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Sunnybrook Research Institute
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H1 71
- B.A., 1989, biochemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
- MD, 1992, McMaster University, Canada
- MSc, 2007, clinical epidemiology, University of Toronto, Canada
Appointments and Affiliations:
- Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
- Medical director, Tory Regional Trauma Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Assistant professor, department of surgery, faculty of medicine, U of T
- Colonel, Canadian Forces Health Services
- Major Frederick Banting Chair in Military Trauma Research
- Health services
- Combat trauma care and war surgery
- Coagulopathy and bleeding
- Time-to-treatment and outcomes
The focus of Dr. Tien's clinical and research work has been on improving care delivered to injured soldiers on the battlefield. He leads the Canadian Forces research and clinical groups in trauma research. His group is conducting research in treating trauma-associated coagulopathy. As well, his group is trying to improve how trauma care can be better delivered to frontline soldiers who are injured in combat. He collaborates with military trauma researchers from around the world.
See current publications list at PubMed.
- Pannell D, Brisebois R, Talbot M, Trottier V, Clement J, Garraway N, McAlister V, Tien HC. Causes of death in Canadian Forces members deployed to Afghanistan and implications on tactical combat casualty care provision. J Trauma. 2011 Nov;71(5 Suppl 1):S401–7.
- Tien HC, Jung V, Pinto R, Mainprize T, Scales DC, Rizoli SB. Reducing time-to-treatment decreases mortality of trauma patients with acute subdural hematoma. Ann Surg. 2011 Jun;253(6):1178–83.
- Tien HC, Farrell R, Macdonald J. Preparing Canadian military surgeons for Afghanistan. CMAJ. 2006;175(11):1365–66. Tien HC, Jung V, Rizoli SB, Acharya SV, Macdonald JC. An evaluation of tactical combat casualty care interventions in a combat environment. J Am Coli Surg. 2008;207(2):174–78.
- Tien HC, Acharya SV, Redelmeier DA. Preventing deaths in the Canadian military. Am J Prev Med. 2010;38(3):331–9.
Related News and Stories:
- Code Orange: how Sunnybrook handled the mass shooting (The Toronto Star, July 17, 2012)
- Military research chair awarded (July 4, 2012)
- Afghan war doctor to receive Frederick Banting Term Chair (The Ottawa Citizen, June 30, 2012)
- Dr. Homer Tien receives Order of Military Merit (Dec. 5 2011)
- Lieutenant-Colonel named trauma medical director (July 5, 2010)
- Inteview on soldiers bring superbug [Acinetobacter baumannii] back from Kandahar (CTV News, Dec. 2007)
- Interview on Afghan superbug could be threat in Canadian hospitals (CBC Radio, Dec. 2007)
- Interview on mild traumatic brain injury in Canadian soldiers surviving blast injury in Kandahar (CBC Radio, July 2007)
- Interview on treating wounded Canadian soldiers at Sunnybrook (CBC Radio, Feb. 2007)