Steve Lin




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 with appointments at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at Ryerson University. Dr. Lin’s translational research program aims to improve resuscitation and outcomes in cardiac arrest patients. He is the Co-PI of the Canadian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network ( and of the CIHR-funded Epinephrine Dose: Optimal Versus Standard Evaluation (EpiDOSE) randomized controlled trial (NCT03826524).

Dr. Lin is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support medical director and instructor at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and is currently the medical director of the ACLS education program at Unity Health Toronto. He is an evidence reviewer for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and a chapter author for the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Recent Publications

  1. Allan, KS, O'Neil, E, Currie, MM, Lin, S, Sapp, JL, Dorian, P et al.. Responding to Cardiac Arrest in the Community in the Digital Age. Can J Cardiol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.12.005. PubMed PMID:34954009 .
  2. Stoesser, CE, Boutilier, JJ, Sun, CLF, Brooks, SC, Cheskes, S, Dainty, KN et al.. Moderating effects of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest characteristics on the association between EMS response time and survival. Resuscitation. 2021;169 :31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.10.014. PubMed PMID:34678334 .
  3. Allan, KS, Jefkins, TT, O'Neil, E, Dorian, P, Lin, S. Mandating Training Is Not Enough: The State of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Training in Ontario Schools. CJC Open. 2021;3 (6):822-826. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.02.008. PubMed PMID:34169261 PubMed Central PMC8209398.
  4. Lane, DJ, Wunsch, H, Saskin, R, Cheskes, S, Lin, S, Morrison, LJ et al.. Correction to: Epidemiology and patient predictors of infection and sepsis in the prehospital setting. Intensive Care Med. 2020;46 (8):1667-1669. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06164-6. PubMed PMID:32607681 .
  5. Lane, DJ, Wunsch, H, Saskin, R, Cheskes, S, Lin, S, Morrison, LJ et al.. Epidemiology and patient predictors of infection and sepsis in the prehospital setting. Intensive Care Med. 2020;46 (7):1394-1403. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06093-4. PubMed PMID:32468084 .
  6. Geri, G, Scales, DC, Koh, M, Wijeysundera, HC, Lin, S, Feldman, M et al.. Healthcare costs and resource utilization associated with treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2020;153 :234-242. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.04.032. PubMed PMID:32422247 .
  7. Mohindra, R, Lin, S. The drugs don't matter: Cardiovascular drugs have minimal effects on amplitude spectral area during ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation. 2020;151 :205-207. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.04.009. PubMed PMID:32304802 .
  8. Wu, W, Chopra, A, Ziegler, C, McLeod, SL, Lin, S. Predictive value of hospital discharge neurological outcome scores for long-term neurological status following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review. Resuscitation. 2020;151 :139-144. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.04.013. PubMed PMID:32304801 .
  9. Drennan, IR, Gilgan, J, Goncharenko, K, Lin, S. Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy by Paramedics During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Feasibility Study. CJC Open. 2019;1 (5):256-260. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2019.07.002. PubMed PMID:32159117 PubMed Central PMC7063656.
  10. Allan, K, Dorian, P, Lin, S, C-SCAN Investigators. Developing a Pan-Canadian Registry of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Challenges and Opportunities. CJC Open. 2019;1 (2):53-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2019.01.005. PubMed PMID:32159084 PubMed Central PMC7063603.
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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