Assistant Professor  |  Staff Anesthesiologist, Clinician Investigator

Dallas Duncan



University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2C4
Research Interests
perioperative patient management, Clinical Epidemiology
Clinical Interests
cardiovascular anesthesia, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, perioperative patient management
Appointment Status

Dr. Duncan completed his master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of British Columbia before moving to Toronto to complete his residency in Anesthesiology. He went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care. During his training, he published several high-impact systematic reviews, under the mentorship of Dr. Wijeysundera. His research focus is in optimizing the perioperative care of patients, specifically those with cardiovascular disease, by identifying and evaluating interventions to reduce perioperative cardiovascular complications. His current research program is aimed at optimizing the treatment of intraoperative hypotension with the use of advanced hemodynamic monitors.

Recent Publications

  1. Duncan D, Sankar A, Beattie WS, Wijeysundera DN.
Alpha-2 adrenergic agonists for the prevention of cardiac complications among adults undergoing surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004126.
  2. Duncan D, Wijeysundera DN. Preoperative cardiac evaluation of the patient undergoing noncardiac surgery. Current Anesthesiology Reports. 2018 March; 8(1): 14-24.
  3. Duncan D, Wijeysundera DN. Preoperative cardiac evaluation and management of the patient undergoing major vascular surgery. International Anesthesiology Clinics. 2016; 54(2): 1-32.
  4. Wijeysundera DN, Duncan D, Nkonde-Price C, Virani SS, Washam JB, Fleischmann KE, Fleisher LA, ACC/AHA Task Force Members. Perioperative beta blockade in noncardiac surgery: a systematic review for the 2014 ACC/AHA guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a report of the American College of Cardiology. Circulation. 2014; 130(24): 2246-6