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Dr. Ilana Sebbag

Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Sebbag completed her MD (2004) and Residency in Anesthesiology (2009) at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), where she subsequently worked as a staff anesthesiologist for 3 years, as well as an official instructor for the AHA ACLS courses. In 2005, she served as a military physician (2nd Lieautenant) at the Brazilian Air Force. From 2012-2014, she came to Canada, specifically the University of British Columbia, in order to complete a fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesia and in General with a focus in Regional Anesthesia. She joins us after spending 2 years as a fellow in our department at Victoria Hospital.

Ilana has several national and international anesthesia meetings’ presentations, as well as multiple peer-reviewed publications. In 2015, one of her studies gained media attention, when she gave an interview to the local news channel CTV. 
Dr. Sebbag is a member of the Canadian Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Working Group, having authored the anesthesia chapters for the SOGC Guidelines on the Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (2014) and the FIGO Textbook of Pregnancy Hypertension - an evidence-based guide to monitoring, prevention and management (to be published in 2016).

Her current areas of research include:

  1. Neuraxial acoustic window changes according to body position and use of positioning devices
  2. Regional Anesthesia techniques applied to obstetrics
  3. Methods to predict correct epidural needle placement

Recent Publications

Sebbag I, Qasem F, Dhir S. Ultrasound guided quadratus lumborum block for analgesia after cesarean delivery: case series. Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2017 Apr 14 [Epub ahead of Print].

Sebbag I, Qasem F, Armstrong K, Jones PM, Singh S. Waveform analysis for lumbar epidural needle placement in labour. Anaesthesia. 2016 Aug;71(8):984-5. 

Aarvold ABR, Wiggins J, Sebbag I, Kintu A, Mung'ayi V, Douglas J. Chapter 10: Anaesthesia [p.185-213]. In: Magee LA, von Dadelszen P, Stones W, Mathai M, editors. The FIGO Textbook of Pregnancy Hypertension: An evidence-based guide to monitoring, prevention and management. London; The Global Library of Women's Medicine, 2016

Sebbag I, Massey SR, Albert AYK, Dube A, Gunka V, Douglas MJ. A Prospective Observational Comparison Between Arm And Wrist Blood Pressure During Elective Cesarean Delivery. Anesth Analg 2015; 121(3): 767-75

Magee LA, Audibert F, Bujold E, Côté AM, Douglas MJ, Eastabrook G, Firoz T, Gibson P, Gruslin A, Hutcheon J, Koren G, Lange I, Leduc L, Logan AG, MacDonell KL, Moutquin JM, Sebbag I. The Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2015;29(5):643-57.

Magee LA, Audibert F, Bujold E, Côté AM, Douglas MJ, Eastabrook G, Firoz T, Gibson P, Gruslin A, Hutcheon J, Koren G, Lange I, Leduc L, Logan AG, MacDonell KL, Moutquin JM, Sebbag I. Diagnosis, Evaluation, And Management Of The Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy. Pregnancy Hypertens 2014;4(2):105–145.