Announcement: Dr. Homer Yang appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
We are pleased to announce Dr. Homer Yang has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and its teaching Hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2023, conditional upon hospital board approval
Dr. Yang studied Computer Sciences at McMaster University prior to his medical studies at the University of Toronto, receiving his MD from University of Toronto in 1980. He went on to complete residency in Family Medicine, in Anesthesia, and a research fellowship at McMaster University. He was a Professor of Anesthesia at McMaster University prior to his appointment as Chair and Head of Anesthesia at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital.
Dr. Yang has been the Residency Program Director at Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University from 1989-1995; Chair of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society’s Committee of Technology from 1994-1998; Chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University from 1998-2002; Founding and Inaugural Chair of the Perioperative Medicine Section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society from 2002-2005; Chair of Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine from 2003-2013; and Chair of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society’s Allied Health Committee from 2012-2015. He has been a member of numerous committees at McMaster University and University of Ottawa. He has been the Director of Professionalism at University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Yang’s research interests lie in the areas of perioperative medicine and cardiovascular disease, and include the prevention of perioperative myocardial infarctions, use of wireless remote postoperative ECG monitoring for prevention of perioperative cardiovascular complications, facilitating early discharge after surgery, postoperative home monitoring after early discharge, postoperative cardiac complications, perioperative echocardiography in non-cardiac surgery, and perioperative beta blockers in non-cardiac surgery patients. He has published numerous articles in these fields.
Dr. Yang is the recipient of numerous honours and awards including being elected the Best Clinical Teacher by Anesthesia Residents at McMaster University from 1987-1990, and 1992and 1993; the RA Gordon Award from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society in 1997; Mentor of the Year from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2012; and the Clinical Teacher Award from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society in recognition for exemplary teaching and contributions to Anesthesia education in 2014.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Yang on his appointment.
Dr. Michael J. Strong
Dr. Robin Walker