Dr. Daryl Kerr

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Dr. Kerr was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada. He went on to complete his residency in Anesthesiology at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. During his final year he was elected and served as Chief Resident for the Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Kerr thereafter completed two subspecialty fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Duke University in 2021 and 2022. He achieved certification from the National Board of Echocardiography as a diplomate in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.

His areas of research interest include RV dysfunction in cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant recipients; improved cardiac surgery outcomes; and opiate-sparing anesthesia in cardiac surgery.


Raghunathan K, Kerr D, Xian Y, McCarthy G, Habib R, Nicoara A, Zhang S, Rankin JS, Shaw AD. Cerebral Oximetry During Adult Cardiac Surgery Is Associated With Improved Postoperative Outcomes. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022 Sep 1, 36. (9): p.3529-3542, DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2022.04.022.

Honours and Awards

2022                            Early Career Investigator Award - Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

2021 & 2022             Best of Meeting Abstract - Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

2019                            Chief Resident of Anesthesiology - Rush University Medical Center

Global Leadership

2018 - present       Member, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists


Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Critical Care Medicine

Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Current Research / Research Interests

RV dysfunction in Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Opiate-sparing Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery