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Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine


Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The department has a rich history of academic, clinical, and scientific excellence. Founded in 1907, it is the oldest and largest academic anesthesia department in Canada and one of the largest in North America.

In 2020, the department changed its name to the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine to acknowledge "anesthesiology" as a scientific discipline as well as the department's commitment to preventing and treating pain.

What's New?

Visit the Research Hub to find information about upcoming workshops, information sessions, and valuable resources related to research. 

Apr 11, 2024
Dr. Keyvan Karkouti has been re-appointed as Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at Sinai Health, University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital for a second term.
Apr 10, 2024
Former Clinical Fellow in Perioperative Medicine and Ambulatory Anesthesia, University of Toronto ('21), Dr. Eugene Tuyishime recently received the WFSA Rising Star Award in recognition for his contributions to safe anesthesia and resuscitation practice in Rwanda. We chatted with him on what the award means to him, his plans for the future, and any advice he has for young anesthesiologists.
Apr 1, 2024
Dr. Karim Ladha is the he Evelyn Bateman Recipe Chair in Ambulatory Anesthesia and Women’s Health at Women’s College Hospital , effective April 1, 2024.

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