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. Geri, G, Lin, S. Reply to alternative effects of transportation time in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Resuscitation. 2017;117 :e7. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.06.008. PubMed PMID:28619694 .
  2. Cheskes, S, Byers, A, Zhan, C, Verbeek, PR, Ko, D, Drennan, IR et al.. Reply to: Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation during ambulance transport: Safety and efficacy. Resuscitation. 2017;116 :e17. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.04.034. PubMed PMID:28476477 .
  3. Geri, G, Gilgan, J, Wu, W, Vijendira, S, Ziegler, C, Drennan, IR et al.. Does transport time of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients matter? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation. 2017;115 :96-101. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.04.003. PubMed PMID:28395992 .
  4. Nosrati, R, Lin, S, Ramadeen, A, Monjazebi, D, Dorian, P, Toronov, V et al.. Cerebral Hemodynamics and Metabolism During Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Using Hyperspectral Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Circ. J. 2017;81 (6):879-887. doi: 10.1253/circj.CJ-16-1225. PubMed PMID:28302943 .
  5. Cheskes, S, Byers, A, Zhan, C, Verbeek, PR, Ko, D, Drennan, IR et al.. CPR quality during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest transport. Resuscitation. 2017;114 :34-39. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.02.016. PubMed PMID:28242210 .
  6. Worthington, H, Pickett, W, Morrison, LJ, Scales, DC, Zhan, C, Lin, S et al.. The impact of hospital experience with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients on post cardiac arrest care. Resuscitation. 2017;110 :169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.08.032. PubMed PMID:27658654 .
  7. Lin, S, Scales, DC. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality and beyond: the need to improve real-time feedback and physiologic monitoring. Crit Care. 2016;20 (1):182. doi: 10.1186/s13054-016-1371-9. PubMed PMID:27349642 PubMed Central PMC4924329.
  8. Zhang, P, Austin, E, Thompson, M, Lin, S. Challenges in a large mixed drug overdose patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2016;2016 :. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-215554. PubMed PMID:27335364 .
  9. Lin, S, Turgulov, A, Taher, A, Buick, JE, Byers, A, Drennan, IR et al.. Automated Data Abstraction of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Process Measures for Complete Episodes of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23 (10):1178-1181. doi: 10.1111/acem.13032. PubMed PMID:27320008 .
  10. Drennan, IR, Strum, RP, Byers, A, Buick, JE, Lin, S, Cheskes, S et al.. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in high-rise buildings: delays to patient care and effect on survival. CMAJ. 2016;188 (6):413-9. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150544. PubMed PMID:26783332 PubMed Central PMC4818130.
Search PubMed

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