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. Cheng, MP, Cau, A, Lee, TC, Brodie, D, Slutsky, A, Marshall, J et al.. Acute Cardiac Injury in Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Other Viral Infections-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005026. PubMed PMID:33870918 .
  2. Costamagna, A, Pivetta, E, Goffi, A, Steinberg, I, Arina, P, Mazzeo, AT et al.. Clinical performance of lung ultrasound in predicting ARDS morphology. Ann Intensive Care. 2021;11 (1):51. doi: 10.1186/s13613-021-00837-1. PubMed PMID:33779834 PubMed Central PMC8006629.
  3. Russotto, V, Myatra, SN, Laffey, JG, Tassistro, E, Antolini, L, Bauer, P et al.. Intubation Practices and Adverse Peri-intubation Events in Critically Ill Patients From 29 Countries. JAMA. 2021;325 (12):1164-1172. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.1727. PubMed PMID:33755076 PubMed Central PMC7988368.
  4. Pivetta, E, Goffi, A, Tizzani, M, Locatelli, SM, Porrino, G, Losano, I et al.. Lung Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2021;77 (4):385-394. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.10.008. PubMed PMID:33461884 PubMed Central PMC7552969.
  5. Hussain, A, Via, G, Melniker, L, Goffi, A, Tavazzi, G, Neri, L et al.. Multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound for COVID-19 (PoCUS4COVID): international expert consensus. Crit Care. 2020;24 (1):702. doi: 10.1186/s13054-020-03369-5. PubMed PMID:33357240 PubMed Central PMC7759024.
  6. Piquette, D, Goffi, A, Lee, C, Brydges, R, Walsh, CM, Mema, B et al.. Resident competencies before and after short intensive care unit rotations: a multicentre pilot observational study. Can J Anaesth. 2021;68 (2):235-244. doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01850-x. PubMed PMID:33174164 .
  7. 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;48 (12):1771-1778. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004637. PubMed PMID:33044283 .
  8. Wong, A, Olusanya, O, Goffi, A. Pseudo B-line in pneumothorax: first look at the patient. Author's reply. Intensive Care Med. 2021;47 (1):139-140. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06246-5. PubMed PMID:33030574 PubMed Central PMC7541351.
  9. 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.
  10. 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;54 (12):1120-1128. doi: 10.1111/medu.14288. PubMed PMID:32614455 .
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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