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Dr. Ian McConachie


Dr. Ian McConachie

Associate Professor




Dr. Ian McConachie attended Aberdeen University Medical School in Scotland and trained in Anesthesia at the University of Manchester in England. He was a Consultant in both Anesthesia and Critical Care in England before being appointed to an Associate Professor at Western University in 2006.

Since his appointment, his roles have included Site Chief at SJHC, Chair of the Ambulatory Section of the Canadian Anesthesia Society and President of the SJHC Professional Staff Organization (including roles with the Hospital Board and the joint MAC).

Dr. McConachie’s clinical and academic interests include Obstetric Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, and Acute Pain.

Recent Publications

McConachie I, Vedagiri Sai R. What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia and Analgesia. In: Raminder Sehgal AT, editor. Yearbook of Anesthesiology-8. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2019. Available from:

Leeper T, Brown L, McConachie I. Pulse Oximetry, Co-oximetry, and Other Newer Technologies. In: Trikha A, Singh PM, editors. Monitoring in Anesthesia and Critical Care. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2018.

Chong MA, Wang Y, Berbenetz NM, McConachie I. Does Goal-Directed Haemodynamic and Fluid Therapy Improve Peri-Operative Outcomes?: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jan 23. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000000778. [Epub ahead of print]

Ni L, Elsaharty A, McConachie I. Cesarean birth - What's in a name? Int J Obstet Anesth. 2017 Sep 28.[Epub ahead of print]

Elsaharty A, McConachie I. Skin to skin: A modern approach to caesarean delivery. J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care 2017;7:13-9

Fisher K, Qasem F, Armstrong P, McConachie IAnesthetic considerations in a parturient with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016 Aug;27:81-4.

Fuller J, Granton J, McConachie I, editors. Handbook of ICU Therapy, 3rd Ed. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; 2015.

McConachie I, editor. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient, 3rd Ed. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; 2014.

McConachie I. Anesthesia: what to expect when you go under. In: Canadian Urological Association. The Consumer’s Handbook of Urological Health. Quebec, Canada; Canadian Urological Association; 2013.

Kolesnichenko P, McConachie I. Spinal or general anesthetic for cesarean section. Which is safer? CPD Anaesthesia. 2012;13:10-15.

McConachie I, editor. Controversies in Obstetric Anesthesia and Analgesia. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; 2012.