Dr. Philip Jones



Dr. Philip Jones provides anesthesia care at the University Hospital (London Health Sciences Centre) and St. Joseph's Hospital (including the Regional Mental Health Centre). He also supervises and trains medical students, anesthesia residents, and fellows. In addition, Dr. Jones works as an intensivist in the Cardiac Surgical Recovery Unit. Dr. Jones also currently serves as the Chair for the LHSC Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, a position which presents many research opportunities. At the University Hospital, the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine provides services for the following surgical disciplines: cardiac surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, and plastic surgery. Dr. Jones is an active clinical leader and participant in all of these areas. Dr. Jones recently recieved an appointment as an ICES Adjunct Scientist with the Cardiovascular research program at ICES Western.

Current Research

Dr. Jones is currently undertaking research with a focus on:

  • Airway devices
  • TEE (Right Heart Function and Tissue Doppler)
  • Outcomes following cardiac surgery (with particular attention to the role of anesthetic agents/interventions as a determinant of outcome)

His future interests include performing large multi-centre randomized clinical trials in anesthesia and cardiac critical care.

Honours and Awards

Dr.  Jones for his completed a Masters in Clinical Trials from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, of the University of London, London, England. Dr. Jones graduated with distinction, receiving the University’s “150th Anniversary Achievement Award”, which takes in to account the final marks from all of the program courses, is awarded to the top student in the program (2011).

In January 2015, Dr. Jones was elected as an Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA). 

Recent Publications

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

Hage A, Giambruno V, Jones P, et al (2019) Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Versus Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Comparative Effectiveness Analysis With Long-Term Follow-up. J Am Heart Assoc 8:e014204. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.014204

Hage A, Hage F, Jones PM, et al (2019) Evolution of Tricuspid Regurgitation after Repair of Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.025

Qasem F, Khalaf R, Sebbag I, Lavi R, Jones PM, Singh SI. Efficacy of surface landmark palpation for identification of the cricoid cartilage in obstetric patients: A prospective observational study. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2019;35:335-9

I. Sebbag, F. Qasem, R VedagiriSai, P.M. Jones and S.I. Singh. Efficacy of the Epidural Positioning Device® in optimizing the acoustic target window for neuraxial needle placement in term pregnancy. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia. Accepted/In Press. Available online 2019.08.26
Chui J, Lavi R, Hegazy AF, Jones PM, Arellano R, Yang H, Bainbridge D. Identifying barriers to the use of ultrasound in the perioperative period: a survey of southwestern Ontario anesthesiologists. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr 4;19(1):214. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4040-2.
Fujii S, Roche M, Jones PM, Vissa D, Bainbridge D, Zhou JR. Transversus thoracis muscle plane block in cardiac surgery: a pilot feasibility study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Mar 21. pii: rapm-2018-100178. doi.1136/rapm-2018-100178. [Epub ahead of print].

Christidis NK, Fox SA, Swinamer SA, Bagur R, Sridhar K, Lavi S, Iglesias I, Bainbridge D, Jones PM, Harle CC, Chu MWA, Teefy P, Kiaii BB. Reason and Timing for Conversion to Sternotomy in Robotic-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Patient Outcomes. Innovations (Phila). 2018 Nov/Dec;13(6):423-427. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000566.

Sato, K; Jones, PM. Sedation versus general anesthesia for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Journal of Thoracic Disease. Volume: 10  Pages: S3588-S3594  Supplement: 30  Special Issue: SI Published: NOV 2018 DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2018.08.89

Chu MWA, Losenno KL, Dubois LA, Jones PM, Ouzounian M, Whitlock R, Dagenais F, Boodhwani M, Bhatnagar G, Poostizadeh A, Pozeg Z, Moon M, Kiaii B, Peterson MD; Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative (CTAC) Investigators. Early Clinical Outcomes of Hybrid Arch Frozen Elephant Trunk Repair with the Thoraflex Hybrid Graft. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct 3. pii: S0003-4975(18)31347-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.091.

Hong M, Jones PM, Martin J, Kiaii B, Arellano R, Cheng D, John-Baptiste AA. Clinical impact of disinvestment in hydroxyethyl starch for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: a retrospective observational study. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1245-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Jones PM, Allen BN, Cherry RA, Dubois L, Vogt KN, Shariff SZ, Bray Jenkyn KM, Riazi S, Wijeysundera DN. Association between known or strongly suspected malignant hyperthermia susceptibility and postoperative outcomes: an observational population-based study. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1250-8. [Epub ahead of print]. 

Chow JTY, Turkstra TP, Yim E, Jones PM. The degree of adherence to CONSORT reporting guidelines for the abstracts of randomised clinical trials published in anaesthesia journals: A cross-sectional study of reporting adherence in 2010 and 2016. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2018 Sep 17. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000000880. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Antoniou A, Marmai K, Qasem F, Cherry R, Jones PM, Singh SI. Educating anesthesia residents to obtain and document informed consent for epidural labor analgesia: Does simulation play a role? Int J of Ob Anesth; 2018 May;34:79-84.

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 

Jones PM, Bryson GL, Backman SB, Mehta S, Grocott HP. Statistical reporting and table construction guidelines for publication in the Canadian Journal of AnesthesiaCan J Anaesth. 2017 Dec 5.

Vedagiri Sai R, Singh SI, Qasem F, Nguyen D, Dhir S, Marmai K, Adam R, Jones PM. Onset of labour epidural analgesia with low-dose bupivacaine and different doses of fentanyl. Anaesthesia. 2017 Nov;72(11):1371-1378.

Jones PM, Chow JTY, Arango MF, Fridfinnson JA, Gai N, Lam K, Turkstra TP. Comparison of Registered and Reported Outcomes in Randomized Clinical Trials Published in Anesthesiology Journals. Anesth Analg. 2017 Oct;125(4):1292-1300.

Gottschalk BH, Fujii S, Jones PM, Chu MWA. Atypical Chest Pain and a Blood Blister: More Than Meets the Eye. Can J Cardiol. 2017 Sep;33(9):1206.e7-1206.e8.

McCreery G, Jones PM, Kidane B, DeMelo V, Mele T; ERASE C. difficile (Early Rescue from Acute SEvere Clostridium difficile) Trials Group. Polyethylene glycol intestinal lavage in addition to usual antibiotic treatment for severe Clostridium difficile colitis: a randomised controlled pilot study. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 31;7(7):e016803.

Fujii S, Jones PM. A technique for optimizing ultrasonography-guided radialarterial catheter insertion. Can J Anaesth. 2017 Jun;64(6):683-684.

Chu MW, Bagur R, Losenno KL, Jones PM, Diamantouros P, Teefy P, Gelinas JJ, Kiaii B. Early clinical outcomes of a novel self-expanding transapical transcatheter aortic valve bioprosthesis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr;153(4):810-818.

Giambruno V, Hafiz A, Fox SA, Jeanmart H, Cook RC, Khaliel FH, Teefy P, Sridhar K, Lavi S, Bagur R, Randhawa VK, Iglesias I, Jones PM, Harle CC, Bainbridge D, Chu MW, Kiaii BB. Is the Future of Coronary Arterial Revascularization a Hybrid Approach?: The Canadian Experience Across Three Centers. Innovations (Phila). 2017 Mar/Apr;12(2):82-86.

Jones PM, Bainbridge D, Chu MW, Lavi R. In reply: Isoflurane use is not associated with prolonged intensive care unit stay following routine cardiac surgery when compared to sevoflurane. Can J Anaesth. 2017 Jan;64(1):102-103. 

Chu MW, Bagur R, Losenno KL, Jones PM, Diamantouros P, Teefy P, Gelinas JJ, Kiaii B. Early clinical outcomes of a novel self-expanding transapical transcatheter aortic valve bioprosthesis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Sawh SC, Deshpande S, Jansen S, Reynaert CJ, Jones PM. Prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis with probiotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PeerJ. 2016 Oct 5;4:e2429. eCollection 2016.

Sebbag I, Qasem F, Armstrong K, Jones PM, Singh S. Waveform analysis for lumbar epidural needle placement in labour. Anaesthesia. 2016 Aug;71(8):984-5. 

Orr C, Deshpande S, Sawh S, Jones PM, Vasudev K. Asenapine for the treatment of psychotic disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Can J Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Jones PM, Bainbridge D, Chu MW, Fernandes PS, Fox SA, Iglesias I, Kiaii B, Lavi R, Murkin JM. Comparison of isoflurane and sevoflurane in cardiac surgery: A randomized non-inferiority comparative effectiveness trial. Can J Anesth. 2016 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Jones P. Publication bias in the anesthesiology literature: shifting the focus from the "positive" to the "truth". Can J Anaesth. 2016 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Bosma KJ, Read BA, Bahgard Nikoo MJ, Jones PM, Priestap FA, Lewis JF. A pilot randomized trial comparing weaning from mechanical ventilation on pressure support versus proportional assist ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Tam DY, Jones PM, Kiaii B, Diamantouros P, Teefy P, Bainbridge D, Cleland A, Fernandes P, Chu MW. Salvaging catastrophe in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: rehearsal, preassigned roles, and emergency preparedness. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Aug;62(8):918-926. Epub 2015 Apr 29.

Hussain S, Adams C, Cleland A, Jones PM, Walsh G, Kiaii B. Lessons from aviation - the role of checklists in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Perfusion. 2015 Apr 27. pii: 0267659115584785. [Epub ahead of print]

Fortier LP, McKeen D, Turner K, de Médicis É, Warriner B, Jones PM, Chaput A, Pouliot JF, Galarneau A. The RECITE study: A Canadian prospective, multicenter study of the incidence and severity of residual neuromuscular blockade. Anesth Analg. 2015 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee SM, Landry J, Jones PM, Buhrmann O, Morley-Forster PLong-term quit rates after a perioperative smoking cessation randomized controlled trial. Anesth Analg. 2015 Mar;120(3):582-587.

Jones PM. Shock [Chapter 2]. p. 13-19. In: Fuller J, Granton J, McConachie I, editors. Handbook of ICU Therapy, 3rd Ed. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; c2015.