Dr. Achal Dhir

dhirAssociate Professor
Director, Transplant Anesthesia Program

Honours and Awards

2020 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Humanitarian Award

The CAS Honour Awards recognize individuals who have advanced anesthesiology through innovative leadership and excellence. The Humanitarian Award is given in recognition of excellence in global anesthesiology

Recipient of 2013 Hind Rattan Award (Jewel of India) by the Non Resident Indian (NRI) Welfare Society of India

The award is given to approximately 25 eminent NRI's from various parts of the world at the Annual International Congress. The society has a mandate to promote unity, progress, friendship and co-operation and honours those Indians who have made their mark overseas.

Fellow Teacher of the Year. Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

  • 2009-2010
  • 2014-2015


Dhir S, Dhir A. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment for Noncardiac Surgery: Are We Ready for Biomarkers? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019  doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.10.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Dhir A, Dhir S. Blood Pressure Complexity as a Marker of Frailty—A New Kid on the Block; Is It That Simple? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2019.11.017 [in press]

Dhir, S., Dhir, A. The global perspective of cardiovascular assessment for non-cardiac surgery: Comparisons from around the world. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Available online 7 March 2019. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2019.03.003

Zhou JR, Jones P, Guo LR, Dhir A. Heparin Resistance and Intracardiac Thrombosis May Be a Harbinger of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT). J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Jun;32(3):1386-1390. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2018.01.012. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Tempe K, Dhir A. Ethnicity and Health Care. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Dhir A, Tempe K. Anemia and Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery-Literature Review and Current Evidence. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Fujii S, Zhou JRDhir AAnesthesia for Cardiac AblationJ Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. In press. 

Suphathamwit A, Dhir A, Dobkowski W, Quan D. Successful hepatectomy using venovenous bypass in a patient with carcinoid heart disease with severe tricuspid regurgitation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 May 8.

Dhir A, Suphathamwit A. Transplant patients. In: McConachie I, editor. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; c2014.

Dhir A. Point of care tests of coagulation - have they come of age? Ann Card Anaesth. 2014 Apr-Jun;17(2):108-10.

Dhir A. Evaluation of right ventricular function. In: Tempe D, editor. Problem-Based Transesophageal Echocardiography, 1st Ed. Delhi, India: CBS Publishers and Distributors; c2014.

Hall TH, Dhir A. Anesthesia for liver transplantation. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Sep;17(3):180-94.

Dhir A. Antifibrinolytics in cardiac surgery. Ann Card Anaesth. 2013 Apr-Jun;16(2):117-25.

Baloria KA, Dhir A, Pillai B, Selot N. Aortic dissection: to be or not to be? Ann Card Anaesth. 2013 Apr-Jun;16(2):126-8.