Dr. Suzanne Flier

flier-sAssistant Professor
Program Director, Fellowship Program


Dr. Suzanne Flier received her Doctorate in Medicine from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She also holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and is currently completing her PhD studies in anesthesiology. 

Dr. Flier has an extensive list of publications and joined our Department in a Clinician-Researcher role. 


Flier S, Bainbridge DD (2019) Is Sedation for TAVR Really Safer Than a General Anesthetic? J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth. 33:3292–3293

Jones PM, Cherry RA, Allen BN, Jenkyn KMB, Shariff SZ, Flier S, Vogt KN, Wijeysundera DN. Association Between Handover of Anesthesia Care and Adverse Postoperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. JAMA. 2018;319(2):143–153. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20040 

Berrio Valencia MI*, Kee C, Guo LR, Flier S. Temperature-related tachycardia during rewarming from hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient with a leadless cardiac pacemaker Can J Anaesth. 2018 Feb 27. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1100-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Flier S, Concepcion AN, Versteeg D, Kappen TH, Hoefer IE, De Lange DW, Pasterkamp G, Buhre WF. Monocyte hyporesponsiveness and Toll-like receptor expression profiles in coronary artery bypass grafting and its clinical implications for postoperative inflammatory response and pneumonia. An observational cohort study. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2015 Mar;32(3):177-88

Willems S, Sels JW, Flier S, Versteeg D, Buhre WF, de Kleijn DP, Hoefer IE, Pasterkamp G. Temporal changes of soluble ST2 after cardiovascular interventions. Eur J Clin Investigations 2013 Feb;43(2):113-20.

Flier S, Buhre WF, van Klei WA. Cardioprotective effects of perioperative β-blockade in vascular surgery patients: fact or fiction? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2011 Feb;24(1):104-10.

Flier S, Post J, Concepcion AN, Kappen TH, Kalkman CJ, Buhre WF. Influence of propofol-opioid vs isoflurane-opioid anaesthesia on postoperative troponin release in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Br J Anaesth. 2010 Aug;105(2):122-30.