Donald Griesdale

VP of Medicine, Quality & Safety, VCH
Degrees / Designations 

MD MPH FRCPC (Anesthesia) FRCPC (Critical Care)

Mailing Address 
ICU Room 2438, JPPN2 899 West 12th Avenue Vancouver BC


Academic Appointment 
Assistant Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Traumatic Brain Injury
Disorders and Conditions 
Mental Health and Behaviour

Dr. Donald Griesdale is an intensive care physician at Vancouver General Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.  Following his clinical training, he completed his Masters of Public Health in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is an Associate Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiologist and Evaluation with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.  His clinical and academics areas of interest include neurocritical care of patients with traumatic brain injury and hypoxemic ischemic brain injury following cardiac arrest.

Current Projects 

Examining the relationship between hypernatremia and outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.