Dr. Hilda Alfaro

Associate Professor
Program Director, Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship


Dr. Hilda Alfaro received her MD from Pontificia Bolivariana University in Medellin Colombia where she also completed her residency and a cardiovascular anesthesia fellowship.

Dr. Alfaro has been a clinical fellow with the Department since 2013 in cardiac anesthesia. She completed her Master of Professional Education in Curriculum and Pedagogy from Western University in 2017.

Her current research interest is investigating pulmonary vein flow as a useful tool to determine good isolation in one lung ventilation and correlation with arterial blood gases.

Honours and Awards

Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine Teaching Awards: 2018-19 Fellow Teacher of the Year 


Minimally invasive mitral valve replacement in a patient with previous sternotomy aned severe pulmonary hypertension requiring one lung ventilation. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist, 37th Annual Meeting. Washington, U.S.A. April 2015. 

Aortic-bronchial fistula secondary to thoracic aortic aneurysm. Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist. Boston, U.S.A. May 2012. 

Evaulation of results of cardiovascular surgery performed on Cardiovascular Center 2009-2011. IV Latin American Society of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery Congress. Lima, Peru. March 2012. 

Risk factors and morbidity associated with hyperlactatemia after cardiovascular surgery. Colombian Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery. Cali, Colombia. March 2012.