Dr. Raffael Zamper


MD, PhD, NBE Diplomate
Cardiac Anesthesia Program Director

Dr. Raffael Zamper is currently Assistant Professor and Cardiac Anesthesia Program Director at the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Western University.

Education and Training

  • 2019-2020 – Perioperative Echocardiography and Ultrasound Fellowship - Western University – London Health Sciences Centre
  • 2018-2019 – Cardiac Anesthesia Clinical Fellowship - Western University – London Health Sciences Centre
  • 2014-2020 – PhD degree - Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil Field of study: Coagulation in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation
  • 2010 – Superior Title of Anesthesiology - Brazilian Society of Anesthesiology
  • 2004-2006 – Anesthesiology Residency - General Hospital of The University of Sao Paulo - HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 1998-2003 – M.D., Medicine University of Sao Paulo – USP, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil Graduation date: December 8th, 2003

Honours and Awards

  • 2021-2022 - Fellows Teacher of the Year - Western University - London Health Sciences Centre
  • 2020-2021 – Fellows Teacher of the Year - Western University – London Health Sciences Centre
  • 2020-2021 – Junior Faculty Residents Teacher of the Year - Western University – London Health Sciences Centre


  • Kennedy L, Zamper RPC. When Insufflation Goes Awry: Massive Gas Embolism During Laparoscopic Surgery. CASE: Cardiovascular Images Case Reports 2023. doi: 10.1016/j.case.2022.12.001
  • Zamper RPC, Prempeh A, Iglesias I, Fayad A. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography following mitral valve repair: a systematic review. Braz J Anesthesiol. 2022 May Jun; 72 (3): 379-397. doi: 10.1016/j.bjane.2022.03.002.
  • Desai TV, Dhir A, Quan D, Zamper RPC. Intraoperative management of liver transplant in a patient with an undiagnosed ventricular septal defect: A case report World J Anesthesiol. Oct 13,2021; 10(1):1-6doi:10.5313/wja.v10.i1.1
  • Zamper RPC, Bainbridge D, Nagpal D, Fujii S. [Management of a bi-caval dual lumen cannula clot obstruction after TEE guided diagnosis: a case-report]. Braz J Anesthesiol, 2020 Jan 1; 70 (1): 55-58, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1016/j.bjan.2019.12.007.
  • Yokoyama APH, Kutner JM, Sakashita AM, Nakazawa CY, de Paula TAO, Zamper RPC, Pedroso PT, de Almeida MD, Meira Filho SP, Orsi FA. Risk Factors for Transfusion after Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Transfus Med Hemother, 2019 Dec 1; 46 (6): 431-439, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1159/000499120.
  • Zamper RPC, Amorim TC, Queiroz VNF, Lira JDO, Costa LGV, Takaoka F, Juffermans NP, Neto AS. Association between viscoelastic tests-guided therapy with synthetic factor concentrates and allogenic blood transfusion in liver transplantation: a before-after study. BMC Anesthesiol, 2018 Dec 22; 18 (1): 198, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1186/s12871-018-0664-8.
  • Zamper RPC, Amorim TC, Costa LGVD, Takaoka F, Serpa A Neto. The role of thromboelastometry in the assessment and treatment of coagulopathy in liver transplant patients. Einstein (Sao Paulo), 2017 Apr 1; 15 (2): 243-246, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017MD3903.
  • Zamper RP, Torres ML, Ferraz JL, Neto SM, Holzhacker R, Shimada V, Carmona MJ. Evaluation of a computerized anesthesia report. Rev Bras Anestesiol, 2010 May 1; 60 (3): 285-301, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1016/S0034-7094(10)70036-2.