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Osama LoubaniBSc, MD, DABEM, FRCPC

Assistant professor

Department of Critical Care , Department of Emergency Medicine

Email: oloubani@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-3486
Mailing Address: 
Suite 377, Bethune Bldg, 1276 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9
Research Topics:
  • Vasopressors
  • Systematic reviews
  • Research
  • Emergency medicine



  • Critical Care FRCPC (Dalhousie University)
  • Emergency Medicine Residency (Dalhousie University)
  • MD (Dalhousie University)
  • BSc (Dalhousie University)

Professional Activities

  • Research Chair, Critical Care
  • Co-Chair, Provincial Research Ethics Board Committee, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Professional interests

Dr. Loubani specializes in emergency and critical care medicine. He has held an academic appointment at the QEII Health Science Centre/Dalhousie University since 2013.

Research interests

Dr. Loubani’s research focuses on the safety of peripheral administration of vasopressor medications.

Selected publications

  • Loubani O, Green RS. A systematic review of extravasation and local tissue injury from administration of vasopressors through peripheral intravenous catheters and central venous catheters. J Crit Care. 2015 Jan 22. pii: S0883-9441(15)00033-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.01.014. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Woo MY, Taylor M, Loubani, O, Bowra J, Atkinson P. My patient has got abdominal pain: identifying biliary problems. Ultrasound. 2014 22(4), 223-228.
  • Loubani O, Bowra J, Smith A, Talbot JA, Jarman B,  Atkinson P. My patient is short of breath: is there pleural fluid, and will PoCUS help drain it safely?. Ultrasound 2013;  21(2), 88-92.
  • Bui TV, Akay T, Loubani O, Hnasko TS, Jessell TM, Brownstone RM. Circuits for grasping: spinal dI3 interneurons mediate cutaneous control of motor behavior. Neuron. 2013 Apr 10;78(1):191-204
  • Atkinson P, Milne J, Loubani O, Verheul G. The V-line: a sonographic aid for the confirmation of pleural fluid. Crit Ultrasound J. 2012 Aug 24;4(1):19.