Dr. Amanda Whippey: Was interviewed by Anesthesia News about a study conducted by a McMaster research team on a personalized treatment plan that was successful in helping autistic children and their parents prepare for surgery.
Dr. Harsha Shanthanna: HEI Student Publication Award, PhD
Benefits and Safety of Gabapentoids in Chronic Low Back Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Dr. Harsha Shanthanna: Commonly prescribed drugs for back pain often ineffective, review says Harsha Shanthanna spoke
to the media about his study which showed physicians should be more
cautious in prescribing off-label drugs for chronic back pain. CBC, The Telegraph, Express.co.uk
2017 McMaster-Western Resident Research Exchange Day
Dr. Norm Buckley: McMaster pain guru lauds new provincial opiod strategy - Article
Dr. John Ashworth passed away. Please visit the In Memoriam Page
Congratulations to our 2016 Program Administrator Award Winner: Candice Stroud! Candice is the recipient of the Royal College International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) 2016 Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence. Candice has been the Program Administrator for the Anesthesia Residency Program
at McMaster University for two years, and brings 13 years of experience in postgraduate medical education in the role. She has been, and continues to be a critical resource for residents, faculty and her program director.
Congratulations to Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, whose study “Preventing Persistent Post-Surgical Pain after Thoracoscopic Surgeries: a Randomized Controlled Parallel Group Multicentre Pilot Study using Ketamine and Memantine",
has been awarded the ASRA Carl Koller Grant award for 2016.
Dr. Brent MacLellan - Former NHL draft pick trades jersey for scrubs The unconventional path from hockey to medicine for Chief Resident Dr. Brent Maclellan
Dr. Ron Browne, former chair of the Department of Anesthesia, passed away. Please visit the In Memoriam page.
Congratulations to Brent MacLellan and Joshua Peachey, PGY4's who won the Dr. Fred Baxter Award for Excellence in Nephrology and Patient Care
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Cordovani who has been named the recipient of the Teaching Award in the Anaesthesia Clerkship by the Class of 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Caitlin VanDeCappelle and Dr. Natalie Lidster on being selected as recipients of the Postgraduate Medical Education Research Grant Award for 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Norm Buckley, recipient of a 12.5 million grant to lead the Chronic Pain Network under Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) initiative! The Chronic Pain Network is a national collaboration
of patients, researchers, healthcare professionals, educators and government policy advisors to direct new research and increase care for chronic pain. This achievement will further Dr. Buckley's leadership in improving chronic pain care in
For more information, see:
Congratulations to McMaster MD Student, Steven Long, who is the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Anesthesiogists' Society Medical Student Essay Contest, "From Arrow Tips to Syringe Needles"
What is Pain, Alex? Dr. Norm Buckely, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia is the focus of Jeopardy question
Congratulations to Dr. Saroo Sharda, whose reflection on the " What it's like...to be the forgotten physician" was recently published in the Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/what-its-like-to-be-the-forgotten-physician/article27960917/?service=mobile
Congratulations to Dr. Joel Hamstra who is the recipient of the 2016 John Bradley Young Educator Award from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society! This prestigious national award recognizes
excellence and effectiveness in anesthesia education and is a testament to Joel’s outstanding contributions!
NEW - ADVANCED PERIOPERATIVE TRANSEOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY ROUNDS commencing January 6th @5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Hamilton General Hospital, Noonan Conference Room.
For more information, please see Advanced Perioperative Transeophageal Echocardiography Rounds
Congratulations to Dr. Kan Ma, PGY3 resident who is the winner of the 2015 PAIRO (PARO) Resident Teaching Award for McMaster University.
Congratulations to Dr. Harsha Shanthanna who is the Recipient of the CIHR Randomized Controlled Trials: Mentoring Program Award under the mentorship of Drs. Lehane Thabane and PJ Devereaux. This competitive award is given based on the potential
of the candidate to develop as a future leader who can direct the conception, design and implementation of randomized controlled trial research.
Volume 3 issue 2 of the Department of Anesthesia Newsletter is available!
Congratulations to Dr Fred Baxter has been awarded the 2015 Canadian Anesthesia Society Clinical Practitioner Award. This prestigious national award recognises “excellence on clinical anesthesia practice” and acknowledges his leadership
and many contributions to the practice of clinical anesthesia in Canada. Fred will receive his award on Monday June 22 2015 at the Awards Ceremony at the Annual CAS Meeting.
Congratulations to Dr. Phil Chan and Dr. Mauricio Forero who have recently obtained their international certification of “Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice” under the auspices of the World Institute of Pain.
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Spence (PGY3) who has been accepted into the Clinician Investigator Program starting July 2015 –June 2016
Ultrasound Workshop."Lumbar Spine Ultrasound Workshop". Presented by Dr. Bruno Borges. HSC - 1M1 (CSBL)
Congratulations to Dr. Suzan Ergun (PGY3) for receiving the 2014-2015 RMA Scholarship Award for her study Mentorship in Anesthesia: Surveying the Landscape (Supervisor Dr. Anne Wong)
Resident Exchange Day. Hosted by Western University, London, Ontario.
Spring 2014 Anesthesia Research Retreat
Congratulations to Dr. Mike Parrish who has been awarded the 2014 Teaching Award in the Anesthesia Clerkship by the MD Class of 2014!
Congratulations to Dr. Harsha Shanthanna on his 2014 CAS Research Program, AbbVie New Investigator Award in Anesthesia, for his study entitled Most Effective Opioid Analgesia in Ambulatory Surgeries: a randomized control, investigator blinded, parallel group with superiority of Morphine versus Hydromorphone.
McMaster University Physician Wellness Week. Activities on and off campus all week. For more details, visit fhs.mcmaster.ca/wellness
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Karen Raymer is our new Residency Program Director.
Congratulations to Dr. Norm Buckley who is the 2013 recipient of the Canadian Pain Society Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education Award!
Dr. Michael Cousins, internationally renown Professor of Anesthesia and pain care expert at the University of Sydney, visits the Department of Anesthesia and receives an honorary degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.
[View photos of Michael Cousins at the 2012 convocation ceremony]