Anne-Marie Guerguerian

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Anne-Marie Guerguerian received her MD in 1993 from the Université de Montréal and followed up with a specialization in Paediatrics. In 1998, she undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She attended Johns Hopkins University in 2002, completing another Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation. Guerguerian is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, has certification with Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatrics & Pediatric Critical Care Sub-Specialist. In 2002 Guerguerian served as an instructor in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and in 2003 became an Assistant Professor. She joined SickKids in 2004. Her program of research aims to bridge the gap that lies between neuroprotective research in animal models and clinical trials in the developing brain of critically ill children. Particular research projects involve the development and implementation of methods that allow the measurement of cerebral physiologic and neurochemical changes occurring after injury. This research will allow better understanding of how therapies can be adapted to target the developing brain to improve early and longer-term outcomes after acquired brain injury.

Saptharishi (Rishi) Lalgudi

Pediatric Neurocritical Care Staff - Children's Hospital (London Health Sciences Center)

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Dr. Saptharishi Lalgudi completed his medical school degree (MBBS) at JIPMER, Puducherry, India where he received more than 20 endowment awards and was the best outgoing graduate of his class. He went on to pursue his paediatric residency (MD) and paediatric critical care fellowship (DM) at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, one of Asia’s largest tertiary care pediatric hospitals. Subsequently, he moved to Toronto to pursue his passion in neurocritical care. After completing his clinical neurocritical care fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Anne-Marie Guerguerian, he continues to work as a clinical-research fellow in neurocritical care in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. He is an astute clinician with a clear understanding of the physiological processes-at-play, and is keen on improving clinical outcomes in the critically ill paediatric population with neurological problems. Critical care neurophysiology is his primary research interest. He has around 15 publications, including two randomized controlled trials and a novel score development study to his credit. He has won numerous awards and honors for his academic and research excellence. His papers have been cited more than 100 times. He has won the prestigious RESTRACOMP Research Grant and the Center for Brain & Mental Health’s (C-BMH) Integrative Research Training Grant. He won the Best Research Abstract award in the 2017 Annual Brain & Mental Health day for his work on ‘Quantitative EEG use by critical care providers’. With ample support from the Guerguerian lab team-members, he is currently working on utilizing neurophysiological signals to identify brain injury in real-time in critically ill children. He is focused on building his career as a Clinician-Scientist in Neurocritical care at one of the academic, tertiary-care pediatric ICUs in Canada.

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Geraldine Goco

Clinical Research
Project Manager

Geraldine Goco is a nurse with a BA Hons. in psychology.  Prior to joining the Guerguerian lab, she worked on large-scale study investigating the effectiveness of math instruction in elementary education. Here, she works on the QBIct Research Team. She is passionate about her work as it combines her interests and experience in research and paediatric health care. When she’s not working on these projects, she is planning her next travel adventure and visiting new cafés, in search of the perfect cup of coffee.

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Judy Van Huyse

Research Manager
Critical Care Medicine

Judy Van Huyse has been a registered nurse in the critical care unit for 26 years and for the past seven years has been involved in many research projects in critical care. In the past year she has taken on the role of research manager for critical care. She is currently overseeing all the research projects and personnel for the critical care unit and is the Paediatric Executive Representative for the Canadian Critical Care Research Group within the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG). She loves music, the cottage and being with family.

Past Members

Bachelor’s Equivalent: 2010-2011
Master’s Equivalent: 2011-2013
Present: Graduate Student

Master’s Equivalent: 2005-2008
Post-Doctorate: 2014-2015
Present: Psychologist

Clinical Engineering Master’s Internship: May 2015-August 2015
Present: Engineer

Clinical Engineering Master’s Internship: May 2015-August 2015
Present: Engineer

Clinical Engineering Master’s Internship: May 2015 – December 2015
Present: Graduate Student

Master’s Thesis: 2013-2015
Present: Clinical Engineer

Master’s Thesis: 2012-2013
Present: Engineer

Master’s Thesis: 2011-2013
Present: Graduate Student

Master’s Thesis: 2011-2013
Present: Engineer

Clinical Engineering Master’s Internship: May 2012 – August 2012
Present: Engineer

Master’s Thesis: 2010-2011
Present: Graduate Student

Doctorate: 2012-2015
Present: Scientist

Doctorate: 2009-2012
Present: Engineer

Post-Doctorate: 2014-2015
Present: Assistant Professor

Post-Doctorate: 2013-2014
Present: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Post-Doctorate: 2013-2015
Present: Assistant Professor

Post-Doctorate: 2012-2015
Present: Assistant Professor

Post-Doctorate: 2011-2012
Present: Assistant Professor

Post-Doctorate: 2008-2009
Present: Assistant Professor

Position: 2015 – 2017
Present: Professor

Post-Doctorate: 2013-2016
Present Position: Medical Student

Clinical Engineering Internship: 2016-2017
Present Position: Research Assistant

Summer Research Student: 2017
Present Position: Medical Student

Clinical Engineering Internship: 2017
Present: Clinical Engineering Masters Student

Clinical Engineering Internship: 2017
Present: Clinical Engineering Masters Student

Clinical Engineering Internship: 2017
Present: Clinical Engineering Masters Student

Clinical Engineering Internship: 2017
Present: Clinical Engineering Masters Student

Research Assistant: 2011-2018
Present: Clinical Research Assistant

PhD Graduate Student: 2011-2018
Present:

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator: 2016-2019

Present: Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

MD, MBBS, MRCPCH

Masters: 2018

Present: Faculty, NICU, Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto)

Administrative Assistant

Clinical Engineering Masters Internship: 2018-2019

Present: Medical Student

Research Assistant: 2016-2018

MScBMC, Masters in biomedical communication

Present:  Medical Illustrator, BioRender

Senior Data Analyst

Masters Student, Research Assistant

RN MSc

Present: Clinical Research Project Coordinator