Assistant Professor  |  Staff Cardioascular and Perioperative Echocardiography Anesthesiologist

Pablo Perez D'Empaire



Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4N 3M5
Research Interests
Point of Care Ultrasound in Perioperative Care, Resuscitation TEE, Trauma Anesthesia
Clinical Interests
Cardiovascular and Trauma Anesthesiology, Perioperative Echocardiography, Critical Care Medicine, Point of Care Ultrasound
Appointment Status

Pablo is a Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist and Perioperative Echocardiography staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.  After graduating from the University of Zulia in Venezuela, he complete the Anesthesiology residency, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Perioperative Echocardiography fellowships at the University of Toronto.  Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.  He is interested in the clinical applications and medical education of POCUS, TEE for resuscitation, perioperative medicine, trauma and critically ill patients.

Connect with Dr. Perez on twitter @pperezde

Recent Publications

  1. Giron-Arango L, Silva Restrepo, Perez d'Empaire P. Point of Care Ultrasound in Trauma, More than FAST. ASA Monitor. Vol 86, Number 3, March 2022. Corresponding Author
  2. Giron-Arango L, Perez d'Empaire P. Transesophageal Echogardiography during Trauma Resuscitation. Current Anesthesiology Report 2022. Corresponding Author
  3. Kuo F, Bauman H, Perez d'Empaire P. Deng Y. Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Early Stages of Trauma Care. Current Anesthesiology Reports. Jan 2020. Vol 10. Issue 1. Co-author.
  4. Anticoagulants in the ICU. Hematological Challenges in Critically Ill Textbook. Perez d’Empaire P, Bhuptani P. Ho S. Mazer CD. Springer Nature 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-93571-3
  5. What every intensivist should know about handovers in the ICU? Perez d’Empaire P, Amaral. A. Brazilian Journal of Intensive Care 2017;29:121
  6. Systemic dysregulation of the angiopoietin-1/2 system in adults undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP) E Charbonney, E Wilcox, Y Shan, P Perez d’Empaire, A Dugal, M Glogauer, GD Rubenfeld, S Sutherland, C Lilles, C Dos Santos. Future Sci. OA 2017 FSO166
  7. The Safety and Efficacy of Non Invasive Ventilation in Patients with Blunt Chest Trauma: A Systematic Review Duggal A, Perez P, Golan E, Tremblay L, Sinuff T. Critical Care 2013;17:R14
  8. Oral neutrophils are an independent marker of the systemic inflammatory response aftercardiac bypass ME Wilcox, P Perez, C DosSantos, M Glogauer, E Charbonney, A Duggal, S Sutherland, G Rubenfeld Journal of Inflammation 2014;11:32
  9. Luis Teodoro da Luz, Prakesh S. Shah, Rachel Strauss, Ayman Abdelhady Mohammed, Pablo Perez D’Empaire, Homer Tien, Avery B. Nathens, Barto Nascimento. Does the evidence support the importance of high transfusion ratios of plasma and platelets to red blood cells in improving outcomes in severely injured patients: a systematic review and meta-analyses. TRANSFUSION 2019;59;3337–49. doi:10.1111/trf.15540.
  10. Kuo F, Baumann H, Perez d’Empaire P, Deng Y. Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Early Stages of Trauma Care. Current Anesthesiology Reports. Jan 2020, Vol 10, Issue 1. Available from:
  11. Perez d’Empaire P; Derzi S, Latter D, Tousignant C. Pulmonary Artery Catheter Knotted in the Tricuspid Valve Apparatus Requiring Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Case Report. A&A Practice: Sept 2019, Vol 13, 5:181-184 doi:10.1213/XAA.000000000000102


Honours and Awards

  • 2016 Postgraduate Medical Trainee Leadership Award, University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education
  • 2016 Dr. Alan K. Laws Travel Fellowship Award, University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia
  • 2016 Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine 
  • 2011 Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine 
  • 2010 Honourable Mention of The Family Centered Care Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine