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Dr. Eric Sy MD, MPH, FRCPC Assistant Professor Critical Care Medicine


Research Area(s)

  • Critical Care medicine
  • Quality improvement and health outcomes research in Critical care medicine, examining discharge and transfer from Critical Care
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome and its management (mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
  • Acute-on-chronic liver failure, critically ill cirrhotics


Dr. Sy is a Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine physician practicing in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital since 2015. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary in 2010 and went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of British Columbia in 2015. He earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a focus in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2017. He is a Testamur of the National Board of Echocardiography in Critical Care Echocardiography as of 2021. His research interests include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, acute-on-chronic liver failure, and critical care epidemiology.


  • Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan, 2018 - Present
  • Teacher of the Year - Regina Site, University of Saskatchewan Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2017
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan, 2015-2018

Selected Publications

  1. Sy E, Ross T.  Five Things to Know about: Air Ambulance Transport.  CMAJ 2021. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.210354
  2. Sy E, Parvez S, Kassir S, Donnelly R, Gupta C, Mailman JF, and Lau VI. Canadian healthcare provider perceptions of discharging patients directly home from the intensive care unit.  Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12630-021-02107-x
  3. Moshynskyy A, Mailman JF, Sy EJ.  After-Hours/Nighttime Transfers Out of the Intensive Care Unit and Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885066620984410
  4. Sy E, Sklar MC, Lequier E, Fan E, Kanji HD.  Anticoagulation practices and the prevalence of major bleeding, thromboembolic events, and mortality in venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Journal of Critical Care. 2017: 39: 87-96 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.02.014
  5. Sy E, Ronco JJ, Searle R, Karvellas CJ.  Prognostication of critically ill patients with acute on chronic liver failure using the Chronic Liver Failure-Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (CLIF-SOFA) score: A Canadian retrospective study.  Journal of Critical Care.  2016: 36:234-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.08.003
  6. Fralick M, Sy E, Hassan A, Burke MJ, Mostofsky E, Karsies T.  Association of Concussion with the Risk of Suicide: A Systematic Review and meta-analysis.  JAMA Neurology. 2019; 76(2):144 - 151. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.3487
  7. Sy E,  Luong M, Quon M, Kim Y, Sharifi S, Norena M, Wong H, Ayas N, Leipsic J, Dodek P.  Implementation of a quality improvement initiative to reduce daily chest radiographs in the intensive care unit.   BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 May;25(5):379-85. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004151