About Us

The Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, consists of 89 faculty, 46 residents and 20 clinical fellows are committed to patient-centered quality care.

Our Department provides clinical service to over 40 operating rooms daily (37,000 surgical procedures per annum) at both London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) University Hopsital and Victoria Hospital, and St. Joseph's Health Care London.

We also provide the spectrum of medical care from conducting preoperative anesthesia assessment to performing the most advanced life-supporting techniques in all perioperative settings such as ambulatory surgery, subspecialty surgery, obstetric, pediatric care, out-of-OR interventional procedures, acute and chronic pain management, blood conservation management, post-anesthetic care unit, cardiac surgery recovery unit and intensive care units. 

In particular, the CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) research and training centre at the LHSC, Western University is a national centre of excellence for advanced surgical training and research in minimally invasive surgery procedures such as cardiac, thoracic, urology, general and fetus surgery.

This provides an excellent training facility and program for anesthesia in the latest and most advanced minimally invasive surgery management. The Department provides teaching and training to undergraduate and postgraduate trainees in anesthesia and allied health care fields both at Western University and Out-Reach Community Program. The Department is well known for its clinical and research excellence in cardiac anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, transplantation, critical care, and pain medicine.

The Department has been attracting clinical/research fellows and visiting scholars from around the world (Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany, Singapore, Korea, China, Columbia, Saudi Arabia) for training in anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

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