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Our Vision

Perioperative medicine is recognized as a subspecialty within Anesthesia. It is a collaborative, evidence-based practice to ensure optimal patient outcomes following surgery. This website was created as an educational tool to share learning opportunities and resources.

St. Paul's Hospital
Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Creating a Brighter Future

At SPH Perioperative Medicine, we are committed to spirited learning, growth and professional development. We empower our colleagues to ask insightful questions, explore disciplinary boundaries, and confront conventional ways of thinking. We invite you to learn more about Perioperative Medicine and discover an education built for you.

Learn About Us

SPH Department of Anesthesiology
Perioperative Medicine

At SPH, the Perioperative Anesthesiologist position was created in 2010. Since that time, the role has evolved and expanded and currently contains Anesthesiologists who bring a diverse range of skills and expertise. In 2017, a Perioperative fellowship was created and currently has 1-2 fellows per year.

SPH POM Co-Creators

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Dr. Su-Yin MacDonell 
BSN MD MSc (Perioperative Medicine) FRCPC

Division Head- Perioperative Medicine UBC Dept of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Physician Lead, Perioperative Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital 

Perioperative Medicine Fellowship Director

Professional Qualifications: 

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Perioperative Medicine, McMaster University

  • CHEST critical care ultrasound certification

  • MSc (Perioperative Medicine), University College London​


  • Point-Of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS)

  • Medical education

  • Gender equity in medicine

  • Distraction and noise during perioperative care


Dr. Mario Kovacevic

Consultant Anesthesiologist

Professional Qualifications: 

  • MD: McMaster University

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