Ian Drennon


Ian Drennan ACP PhD

Ian is a Paramedic Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He holds an Adjunct Scientist appointment in the Department of Emergency Services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Sunnybrook Research Institute. Ian works as an Advanced Care Paramedic and Paramedic Research Lead with Ornge Air Ambulance, and a Professor in the Health Sciences Department at Georgian College. Ian has a PhD from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital, completing a collaborative program in resuscitation sciences.

His research interests focus on clinical aspects of prehospital medicine including life-threatening conditions such as cardiac arrest, sepsis, and trauma. He has received research funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the University of Toronto, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Ian is the past recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) .

In addition to his PhD work, Ian is the current Chair of the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation (ILCOR) Advanced Life Support (ALS) taskforce and Vice-Chair and Senior Science Editor for the 2025 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

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