Our Research

The Critical Illness and Injury Research Centre (CIIRC) at St Michael’s Hospital is one of the largest centres in the world specifically dedicated to the advancement of critical care research.  Our Hospital is a leading site in Toronto for the diagnosis and treatment of critical illnesses, including sepsis and acute lung injury, and as a Level 1 trauma centre, provides advanced trauma care and resuscitation to trauma patients across Ontario.

Critical illness is among the leading medical, social and economic burdens in the developed world.


Critical care cases per year due to sepsis
and acute lung injury


% of deaths worldwide are
accounted for by trauma