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Dr. Daniel Bainbridge

Associate Professor
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia


Dr. Daniel Bainbridge completed both medical school and an anesthesiology residency program at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He followed this with a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Following this, he started working at the London Health Sciences Centre, and was appointed as the Director of Perioperative TEE.Over the last 10 years, Dr. Bainbridge has held many positions including Coordinator of the Cardiac Fellowship Program and Coordinator of the City-Wide Fellowship program.Currently Dr. Bainbridge is Director of Cardiac Anesthesia program at the LHSC.

Current Research

  • Optimal port placement in Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Virtual Reality Needle tracking for interventions
  • Evidence based Perioperative Outcomes Research
  • Robotic/Minimally invasive Cardiac Surgery, Optimal Strategies
  • Ultrasound imaging in cardiac surgery
  • Ultrasound/Virtual reality guidance during beating heart endocardial procedures.


In 2011, Dr. Daniel Bainbridge received the CAS/GE Healthcare Canada Research Award in Perioperative Imaging.

Sponsored by GE Healthcare Canada, this award is for projects in the field of perioperative imaging related to anesthesia and/or critical care.

Dr. Bainbridge received this research award for his randomized trial: Virtual reality with ultrasound guidance versus ultrasound guidance alone for central line insertion.

Recent Publications

  • 2016

  • 2015


Jones PM, Bainbridge D, Chu MW, Fernandes PS, Fox SA, Iglesias I, Kiaii B, Lavi R, Murkin JM. Comparison of isoflurane and sevoflurane in cardiac surgery: A randomized non-inferiority comparative effectiveness trial. Can J Anesth. 2016 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Jasudavisius A, Arellano R, Martin J, McConnell B, Bainbridge D. A systematic review of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography in non-cardiac surgery: implications for point-of-care ultrasound education in the operating room. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Apr;63(4):480-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Bainbridge D, Cheng DC. Early extubation and fast-track management of off-pump cardiac patients in the intensive care unit. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Jun;19(2):163-8. 

Nakamura Y, Bainbridge DT, Kiaii B. Peripheral thrombosis and necrosis after minimally invasive redo mitral valve replacement due to unknown etiology: Difficult diagnosis of heparin induced thrombocytopenia. Case Rep Vasc Med. 2015;383104. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Tam DY, Jones PM, Kiaii B, Diamantouros P, Teefy P, Bainbridge D, Cleland A, Fernandes P, Chu MW. Salvaging catastrophe in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: rehearsal, preassigned roles, and emergency preparedness. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]

McLeod AJ, Currie ME, Moore JT, Bainbridge D, Kiaii BB, Chu MW, Peters TM. Phantom study of an ultrasound guidance system for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2014 Dec 15. pii: S0895-6111(14)00190-6.

Tutschka MP, Bainbridge D, Chu MW, Kiaii B, Jones PM. Unilateral postoperative pulmonary edema after minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures: a case-control study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Bainbridge DT, Chu MW, Kiaii B, Cleland A, Murkin J. Percutaneous superior vena cava drainage during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: a randomized, crossover study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Nov. [Epub ahead of print] 

Lavi S, Bainbridge D, D'Alfonso S, Diamantouros P, Syed J, Jablonsky G, Lavi R. Sevoflurane in acute myocardial infarction: a pilot randomized study. Am Heart J. 2014 Nov;168(5):776-83.

Bainbridge D, Cheng D. Perioperative mortality and cardiac arrest [Chapter 2]. In: McConachie I, editor. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient, 3rd Ed. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; c2014.

Camuglia AC, Syed J, Garg P, Kiaii B, Chu MW, Jones PM, Bainbridge D, Teefy P. Invasively assessed coronary flow dynamics improve following relief of aortic stenosis with transcatheter aortic valve implantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 6;63(17):1808-9.

Lavi S, Jolly SS, Bainbridge D, Manji F, Randhawa V, Lavi R. Sedation, analgesia, and anaesthesia variability in laboratory-based cardiac procedures: an international survey. Can J Cardiol. 2014 Jun;30(6):627-33.

Tarola C, Kiaii B, Teefy P, Diamantorous P, Bainbridge D, Jones PM, Iglesias I, Chu MW. Transventricular crushing and extrication of embolized transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis. Can J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Nakamura Y, Teefy P, Kiaii B, Syed J, Jones PM, Bainbridge D, Wisenberg G, Chu MW. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a patient with severe aortic insufficiency and minimal aortic annular calcification. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Sep;29(9):1138.e9-1138.e11.

Moore JT, Chu MW, Kiaii B, Bainbridge D, Guiraudon G, et al. A navigation platform for guidance of beating heart transapical mitral valve repair. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr;60(4):1034-40.

Lang P, Chu M, Bainbridge D, Guiraudon G, Jones D, Peters T. Surface-based CT-TEE registration of the aortic root. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Bainbridge D, Martin J, Arango M, Cheng D. Anaesthetic-related mortality in sub-Saharan Africa - Author's reply. Lancet. 2013 Jan;381:199-200.

Prapaitrakool S, Bainbridge DT, Lavi R. Anesthesia management for ablation therapy in post heart transplant arrhythmia. OJA. 2013;3(8):349-52.

Bainbridge D, Martin J, Arango M, Cheng D; Evidence-based Peri-operative Clinical Outcomes Research (EPiCOR) Group. Perioperative and anaesthetic-related mortality in developed and developing countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2012 Sep 22;380(9847):1075-81.

Chu MW, Moore J, Peters T, Bainbridge D, McCarty D, Guiraudon GM, et al. Augmented reality image guidance improves navigation for beating heart mitral valve repair. Innovations (Phila). 2012 Jul-Aug;7(4):274-81.

Guiraudon GM, Jones DL, Bainbridge D, Cohen L, Lecompte Y, Hidden-Lucet F, et al. Hybrid access to atria via the Guiraudon Universal Cardiac Introducer for arrhythmia ablation after total cavopulmonary derivation. Innovations (Phila). 2012 May-Jun;7(3):217-22.

Adams C, Bainbridge D, Goela A, Ross I, Kiaii B. Assessing the immediate and sustained effectiveness of circular epicardial surgical ligation of the left atrial appendage. J Card Surg. 2012 Mar;27(2):270-3.

Lang P, Seslija P, Chu MW, Bainbridge D, Guiraudon GM, Jones DL, Peters TM. US-fluoroscopy registration for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 May;59(5):1444-53.

Cho DS, Linte C, Chen EC, Bainbridge D, Wedlake C, Moore J, et al. Predicting target vessel location on robot-assisted coronary artery bypass graft using CT to ultrasound registration. Med Phys. 2012 Mar;39(3):1579-87.