Welcome from the Chair

Brian Kavanagh,

Department Chair

Welcome to the new website that describes the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto.

We want to make it easy for you to learn about us –who works here, how we provide care, and how we advance the profession.

The heritage of anesthesia in Toronto is rich: for nearly 65 years our department has consistently counted among its faculty, the best clinicians, scientists and educators of their day –because we attract superb trainees and recruit first-rate faculty, this will continue.

We teach almost 100 residents in our 5-year program (several of whom are training as clinician-scientists), and each year we attract almost 100 postgraduate fellows from all over the world who join us in order to learn subspecialty skills.

Our clinician-educators have made seminal advances in how to learn using simulators (now an integral element of residency training), and lead the world in web-based approaches to teaching cardiac echo, as well as thoracic and obstetric anesthesia..

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Jul 02 - Jul 05
7:30 am - 4:15 pm
Critical Care Ultrasound 2017
Nov 03
All day
4th Annual Cardiac Fellowship Day
Nov 04 - Nov 05
All day
Perioperative Cardiography
Nov 13
All day
Faculty Development Day 2017
May 11
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Annual Shields Research Day 2018


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