Bhushan H. Katira

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Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527


  • MBBS, D. Y. Patil Medical College, University of Mumbai2003


  • Pediatric Residency, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children2003 - 2006
  • Pediatric Residency, K.G.Patel Children's Hospital2006 - 2008
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children2009 - 2011
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto2012 - 2013
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto2014 - 2018

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2003 - PresMH, Medical License, India
  • 2012 - 2013ON, Educational Medical License, Canada
  • 2014 - 2019ON, Educational Medical License, Canada
  • 2019 - 2021ON, Academic Medical License, Canada
  • 2021 - PresMO, VP License

Honors and Awards

  • Tata Merit Scholarship, Dorabji Tata Trust1997 - 2002
  • John Edmonds Teaching Award, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto2016
  • A C Bryan Award, Annual Shield's Day, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto2017
  • Best Research Presentation, Annual Perioperative Services Research Day, Hospital for Sick Children2017
  • Best Research Presentation, Art Slutsky Day, IDCCM, University of Toronto2017
  • Restracomp Award, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto2017 - 2021
  • SGS Conference Grant, University of Toronto2018
  • 2nd Best Research Presentation, Art Slutsky Day, IDCCM, University of Toronto2018
  • MITACS Accelerate, University of Toronto2021

Recent Publications view all (25)

  1. Mechanical ventilation in ARDS with an automatic resuscitator. Respir Care. 2022. PMID:36368776 
  2. Negative Pressure is the Positive Way to Breathe! Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022. PMID:36214809 
  3. Prone Position Minimizes the Exacerbation of Effort-dependent Lung Injury: Exploring the Mechanism in Pigs and Evaluating Injury in Rabbits. Anesthesiology. 2022. PMID:35303058 
  4. Impact of Reverse Triggering Dyssynchrony during Lung-Protective Ventilation on Diaphragm Function: An Experimental Model. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022;205(6):663-673. PMID:34941477 
  5. Repeated endo-tracheal tube disconnection generates pulmonary edema in a model of volume overload: an experimental study. Crit Care. 2022;26(1):47. PMCID:PMC8857825  PMID:35180891 
  6. Positive End-Expiratory Pressure, Pleural Pressure, and Regional Compliance during Pronation: An Experimental Study American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021;203(10):1266-1274. PMID:33406012 
  7. Role of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure and Regional Transpulmonary Pressure in Asymmetrical Lung Injury American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021;203(8):969-976. PMID:33091317 
  8. A Gas-Powered, Patient-Responsive Automatic Resuscitator for Use in Acute Respiratory Failure: A Bench and Experimental Study. Respir Care. 2021;66(3):366-377. PMID:32817445 
  9. Is the Prone Position Helpful During Spontaneous Breathing in Patients With COVID-19? JAMA. 2020;323(22):2265-2267. PMID:32412579 
  10. Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury: Classic and Novel Concepts. Respir Care. 2019;64(6):629-637. PMID:31110032 
  11. Reply to Santini et al.: High Positive End-Expiratory Pressure: Only a Dam against Edema Formation? Probably Not (Again). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019;199(4):544. PMID:30398892 
  12. Abrupt Deflation after Sustained Inflation Causes Lung Injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018;198(9):1165-1176. PMID:29902384 
  13. Inspiratory preload obliteration may injure lungs via cyclical "on-off" vascular flow. Intensive Care Med. 2018;44(9):1521-1523. PMID:29270678 
  14. Continuous Negative Abdominal Pressure Reduces Ventilator-induced Lung Injury in a Porcine Model. Anesthesiology. 2018;129(1):163-172. PMID:29708892 
  15. Continuous negative abdominal pressure: mechanism of action and comparison with prone position. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2018;125(1):107-116. PMID:29596015 
  16. Vascular-induced lung injury: another advocate for personalized ARDS management : Discussion on "Inspiratory preload obliteration may injure lungs via cyclical 'on-off' vascular flow". Intensive Care Med. 2018;44(4):540-541. PMID:29450595 
  17. Continuous Negative Abdominal Pressure Recruits Lungs at Lower Distending Pressures. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018;197(4):534-537. PMID:28742375 
  18. Adverse Heart-Lung Interactions in Ventilator-induced Lung Injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017;196(11):1411-1421. PMID:28795839 
  19. Hematological Manifestations in HAART naïve HIV-1 infected Children in India in a resource-limited Setting. Pediatric Oncall [serial online]. 2011;8 Art#35. 
  20. Tuberculosis co-infection in HAART naive HIV infected children - an Indian study. Indian J Pediatr. 2009;76(9):966-7. PMID:19904517 
  21. Current H1N1 Influenza Epidemic - Recent Update Pediatric Oncall [serial online]. 2009;6 Art# 27. 
  22. Clinical and laboratory profile of dengue, leptospirosis and malaria in children: a study from Mumbai. Arch Dis Child. 2007;92(6):561. PMCID:PMC2066135  PMID:17515633 
  23. Seroprevalence of HIV infection in hospitalized paediatric patients at a tertiary care centre in western India. HIV Med. 2007;8(4):265-6. PMID:17461855 
  24. Thrombocytopenia in Plasmodium vivax infected children. J Vector Borne Dis. 2006;43(3):147-9. PMID:17024867 
  25. Clinical and Laboratory Abnormalities due to Dengue in Hospitalized Children in Mumbai in 2004 WHO Dengue Bulletin. 2005;29:90-96. 
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