Assistant Professor

Bijan Teja



St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5B 1W8
Research Interests
• Capital Investment in Healthcare • Epidemiology • Anesthesiology • Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Interests
• Perioperative Medicine • Anesthesiology • Critical Care Medicine
Appointment Status
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Dr. Teja obtained his Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (2007) as well as his Medical Degree and Master of Business Administration (dual degree) from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States (2013). He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency training in anesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (2018). He then completed his fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Toronto (2020). Dr. Teja is a staff physician in anesthesiology, perioperative medicine and critical care medicine at St. Michael's Hospital. He is also completing a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.


Research Synopsis


Dr. Teja's research is focused on strengthening capital investment in Canadian Healthcare, improving perioperative outcomes, and optimizing the use of vasopressors for patients with septic shock. Dr. Teja has received funding for his research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Sunnybrook Critical Care Foundation and the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto.


Recent Publications


Teja, B., Daniel, I., Pink, G. H., Brown, A., & Klein, D. J. (2020). Ensuring adequate capital investment in Canadian health care. CMAJ, 192(25), E677-e683.

Teja, B., Raub, D., Friedrich, S., Rostin, P., Patrocínio, M. D., Schneider, J. C., . . . Eikermann, M. (2020). Incidence, Prediction, and Causes of Unplanned 30-Day Hospital Admission After Ambulatory Procedures. Anesth Analg, 131(2), 497-507.

Teja, B., Bosch, N. A., Walkey, A. J., Pinto, R., & Wunsch, H. (2020). Vasopressor Dosing in Septic Shock Clinical Trials: A Systematic Review and Ecologic Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 17(6), 773-776.

Bosch, NA, Teja, B., Wunsch, H., & Walkey, A. J. (2020). Characterization and validation of a novel measure of septic shock severity. Intensive Care Med, 46(1), 135-137.

Hammer, M., Grabitz, S. D., Teja, B., Serrano, M., & Eikermann, M. (2020). Functional mobility recovery predicts readmission to the surgical intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med, 46(5), 1054-1056.

Schaefer, M. S., Raub, D., Xu, X., Shaydenfish, D., Teja, B., Chhangani, K., . . . Eikermann, M. (2020). Association between propofol dose and 1-year mortality in patients with or without a diagnosis of solid cancer. Br J Anaesth, 124(3), 271-280.

Grabitz, S. D., Rajaratnam, N., Chhagani, K., Thevathasan, T., Teja, B. J., Deng, H., . . . Kelly, B. J. (2019). The Effects of Postoperative Residual Neuromuscular Blockade on Hospital Costs and Intensive Care Unit Admission: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Anesth Analg, 128(6), 1129-1136.

Teja, B. J., Sutherland, T. N., Barnett, S. R., & Talmor, D. S. (2018). Cost-Effectiveness Research in Anesthesiology. Anesth Analg, 127(5), 1196-1201.


Honours and Awards

Name: Stephan Loring Research Award


2018 – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Name: Excellence Award in Education

2018 – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Name: Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Anesthesia

2016 and 2017 - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Name: Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, General Surgery

2016 - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Name: General Surgery Junior Resident Teaching Award

2015 - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Name: Department of Surgery Academic Award

2014 - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center