Perioperative Medicine Anesthesia Fellowship
Anesthesia Core Faculty

St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care

We have a fantastic team of caring and supportive instructors.  Get to know our committed team and their role in continuing our tradition of academic excellence.

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


Physician Lead, Perioperative Medicine
Co-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​

Interests/Expertise: 

  • Point-Of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS)

  • Perioperative Medicine

  • Medical education

  • Gender equity in medicine

  • Distraction and noise during perioperative care

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Dr. Tony Badh
MBBS FRCA FRCPC FICM


HAU/PACU multidisciplinary education lead
Physician Lead, Perioperative Anesthesia Outreach Team
Clinical Lead, Equipment and technology

Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS: University of London

  • FRCA: North West Deanery

  • Fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine, North West Deanery 

Interests/expertise:  

  • Simulation,

  • Medical education

  • Perioperative emergency/code management

  • Medical monitoring & equipment 

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Dr. Laine Bosma
BSN MD FRCPC

UBC Anesthesiology Residency Program Director

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia 

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia 

  • Fellowship in Simulation, Royal Perth Hospital


Interests/expertise:

  • Regional

  • Medical education

  • Simulation

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Dr. Anton Chau
BSc(Pharm), MD, FRCPC, MMSc

Clinical Lead, Obstetric Anesthesia

Interim Anesthesia Research Director

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesia, Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Clinician Investigator Program Scholar, University of British Columbia

  • MMSc: Master of Medical Science (Clinical and Translational Research), Harvard Medical School


Interests/expertise:

  • Obstetric anesthesia 

  • Clinical and translational research

  • Neuraxial techniques

  • Patient and drug safety

  • Peripartum cardiac-obstetric planning

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Dr. Hao Chen
MD FRCPC

Co-Clinical Lead, Medical Education 

Co-Clinical Lead, COVID Anesthesia

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Master of Health Professions Education Candidate


Interests/expertise:

  • Medical education

  • Medical equipment and technology

  • Perioperative medicine

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Dr. Alana Flexman
MD FRCPC

Anesthesia Research Director

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of Toronto

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia 

  • Fellowship in Neuroanesthesia and Research, UCSF

  • MBA Candidate, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto

Interests/Expertise: 

  • Perioperative Stroke

  • Perioperative Brain Health

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Dr. Matthew Klas
MD FRCPC

Director of Perioperative Echocardiography

Director of Medical Education PHC

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: Memorial University

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia 

  • Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia, St. Paul's Hospital

  • NBE Certified Perioperative Echocardiogram

Interests/Expertise: 

  • Cardiac anesthesia

  • Medical education

  • Echocardiography

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Dr. Lisa Li
MD, FRCPC

Physician Lead, Pre-Admission Clinic

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of Alberta

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Healthcare Centre, University of Toronto


Interests/expertise:

  • Regional anesthesia

  • Regional blocks for breast surgery

  • Preoperative optimization

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Dr. Kevin Rondi
MD FRCPC

Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Director

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: McMaster University 

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic anesthesia, University of Toronto

Interests/Expertise:

  • Cardiac anesthesia

  • Perioperative echocardiography

  • Medical education

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Dr. Raja Rajamohan
MBBS MD DA FCPS DNB FRCA FRCPC

Physician Lead, Anesthesia Assistants

Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS: MGR Medical University

  • MD (Anesthesia): University of Bombay

  • FRCA: Cambridge University

  • Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Institute of Cardiovascular disease Madras Medical Mission

  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, University of Leicester

Interests/expertise:

  • ERAS cardiac

  • TEE

  • Perioperative blood conservation

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Dr. Ron Ree
MD FRCPC


Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia, St. Paul's Hospital

Interests/expertise:

  • Cardiac anesthesia 

  • Perioperative echocardiography and cardiovascular medicine 

  • Regional anesthesia 

  • Biomarkers in perioperative medicine

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Dr. Ainsley Sutherland
MD PhD (Experimental Medicine) FRCPC

Physician Lead, Acute Pain

UBC Anesthesiology Pain Medicine Coordinator

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of Toronto

  • PhD (Experimental Medicine): University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of Toronto

  • Fellowship in Transitional and Chronic Pain, University of Toronto

Interests/expertise: ​

  • Acute, transitional and chronic pain

  • Opioid weaning

  • Medical education

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Dr Cynthia Yarnold
MD FRCPC

Co-Clinical lead, Medical Education 

Scheduling Manager

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

Interests/expertise: 

  • Regional

  • Perioperative medicine

  • Resource management

  • Research

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Dr. Shannon Lockhart
BA MD FRCPC

Anesthesia Lead, Simulation

Co-Clinical Lead, Medical Education

Co-Clinical Lead, COVID anesthesia

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

Interests/expertise:

  • Simulation

  • Human factors

  • Mistreatment in medicine

  • Organizational culture in medicine

Dr. Anne Marie Madden
Bcs (Hon) MD FRCPC

Anesthesia Lead, Code Blue Committee

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Stanford University Hospital

  • Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certificate


Interests/expertise:

  • Cardiac anesthesia, echocardiography

  • Simulation

  • Medical education

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Dr. Trina Montemurro
MD FRCPC

Clinical Lead, Quality Improvement

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of Calgary

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Quality Improvement Certificate, Quality Academy from BCPSQC


Interests/expertise:

  • Regional anesthesia

  • Quality improvement

  • Patient safety

  • Medical Education

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Dr. Jill Osborn
BSc(PT) PhD MD FRCPC

Physician Lead,  Pain Medicine


Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • PhD (Neuroscience): University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC (CIP): University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia: MediClin Herzzentrum

Interest/expertise:

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Neuromodulation

  • ERAS

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Dr. Amelie Pelland
MSc MD FRCPC


Co-Perioperative Medicine Fellowship Director
Fellows Wellness Advocate
CAS Perioperative Medicine Division Secretary/Treasurer

Professional Qualifications:

  • MSc: University of Ottawa

  • MD: University of Ottawa

  • FRCPC: Dalhousie University 

  • Fellowship in Perioperative Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital

Interests/Expertise:

  • Quality Improvement

  • Myocardial Injury After Non-Cardiac Surgery

  • POCUS

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Dr. Christopher Prabhakar
MD FRCPC

Physician Lead, Regional Anesthesia

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of Toronto

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Regional anesthesia, Dalhousie University

Interests/Expertise:

  • Regional

  • Ultrasound

  • Research

  • Medical education

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Dr. Vishal Varshney
MD FRCPC (Anesthesiology + Pain Medicine)

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of Calgary

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship in Pain Medicine, University of Calgary

Interests/Expertise: 

  • Chronic pain

  • Transitional pain 

  • Neuromodulation

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Dr. Clinton Wong
MD FRCPC (Anesthesiology + Pain Medicine), MCFP (Hon.)

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

Interests/Expertise:  

  • Acute and chronic pain management

  • Postgraduate medical education including competency based medical education

  • Interventional Pain 

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Dr Colm Cole
MD FRCPC

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD: University of British Columbia

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

  • ABA: American Board of Anesthesia Board Certified

  • RAF Certificate in Aviation Medicine

Interests/expertise: 

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • New drugs (Phase 3)

  • New uses for established drugs

  • Humour in medicine

  • Aviation Medicine

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Dr. Lacey Corbett
Bsc. Pharm, MD, FRCPC

Professional Qualifications: 

  • MD: Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • FRCPC: University of British Columbia

 

Interests/Expertise: 

  • Complex Pain and Addictions 

  • Perioperative Medicine

  • Medical Education and Resident Wellness

  • Social Advocacy in Medicine

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Dr. Steven Wang
MD, FRCPC

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD, University of British Columbia 

  • FRCPC, University of British Columbia 

  • Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia-Singapore (pending)

 

Interests / Expertise:

  • Perioperative Medicine

  • Regional Anesthesia 

  • ERAS 

  • Healthcare Data and Informatics 

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Dr. Thomas Prasloski
MD, FRCPC

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD, University of British Columbia 

  • FRCPC, University of British Columbia 

  • Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia - Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Australia (pending)

 

Interests / Expertise:

  • Regional anesthesia
    Preoperative management of hip and knee arthroplasty

  • Blood transfusion for orthopedic procedures

  • Classic and current cuisine