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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

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.