Critical Care Faculty

Course Director

Jarrod Mosier, MD

Director, The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care
Associate Fellowship Director - Critical Care Medicine
Co-Medical Director - Adult ECMO Program
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

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Dr. Jarrod Mosier is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine at the University of Arizona. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is clinically active in the ICU, ED, and serves as the co-medical director of the adult ECMO program. Dr. Mosier is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

When it comes to airway management, Mosier finds it helpful to mentally visualize the procedure as you would if you were playing a sport. This allows planning ahead, so you don’t have to make crucial decisions in the heat of the moment. His favorite part about teaching is hearing from past students. For him, hearing that a technique or piece of advice he gave a student ended up saving a life is the most rewarding part of his job.

Mosier enjoys photography, particularly landscape photos. He has a website for his work.

Faculty

Raquel R. Bartz, MD, MMCi

Co-Director, Critical Care Continuing Medical Education
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Peter G. Brindley, MD, FRCPC, FRCP Edin

Associate Director, Intensive Care
Professor, Critical Care Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Dossetor Ethics Centre
Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Attending Physician, General Systems Intensive Care Unit
Attending Physician, NeuroSciences Intensive Care Unit
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Dr. Peter G. Brindley is an Attending Physician and Associate Director in Intensive Care, as well as a Full Professor in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. He has 100 peer reviewed publications and manuscripts, including Airway Management Outside of the Operating Room: How to PREPARE.

Dr. Brindley says that “communication is the most dangerous procedure in the hospital.” Nothing can go right unless everyone is on the same page, working together. Being in constant communication with colleagues is the only way to ensure that everything will go to plan. When teaching students, he sees the key to success is to go beyond basic instruction and procedures, “I really enjoy teaching people to think rather than just ‘do this, don’t do that.’”

Dr. Brindley loves hiking, biking, kayaking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. He also enjoys eating comfort food from his home country, England.

Alan Heffner, MD

Director of Critical Care
Director of ECMO Services
Professor, Carolinas HealthCare System
Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultants
Department of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center
UNC School of Medicine - Charlotte Campus
Director, Medical ICU
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Critical Care
Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC School of Medicine
Charlotte, North Carolina

Orlando Hung, MD

Staff Neuroanesthesiologist
QEII Health Sciences Center
Professor, Department of Anesthesia
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Liane B. Johnson, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Dalhousie University, Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada

J. Adam Law, MD

Director, The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia
Professor, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Surgery
Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine
Attending Neuroanesthesiologist
Associate Head, Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine
QEII Health Sciences Center
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Dr. J. Adam Law received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he is currently the Deputy Head of the Faculty of Medicine: Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine.

Law finds teaching to be a privilege, and loves being challenged by his students, whom he learns from every day. His advice to those learning more about airway management is to seek hands on experience, and to always start with the basics. “Get experience managing normal airways first,” he says. “That way you have a good base to the pyramid when it comes to managing difficult ones.”

When Law has a rare moment of free time, he likes to hike, play tennis, and spend time with family.

Ian R. Morris, BEng, MD, DABA, FRCP (EM), FRCP (Anesthesia), FACEP

Associate Clinical Chief, Department of Anesthesia
QEII Health Sciences Center
Professor
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Dr. Ian Morris is a Full Professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Anaesthesia. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) Specialist in Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine. He has published chapters in Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway.

When it comes to airway management, he finds it is important to pay special attention to the patient. “Always be empathetic to the patient, and never be arrogant or cavalier in patient care,” he says. He also finds its crucial to plan several steps ahead when working with a difficult airway.

In his spare time, Dr. Morris likes to sail, kayak, ski, hike, and partake in other outdoor activities.

Michael F. Murphy, MD, FRCPC (EM), FRCPC (Anes.)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Chief Medical Officer of Anesthesiology and Adult Critical Care
MEDNAX National Medical Group
Sunrise, Florida

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Michael F. Murphy is the Chief Medical Officer of Anesthesiology and Adult Critical Care at MEDNAX National Medical Group. He has designed and implemented EMS systems in eastern Canada and the Caribbean. He has also edited the Manual of Emergency Airway Management (Walls Murphy) and Difficult and Failed Airway Management (Hung Murphy).

Dr. Murphy’s advice to students is to always learn from masters, and focus on people who are truly doing things. He got into teaching so he could expand the impact of his work. “I have always felt I could save more lives by teaching,” he says. He finds the best part of his job to be learning that what he taught ended up saving a life.

“I get a great deal of reward in knowing that I have contributed to the next generation of airway educators, researchers and managers,” he says.

Matteo Parotto, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesia and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine
University of Toronto
Department of Anesthesia & Pain Management
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dr. Matteo Parotto is Staff Anesthesiologist and Intensivist at Toronto General Hospital, as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Interdepartment Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has had the pleasure of working with doctors from around the globe, and is part of the Canadian Airway Focus Group.

Dr. Parotto’s advice to those working in airway management is to never be afraid to ask for help, and always keep up to date with modern practices. One of the moments he found the most educational was as a medical student, when he observed a doctor preparing for the emergence phase from anesthesia. “There was nothing particularly challenging about it, and he must have done this thousands of times in his career,” he said. “And yet, he remained very focused, and approached it quite meticulously. It taught me the respect that we must always have in patient care.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Parotto is likes to play soccer, volleyball, and basketball when he gets the chance.