Faculty of Medicine

Technology Application Unit
Intensive Care Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto

University of Toronto



    Stephen E. Lapinsky  MB BCh, MSc, FCP(SA), FRCP(C)


Lapinsky JPG

Mount Sinai Hospital Suite 18-214

600 University Ave

Toronto ON

M5G 1X5


Tel: 416.586.4800 x3211

E-mail: stephen.lapinsky@utoronto.ca


University Appointment:

  • Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto


Hospital Appointments:

  • Site Director, Intensive Care Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Associate Staff, University Health Network


Clinical activities:

Critical care

General Respirology

Respiratory diseases and critical care in pregnancy


Research interests:

Technology Application in Critical care

Critical care management of the pregnant patient

Mechanical ventilation in acute lung injury

Continuous renal replacement therapy



Recent publications:

PubMed Search

Recent Book Chapters

1.        Lapinsky SE. Critical Care Medicine in Pregnancy. In: Critical Care Medicine (3rd edition), Parillo & Dellinger (Eds). Mosby, Philadelphia, 2008.

2.        Lapinsky SE. Pulmonary manifestations of systemic conditions: Pregnancy, In: Albert, Spiro and Jett (eds), Clinical Respiratory Medicine, 3rd Ed, Mosby, Philadelphia, 2008.

3.        Christian MD, Stewart TE, Lapinsky SE. Critical Care Pandemic Preparedness Primer. In: 2007 Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. J.L. Vincet (Ed), Springer, pp 999-1010, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg-New York, 2007.

4.        Lapinsky SE. Care of the critically ill pregnant patient. In: Parsons & Wiener-Kronish (eds), Critical Care Secrets 4th Ed, Hanley and Belfus Inc, Philadelphia, 2007.

5.        Christian MD, Stewart TE, Lapinsky SE. Critical Care and biological disasters: Lessons learned from SARS and pandemic influenza planning. In: Recent Advances in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Cashman and Grounds (Eds), Cambridge University press, 2007.

6.        Lapinsky SE, Slutsky AS. Ventilation, Mechanical: Positive pressure ventilation. In: Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine, Laurent GL, Shapiro SD (Eds) Elsevier, Oxford, 2006

7.        Lapinsky SE. Pregnancy-related critical care. In: Clinical Critical Care Medicine, Albert R, Ranieri M, Takkala J, Torres A, Slutsky AS (Eds). Mosby, Philadelphia, 2006.

8.     Lapinsky SE, Slutsky AS. Ventilator Management. In: Wachter RM, Goldman L, Hollander H (eds) Hospital Medicine, 2nd ed, Lippincott Williams and Wilkens, 2005

9.     Rizk N, Lapinsky SE. The lungs in obstetric and gynaecologic disease. In: Murray and Nadel, Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 4th Ed, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2005