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.
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SPH Department of Anesthesiology
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
Dr. Su-Yin MacDonell
BSN MD FRCPC
Perioperative Medicine Fellowship Director
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)
Gender equity in medicine
Distraction and noise during perioperative care
Dr. Mario Kovacevic
BASc MASc MD
Anesthesiology PGY2, University of British Columbia
MD: McMaster University