Bram Rochwerg


Dr. Rochwerg is an intensivist and researcher based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He is an Associate Professor at McMaster University and teaches within the Health Research Methodology program. He serves on the executive for the Canadian Critical Care Society, the Internal Medicine Section at the Society of Critical Care Medicine and The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.

Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Rochwerg’s main focus of research includes resuscitation medicine, ARDS and intravenous fluid use in sepsis. Dr. Rochwerg has gained knowledge and expertise in meta-analysis, network meta-analysis and randomized controlled trials. His other area of focus is clinical practice guideline methodology and he currently works with many international organizations supporting their guideline development projects.


Dr. Rochwerg obtained his BSc at the University of Western Ontario (2004), his medical degree at University of Ottawa (2009), his residency training in internal medicine (2012) and critical care medicine (2014) at McMaster University. Dr. Rochwerg graduated from the Master of Science Health Research Methodology at McMaster University (2015).

Current Research Projects

  • Fluids in Septic Shock RCT
  • Living Network Meta-analysis in COVID-19 treatment
  • Guidelines for COVID-19 treatment with the World Health Organization
  • ARDS Guidelines
  • Critical Illness outside the ICU Guidelines
  • Death Determination Guidelines
  • Non-invasive ventilation via helmet interface pilot RCT
  • Corticosteroids in ARDS RCT
  • Ketamine for sedation in ICU patients research program

Educational and Mentorship Activities

  • Dr. Rochwerg acts as course coordinator, facilitator and tutor for Health Research Methodology postgraduate classes. He also supervises both Masters and PhD students in this program.
  • He is the research lead for the critical care medicine postgraduate medical education program at McMaster where he supervises a number of critical care trainees on their research projects.

Trainee Supervision

  • Dr Rochwerg is considering supervision of Masters/PhD students for the Health Research Methodology Program at McMaster University, and visiting researchers on a case by case basis.