Assistant Professor

Asim Alam

North York General Hospital
4001 Leslie St, Toronto, Ontario Canada M2k 1E1
Research Interests
trauma, obstetrical anesthesia
Clinical Interests
trauma, obstetrical anesthesia
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Dr. Asim Alam is an anesthesiologist and transfusion medicine specialist who completed his medical training from the University of Toronto.  He completed a Transfusion Medicine Fellowship (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology) and partial fellowship in paediatric anesthesia at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2012, Dr. Alam joined the Department of Anesthesia at Sunnybrook Health Sciences where he is currently the Medical Director for the Perioperative Autologous Transfusion Program. He is actively involved in research in improving the quality of perioperative blood transfusion practices of many different patient groups, specifically amongst severely injured trauma patients and obstetrical patients.  

Recent Publications

  1. Alam, A., & Choi, S. (2015). Prophylactic Use of Tranexamic Acid for Postpartum Bleeding Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Transfusion Medicine Reviews.
  2. Alam, A., & Cserti-Gazdewich, C. M. (2014). Perioperative management of an IgA-deficient recipient of a double-lung transplant. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal Canadien D'anesthésie, 61(5), 441–445.
  3. Alam, A., Cserti-Gazdewich, C., & Pendergrast, J. (2014a). The off-label utilization of prothrombin complex concentrate with cryoprecipitate as an alternative to plasma transfusion in bleeding patients with acute right ventricular failure. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal Canadien D'anesthésie.
  4. Alam, A., Gomes, T., Zheng, H., Mamdani, M. M., Juurlink, D. N., & Bell, C. M. (2012). Long-term Analgesic Use After Low-Risk Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172(5), 425–430.
  5. Alam, A., Huang, M., Yi, Q.-L., Lin, Y., & Hannach, B. (2014b). Transfusion and Apheresis Science. Transfusion and Apheresis Science : Official Journal of the World Apheresis Association : Official Journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis, 1–7.
  6. Alam, A., Khan, J., Liu, J., KLEMENSBERG, J., Griesman, J., & Bell, C. M. (2013a). Characteristics and rates of disciplinary findings amongst anesthesiologists by professional colleges in Canada. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal Canadien D'anesthésie.
  7. Alam, A., Lin, Y., Lima, A., Hansen, M., & Callum, J. L. (2013b). The Prevention of Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload. Transfusion Medicine Reviews.
  8. Liu, J. J., Alam, A. Q., Goldberg, H. R., Matelski, J. J., & Bell, C. M. (2015). Characteristics of Internal Medicine Physicians Disciplined by Professional Colleges in Canada. Medicine, 94(26), e937.


Director, Perioperative Autologous Transfusion Program

Honours and Awards

Name: Joseph M. West Family Memorial Fund Award (2013)


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