Explore Our Labs

The University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia is proud to be a part of one of the world’s largest and most productive biomedical research networks. Follow the links below to learn more about some of our researchers.

Principal Investigator(s)

Research Focus

Dr. Mrinalini Balki 

postpartum hemorrhage, myometrial contractility, oxytocin, uterotonics 

Dr. Gerard Curley

acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, mesenchymal stem cells, monocytes/macrophage

Dr. Gregory M. T. Hare & Dr. C. David Mazer

anemia, tissue oxygen delivery, transfusion, blood substitutes, cardiovascular outcomes

Dr. Brian Kavanagh 

mechanical ventilation, lung injury, critical care

Dr. John Laffey

acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, cell-based therapies, gene therapies, in vivo physiology, imaging

Dr. Jason Maynes

mechanisms of anesthetic action, cardiac function, mitochondrial dynamics, high content imaging

Dr. Beverley Orser 

neuroscience, GABAA receptor, anesthesia, translational research

Dr. Sheila Riazi 

malignant hyperthermia, congenital myopathies and exercise/ heat induced rhabdomyolysis
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