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Chair’s Message

Dr. Homer Yang, Chair and Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative MedicineWelcome to the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine!

Our Vision is (1) to provide patient centered care and (2) to advance perioperative efficiency and safety.

To achieve our vision there are five pillars within the Department: clinical care; medical education; research; quality assurance / patient safety; and wellness. Embedded across the pillars are simulation and continuous professional development. Within these pillars, there is an emphasis on perioperative medicine research and perioperative echocardiography.

London, nicknamed the Forest City, with its abundance of rivers and parks, is the main referral hub for the Erie-St Claire LHIN and the Southwest LHIN. As a result, from obstetrical anesthesia to liver transplant anesthesia to complex cardiac anesthesia, our Department provides a full range of tertiary to quaternary anesthesia practice. In these days of the national opioid crisis, our Acute Pain Service in conjunction with our Chronic Pain Clinics and Home Regional Program plays a pivotal role in managing acute as well as acute on chronic postoperative pain. As a Department with emphasis on both Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, we have a long tradition of collaborations and multi-disciplinary perioperative medicine. Over the next few years, through those collaborations, our Department will place a strong emphasis on Post-op Home Monitoring for earlier and safe discharge, and on perioperative echocardiography, covering the full gamut of POCUS, the “new stethoscope” of perioperative physicians, to Trans-thoracic echocardiography, to Transesophageal echocardiography.

Again, welcome to our Department, and I hope you will enjoy the browsing experience of our website!

 

Homer Yang MD CCFP FRCPC CCPE
Chair, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Western University
Chief, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
London Health Sciences Centre
Chief, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
St Joseph’s Health Care London