Ian Drennan

Faculty Member

I am a Paramedic Scientist, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. I have an Affiliate Scientist position at the Department of Emergency Services, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. I am the current vice-chair of the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Task Force for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and co-chair of the Basic Life Support chapter of the American Heart Association 2025 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Research interests

My research interests include clinical care in the prehospital setting. This includes the management of life-threatening conditions such as cardiac arrest, stroke, STEMI, sepsis and trauma. Additionally, I have interest in alternative models of care and health system improvements for low-acuity patients from a prehospital / ED perspective.