Funding for our research initiatives continues to increase, with grants awarded from the following:

  • The Canadian Institute of Health Research
  • The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • The Canadian Anesthesia Society
  • The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
  • The Ministry of Health
  • The Ministry of Research and Innovation
  • The University of Toronto
  • MSH-UHN AMO Innovation Fund
  • The US Department of Defense

Published Topics

Our peer-reviewed publications cover a broad range of subjects including:

  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Drug prophylaxis of acute perioperative myocardial infarction (MI), including beta blockers, alpha agonists, aspirin, epidural anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and ischemic pre conditioning
  • Preoperative predictors of MI, with studies assessing preoperative testing (EKG, 2D echo, CT angiography)
  • Respiration and airway management, with studies assessing the effect of one lung ventilation and techniques of airway management
  • Pain management, including the relationship between pain and post-operative functional outcomes, the effect of depression and anxiety on post-operative pain, and the quality of analgesia and the occurrence of chronic pain
  • Post-operative cognitive impairment, including the effect of depression and anxiety on POCD
  • The effects of anemia and the intersection of anemia with perioperative beta blockers.
  • Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT), including the effect of GDFT on important surgical outcomes, and other GDFT projects related to the morbid outcomes associated with increased strong ion differences post-operatively. 

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