Biography

Alberto Goffi, MD, is a Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). Alberto obtained his MD from the University of Turin, Italy, where he also completed his General Internal Medicine Residency. He then completed a Fellowship in the Adult Critical Care Medicine Program at the University of Toronto and the Master Teacher Program at the University of Toronto. His clinical and academic interests include neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine, with a focus on the clinical utility of ultrasound in critical care medicine and optimal teaching strategies for its competency achievement. He is the co-director of the IDCCM BASIC (Bedside Assessment by Sonography in Critical Care Medicine) Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum (https://basiccriticalcareultrasound.org) and, together with Dr. Neill Adhikari, the co-lead of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) Adult Critical Care Medicine fellowship.

Alberto loves travelling for teaching; he has already taught ultrasound and neurocritical care in five different continents. In 2015, he won the Young Lecturer Award at the ESICM annual meeting. In 2019, he was selected as the recipient of the Frank S. Rutledge Award of Excellence in Critical Care Teaching. Outside of work, Alberto has a passion for creating logos and drawings digitally; the IDCCM logo is one of his creations.

Recent Publications

  1. Benedini, M, Cogliati, M, Lulic-Kuryllo, T, Peli, E, Mombelli, S, Calza, S et al.. Electrophysiological neuromuscular alterations and severe fatigue predict long-term muscle weakness in survivors of COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome. Front Neurol. 2023;14 :1235734. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1235734. PubMed PMID:38073634 PubMed Central PMC10702731.
  2. Tanwani, J, Nabecker, S, Hiansen, JQ, Mashari, A, Siddiqui, N, Arzola, C et al.. Use of a Novel Three-Dimensional Model to Teach Ultrasound-guided Subclavian Vein Cannulation. ATS Sch. 2023;4 (3):344-353. doi: 10.34197/ats-scholar.2022-0104IN. PubMed PMID:37795109 PubMed Central PMC10547090.
  3. Baion, DE, La Ferrara, A, Maserin, D, Caprioli, S, Albano, R, Malara, F et al.. Mono- and bi-plane sonographic approach for difficult accesses in the emergency department - A randomized trial. Am J Emerg Med. 2023;74 :49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2023.09.018. PubMed PMID:37774550 .
  4. Walsh, MH, Smyth, LM, Desy, JR, Fischer, EA, Goffi, A, Li, N et al.. Lung ultrasound: A comparison of image interpretation accuracy between curvilinear and phased array transducers. Australas J Ultrasound Med. 2023;26 (3):150-156. doi: 10.1002/ajum.12347. PubMed PMID:37701767 PubMed Central PMC10493348.
  5. Sanwal, R, Mintsopoulos, V, Ditmans, M, Lang, A, Latreille, E, Ghaffari, S et al.. Ultrasound-guided transfection of claudin-5 improves lung endothelial barrier function in lung injury without impairing innate immunity. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2023;325 (2):L135-L142. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00107.2023. PubMed PMID:37310768 PubMed Central PMC10393345.
  6. Russotto, V, Lascarrou, JB, Tassistro, E, Parotto, M, Antolini, L, Bauer, P et al.. Efficacy and adverse events profile of videolaryngoscopy in critically ill patients: subanalysis of the INTUBE study. Br J Anaesth. 2023;131 (3):607-616. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2023.04.022. PubMed PMID:37208282 .
  7. Young, A, Imbeault, B, Goffi, A, Zahirieh, A, Kennedy, C, Blum, D et al.. Integrating Point of Care Ultrasound into Nephrology Fellowship Training: Insights from a Pilot Program. POCUS J. 2022;7 (Kidney):5-6. doi: 10.24908/pocus.v7iKidney.14987. PubMed PMID:36896107 PubMed Central PMC9994291.
  8. Piva, S, Pozzi, M, Bellani, G, Peli, E, Gitti, N, Lucchini, A et al.. Long-term physical impairments in survivors of COVID-19-associated ARDS compared with classic ARDS: A two-center study. J Crit Care. 2023;76 :154285. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2023.154285. PubMed PMID:36889040 .
  9. Debebe, F, Goffi, A, Haile, T, Alferid, F, Estifanos, H, Adhikari, NKJ et al.. Predictors of ICU Mortality among Mechanically Ventilated Patients: An Inception Cohort Study from a Tertiary Care Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Crit Care Res Pract. 2022;2022 :7797328. doi: 10.1155/2022/7797328. PubMed PMID:36533249 PubMed Central PMC9754825.
  10. Douflé, G, Teijeiro-Paradis, R, Morales-Castro, D, Urner, M, Goffi, A, Dragoi, L et al.. Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A Case Series of Potential Pitfalls. CASE (Phila). 2022;6 (6):284-292. doi: 10.1016/j.case.2022.05.002. PubMed PMID:36036054 PubMed Central PMC9399537.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada