Qiu, F, Brooks, SC, Chan, TCY, Cheskes, S et al.. Health care utilization prior to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A population-based study. Resuscitation. 2019;141 :158-165. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.04.033. PubMed PMID:31039392 .
  4. Nguyen, TN, Wu, W, Woldermichael, E, Toronov, V, Lin, S. Hyperspectral near-infrared spectroscopy assessment of the brain during hypoperfusion. J Biomed Opt. 2019;24 (3):1-6. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.24.3.035007. PubMed PMID:30877717 .
  5. Dorian, P, Lin, S. Improving Resuscitation Rates After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2019;139 (10):1272-1274. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.038822. PubMed PMID:30865547 .
  6. Lin, S, Dorian, P. Interpreting observational data on adrenaline in cardiac arrest is complicated. Resuscitation. 2019;138 :314-315. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.02.036. PubMed PMID:30849402 .
  7. Nosrati, R, Lin, S, Mohindra, R, Ramadeen, A, Toronov, V, Dorian, P et al.. Study of the Effects of Epinephrine on Cerebral Oxygenation and Metabolism During Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation by Hyperspectral Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Crit. Care Med. 2019;47 (4):e349-e357. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003640. PubMed PMID:30747772 .
  8. Shuvy, M, Qiu, F, Lau, G, Koh, M, Dorian, P, Geri, G et al.. Temporal trends in sudden cardiac death in Ontario, Canada. Resuscitation. 2019;136 :1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.01.010. PubMed PMID:30650337 .
  9. Lane, DJ, Wunsch, H, Saskin, R, Cheskes, S, Lin, S, Morrison, LJ et al.. Association Between Early Intravenous Fluids Provided by Paramedics and Subsequent In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients With Sepsis. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1 (8):e185845. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5845. PubMed PMID:30646296 PubMed Central PMC6324346.
  10. Mohindra, R, Patel, M, Lin, S. A new paradigm of resuscitation: Perfusion-guided cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2019;135 :230-231. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.11.013. PubMed PMID:30445168 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Clinician-Scientist, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto