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Barto Nascimento

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H1 71
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-5850
Fax: 416-488-5851

Administrative Assistant: Antonella Iannaccio-Pesce
Phone: 416-480-5850


  • MD, 1998, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Residency, 2001, general surgery, Getúlio Vargas Hospital, Brazil
  • Fellowship, 2006, trauma, Sunnybrook, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2008, adult critical care medicine, Sunnybrook, U of T, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2010, transfusion medicine, Sunnybrook, U of T, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2011, critical care medicine, rapid response team, Sunnybrook, U of T, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2012, clinical epidemiology, U of T, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Resuscitation and coagulopathy in critically injured patients
  • Quality improvement in trauma care

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Nascimento's research is in clinical transfusion medicine, hemostasis and quality of care of bleeding patients during the initial resuscitation phase.

Dr. Nascimento is the inaugural Chair of the Canadian Resuscitation Outcome Consortium (CanROC) Trauma Committee. He is a trialist with particular interest in patient safety and quality improvement during acute resuscitation in the prehospital and in-hospital settings.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Nascimento B, Callum J, Tien H, Peng H, Rizoli S, Karanicolas P, Alam A, Xiong W, Selby R, Garzon AM, Colavecchia C, Howald R, Nathens A, Beckett A. Fibrinogen in the initial resuscitation of severe trauma (FiiRST): a randomized feasibility trial. Br J Anaesth. 2016 Dec;117(6):775–82.
  2. . Grottke O, Fries D, Nascimento B. Perioperatively acquired disorders of coagulation. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015 Apr;28(2):113–22.
  3. Nascimento B, Callum J, Tien H, Rubenfeld G, Pinto R, Lin Y, Rizoli S. Effect of a fixed-ratio (1:1:1) transfusion protocol versus laboratory-results-guided transfusion in patients with severe trauma: a randomized feasibility trial. CMAJ. 2013 Sept. 3;185(12):E583–9.
  4. Nascimento B, Rizoli S, Rubenfeld G, Lin Y, Callum J, Tien HC. Design and preliminary results of a pilot randomized controlled trial on a 1:1:1 transfusion strategy: the trauma formula-driven versus laboratory-guided study. J Trauma. 2011 Nov;71(5 Suppl 1): S418–26.
  5. Nascimento B, Rizoli S, Rubenfeld G, Fukushima R, Ahmed N, Nathens A, Lin Y, Callum J. Cryoprecipitate transfusion: assessing appropriateness and dosing in trauma. Transfus Med. 2011 Dec;21(6):394–401.

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