Brodie Nolan




Dr. Nolan is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital and a transport medicine physician for Ornge. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology and health care research where he focused on identifying delays during interfacility transfer of injured patients transported by air ambulance.

Dr. Nolan’s research interests are in trauma, prehospital care and patient safety. His work focuses on improving timely access to trauma care for injured patients in Ontario and the role of the provincial air ambulance system. He is the principal investigator of a study on the Trauma Black Box, an advanced data capture and analysis platform that identifies safety threats and resilience supports in the trauma bay.

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Recent Publications

  1. von Vopelius-Feldt, J, Peddle, M, Lockwood, J, Mal, S, Sawadsky, B, Diamond, W et al.. The effect of a multi-faceted quality improvement program on paramedic intubation success in the critical care transport environment: a before-and-after study. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2023;31 (1):9. doi: 10.1186/s13049-023-01074-0. PubMed PMID:36814266 PubMed Central PMC9945597.
  2. Larsen, K, Nolan, B, Gomez, D. A system in crisis: exploring how recent emergency department closures influence potential access to emergency care in Ontario. CJEM. 2023;25 (3):218-223. doi: 10.1007/s43678-023-00460-y. PubMed PMID:36719622 PubMed Central PMC9888742.
  3. Greene, A, Trojanowski, J, Shih, AW, Evans, R, Chang, E, Nahirniak, S et al.. A descriptive analysis of the Canadian prehospital and transport transfusion (CAN-PATT) network. Resusc Plus. 2023;13 :100357. doi: 10.1016/j.resplu.2022.100357. PubMed PMID:36691447 PubMed Central PMC9860513.
  4. Nantais, J, Larsen, K, Skelhorne-Gross, G, Beckett, A, Nolan, B, Gomez, D et al.. Potential Access to Emergency General Surgical Care in Ontario. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19 (21):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph192113730. PubMed PMID:36360609 PubMed Central PMC9653868.
  5. Zhang, T, Baumber, B, Smith, JA, Longeway, M, Lewell, M, Sawadsky, B et al.. Canceled Air Ambulance Trauma Scene Calls: A Prospective Observational Study of Causes and Outcomes of Trauma Auto-launch Cancellations. Air Med J. 2022;41 (5):435-441. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2022.07.004. PubMed PMID:36153139 .
  6. Yin, G, Radulovic, N, O'Neill, M, Lightfoot, D, Nolan, B. Predictors of Transfusion in Trauma and Their Utility in the Prehospital Environment: A Scoping Review. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2022; :1-11. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2022.2120935. PubMed PMID:36066217 .
  7. Zhang, T, Nikouline, A, Lightfoot, D, Nolan, B. Machine Learning in the Prediction of Trauma Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Ann Emerg Med. 2022;80 (5):440-455. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.05.011. PubMed PMID:35842343 .
  8. Baletic, N, Riggs, J, Lebovic, G, Petrosoniak, A, Dumas, RP, Nolan, B et al.. Introducing the Safety Threats and Adverse events in Trauma (STAT) taxonomy: standardized classification system for evaluating safety during trauma resuscitation. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022;48 (6):4775-4781. doi: 10.1007/s00068-022-02007-9. PubMed PMID:35670817 .
  9. Stevenson, C, Bhangu, A, Jung, JJ, MacDonald, A, Nolan, B. The development and measurement properties of the trauma NOn-TECHnical skills (T-NOTECHS) scale: A scoping review. Am J Surg. 2022;224 (4):1115-1125. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.05.027. PubMed PMID:35659768 .
  10. Shachar, E, O'Neil, E, McGowan, M, Nolan, B. Lack of helipad infrastructure impedes timely access to care. CJEM. 2022;24 (5):556-557. doi: 10.1007/s43678-022-00304-1. PubMed PMID:35352325 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Transport Medicine Physician, Ornge
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto