Associate Professor

Tobias Everett



The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8
Research Interests
Simulation-based medical education, Validity of assesesment tools, Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
Clinical Interests
pediatric anesthesia, regional anesthesia, Pediatric Procedural Sedation
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Dr Everett is a British-trained pediatric anesthesiologist and fellow by examination of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), has subspecialty certification in regional anesthesia from the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and is fellowship trained in pediatric anesthesia by the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of London, UK. He leads the Simulation Program for the University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia. He has overseen the international expansion of the Managing Emergencies in Pediatric Anesthesia (MEPA) simulation course such that the standardized curriculum is available in multiple centres on four continents. His academic interests include simulation-based medical education and medical education research with a specific interest in interprofessional team debriefing and simulation-based assessments.  He is the principal investigator in international multicentre education research studies and has received grant funding from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society.  He sits on the board of directors of the International Pediatric Simulation Society and was chair of the annual scientific meeting of that society. Dr Everett has worked with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada, as Faculty on their National Simulation Education and Training program, as the Toronto representative on the Canadian National Anesthesia Simulation Curriculum and member of the organizing committee for the annual Royal College Simulation Summit. Dr Everett has been the recipient of international awards for his work in simulation-based medical education.


Recent Publications


  1.  Everett T, Parker K, Fish J, Pehora C, Budd D, Kelly C, Crawford M, Hayes J. The Construction and implementation of a novel postburn pruritus scale for infants and children aged less than five years. J Burn Care Res. 2015;36:44-49
  2. Everett T, Tattersall M. Maintenance of anaesthesia. Anaes Inten Care Med. 2014. 15: 51-55
  3. Friedman Z, Hayter M, Everett T, Matava C, Noble L, Bould D. Power and conflict: the effect of a superior's interpersonal behaviour on trainees’ ability to challenge authority during a simulated airway emergency Anaesthesia 2015; 70(10). DOI:10.1111/anae.13191 ·
  4. Everett TC, Ng E, Power D, Marsh C, Tolchard S, Shadrina A, Bould MD. The Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) global rating scale is a reliable tool for simulation-based assessment in pediatric anesthesia crisis management. Ped Anes. 2013;23:1117-1123
  5. Taylor M, Everett T, De Beer D, Mackinnon R. Managing emergencies in pediatric anesthesia (MEPA): evolution of an international simulation training collaboration to improve the management of pediatric anesthetic emergencies. Eur J Anaesth. 2014;31:168-9
  6. Taylor K, Ferri S, Yavorska T, Everett T, Parshuram C. A description of communication patterns during CPR in ICU. Resuscitation. 2014; 85(10):1342-7
  7. Everett TC, Ng E. Mobile, wireless, multi-camera audiovisual solution for simulation: a novel application of existing technology. Int J Med Sim. 2013;4(1)



Staff Pediatric Anesthesiologist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Director of Satellite Anesthesia and Procedural Sedation, Sickkids
Director of Simulation, University of Toronto and SickKids


Honours and Awards

Name: Best Oral Presentation


2017 June - International Pediatric Simulation Society, Boston USA (Research Award)

Name: Best Paper in Economics, Education and Policy 2016

2016 May - International Anesthesia Research Society, San Francisco, USA (Research Award)

Name: Article of the Year 2015

2015 Dec - In Anaesthesia, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (Research Award) 

Name: Program Innovation Award 2014,

2014 Jan  - International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, USA (Distinction)

Name: Best Paper in Education and Simulation 2016

2016 Jun - Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, Canada (Research Award)

Name: CAGS Science Award 2014

2014 Sep - Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canada (Research Award)

Name: Best Paper in Education and Simulation 2013

2013 June - Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society, Canada (Research Award)

Name: Nuffield Medal

2006 May - Royal College of Anaesthetists, United Kingdom (Distinction).

Name: Best Research Oral Presentation 2017

2017 Apr - University of Ottawa Meridith Marks Day (For Research and Innovation in Medical Education)

Name: Best Research Oral Presentation 2016

2016 Nov - University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia Faculty Development Day (Research Award)



Name: Merit Award

2013 July - Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Canada (Research Award).

Name: Robert Creighton Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012
Department of Anesthesia, The Hospital for Sick Childre, Toronto, Canada

Name: Interprofessional Teaching Award

2014  Nov - Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Name: Celebrating Education People's Choice Award

2014 Sep - The Hospital for Sick Children

Name: New Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

2013 Nov - Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto



Course Number: Managing Emergencies in Pediatric Anesthesia (MEPA)
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Course Number: Royal College Simulation Education and Training (SET)
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Course Number: Faculty of Medicine Medical Education Seminars
Course Name: Founder and Chair