Tobias WitterMD

Associate professor


Phone: 902-473-3486
Mailing Address: 
Suite 377, Bethune Bldg
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9
Research Topics:
  • Ventilation and ARDS
  • Ultrasonography in intensive care
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Simulation



  • Critical Care (Adult) Fellowship (Helios Klinikum Erfurt, Germany)
  • Preclinical Emergency Medicine (Fellowship) (Helios Klinikum Erfurt, Germany)
  • Anesthesia Residency (Klinikum Ingolstadt, Germany)
  • MD (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Professional appointments

  • Interim Department Head, Critical Care, Dalhousie Univeristy
  • Chief, Critical Care, Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Professional interests

Dr. Witter’s interests lie in ARDS management, hemodynamic monitoring and ultrasound in the critically ill. Dr. Witter is involved in student, resident and fellow education. Aside from developing scenarios to improve basic CRM skills, he is also involved in communication teaching for the ICU fellow and an instructor for the national ACES course.

Research Interests

Since Dr. Witter is a part of the acute pain management group of the Department of Anesthesia, naturally one of his interests is pain management and he recently started to research in the area of pain management and outcomes in the intensive care population.