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Dr. Jennifer Vergel de Dios

DeDios_JenniferVergel-1-2.jpegAssistant Professor

Awards and Honours

2018 Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificiate of Merit Award


After finishing medical school at the University of Toronto, Dr. Vergel De Dios completed her anesthesia residency at Western followed with a MEDICI Global Health fellowship with her studies focusing on global maternal mortality.

As a senior resident Dr. Vergel De Dios volunteered with the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society International Education Foundation by teaching anesthesia residents in Rwanda and completed an internship at the World Health Organization headquarters in their Essential and Emergency Surgery program.

She is currently completing post-graduate studies in health economics at the University of York in the UK and looks forward to creating the Global Anesthesia program in the department.

Recent Publications

Vergel de Dios J, Bainbridge D. Systematizing Safety in the Low-Resource Operating Theater. Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2017; 7(1): 37-41.

Vergel de Dios J, Hanneman K, Friedman SM. Patients who are discharged from the ED with referral to outpatient specialty clinics, but do not complete the referral: demographics, reasons for nonattendance, and barriers to care. Can J Emerg Med. 2008;10(3):265.

Vergel de Dios  J, Varughese T, Taneja R. The patient with sepsis. In: Fuller J, Granton J, McConachie I, editors. Handbook of ICU Therapy. London: Cambridge University Press; 2015. p. 334-47.

Vergel de Dios J, McConachie I. Postoperative deterioration. In: McConachie I, editor. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient. London: Cambridge University Press; 2014. p. 231-44.