Dr. Jamie Hutchison is a Clinician Scientist who works as a Staff Physician and Director of Research in the Department of Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Scientist in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. His research focus is neuroprotection in severe brain injuries and his laboratory is focused on mechanisms of neuroinflammation and cell death. He was the lead investigator in the largest multi-center randomized controlled trial of a potential neuroprotective (hypothermia) therapy in children with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2008. Most recently Dr. Hutchison and his collaborators have discovered novel electrophysiologic, molecular and imaging biomarkers of prognosis in multi-centre studies of children with TBI. He is Co-Chair (with Dr. Alexis Turgeon) of the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium and Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group.
Dr. Hutchison has trained and mentored many young researchers and research personnel over the years and continues to take great delight in being roasted by his research team at weekly laboratory meetings. He is currently the principal investigator of “A National Biobank and Database for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (CanTBI)” funded by a Platform Support Grant from Brain Canada with funding partners from Vancouver to Halifax.