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Sonny Dhanani photo of Sonny Dhanani
Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Staff Intensivist, Critical Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, CHEO
Pediatric Critical Care Transport Medical Director, CHEO
Trauma Team Leader, Emergency Department, CHEO
SPOT Team Physician, Rapid Response Team, CHEO
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Chief Medical Officer, Trillium Gift of Life Network
Transport Medicine Physician, Ornge Transport

sdhanani@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 3654
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Current Research:

Dr. Dhanani is conducting a pilot observational study to look at the determination of death within Intensive Care Units. This study is part of a larger research program to define the determinants of death after cardiac arrest in children and adults. The results of this project will lead to the development and implementation of standards for the determination of death for the purpose of organ donation after cardiac death.

Biography:
Dr. Dhanani is a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. His expertise is in the field of organ donation following cardiac death, and he has recently published a survey of Canadian Intensive Care Physicians on Practices of Determination of Death in the ICU.
Sample Publications:

Gries JG, White DB, Dhanani SD et al. An Official American Thoracic Society, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and United Network of Organ Sharing Statement: Ethical And Policy Considerations in Organ Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death. AJCCRM, in press.

Dhanani S, Ward R, Hornby L, Barrowman NJ, Hornby K, Shemie SD. Survey of determination of death after cardiac arrest by intensive care physicians. Crit Care Med 2012;40:1449-55.

Dhanani S, Hornby L, Ward R, Shemie S. Variability in the Determination of Death After Cardiac Arrest: A Review of Guidelines and Statements. J Intensive Care Med 2011;Aug 12.

Nakagowa T, Dhanani S, et al. Letter: A Call for Full Public Disclosure for Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death in Children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2011 12(3); 375.

Chung S, Mikrogianakis A, Dhanani S, et al. Guidelines for clearing C-spine in Pediatric Trauma. Trauma Association of Canada Pediatric subcommittee. Journal of Trauma. Vol 70, April 2011.

Dhanani S, Barrowman N, Ward R, Murto K. The USCOM Non-invasive Cardiac Output Monitor is Reliable in Healthy Children. Pediatric Anesthesia. January 2011.


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