Dr. Gordon Boyd

About The Video

No matter how brief, a critical illness can do longterm damage to the body and brain. Dr. Gordon Boyd, a neurologist, intensive care physician and clinician-scientist, is studying brain function, how it correlates with long-term neurological recovery, and how to improve outcomes for those who have suffered from cardiac arrest.

Dr. Boyd’s research is focused on predicting how patients react the first few days after a cardiac incident, and how to create tests to better gauge the level of damage to each individual by understanding how neurons in the brain react to the loss of blood and oxygen during an arrest. By doing so, he hopes to be able to develop processes and treatments in the ICU that have a significant impact on patient recovery.