Dr. Osama Sefein

Capture-3.PNGAssistant Professor
Clinical Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director
CSRU Medical Education Director


Dr.Sefein have a unique blend of medical training and experience. He graduated from Cairo University Medical School to commence residency training in Cardiology and Critical Care in Egypt. After graduation, He practiced as a cardiologist and intensive care specialist in Saudi Arabia, with a special focus on the perioperative management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Dr.Sefein came to Canada for further training as a clinical fellow in the Critical Care Unit (Cardiac Surgery Unit) at University Hospital, LHSC for two years. Then he switched to the specialty of anesthesia, completed anesthesia residency and cardiac anesthesia fellowship training at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He obtained the Advanced Perioperative TEE Diplomat from the National Board of Echocardiography. 

In August 2021, I was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, with a cross appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care.

Dr.Sefein have a strong passion in education and teaching. These interests were recently recognized when he was appointed as Program Director of Anesthesia Fellowship Program and as the Director of Medical Education in the Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit.


Book Chapter

O. Sefein, Jeff Granton, Dave Nagpal, Cheryl Kee, J. Ray Zhou., Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support (CS-ALS). In D. C. H. Cheng et al. (eds.), Evidence-Based Practice in Perioperative Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery (1st ed., pp. 581-588) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47887-2_52. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021.
Impact: Will improve resuscitation outcome post cardiac arrest in the post cardiac surgery patient compared to the standard ACLS protocol for resuscitation

Abstract Presentations:

LAA Thrombus and Stroke: A case for early diagnostic imaging.
Osama Sefein, James Pius
Presented at May 2022 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
Impact: Early imaging for high-risk stroke patient post cardiac surgery will lead to better neurological outcome due to early intervention

Ventricular Septal Defect as a Complication of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
Osama Sefein, Ray Fuji
Presented at April 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting