Family Practice Anesthesia Program

Message from the Program Director

vaibhav kamble
Dr. Vaibhav Kamble

On behalf of the Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA) Residency Program at the University of Toronto, I welcome you to the FPA Residency Webpage.

The Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA) Program is an intensive 52-week residency program supported jointly by the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. The program has been training residents for over forty years. It is designed to provide family physicians with the knowledge and skills to be able to give safe anesthesia care for low-risk patients undergoing relatively uncomplicated procedures, particularly in smaller rural communities.

The FPA residency program is of interest to recent graduates from family medicine training programs as well as family physicians in independent practice who wish to acquire the knowledge, skills and judgement necessary for independent FP anesthetic practice. Our program is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and residents who have successfully completed the program are eligible to receive a Certificate of Added Competence (CAC) in Family Practice Anesthesia from the CFPC.

Residents in the FPA program complete rotations through the following hospitals:

  • Community Hospital Rotation (Anesthesia) - Michael Garron Hospital: 28 Weeks (includes 4 weeks of Pediatric focused Anesthesia)
  • Pediatric Anesthesia - Hospital for Sick Children: 8 Weeks
  • Tertiary Care & High-Risk OB - Mount Sinai Hospital: 8 Weeks
  • Rural Community Hospital (Georgian Bay General Hospital, Port Perry Hospital or Orangeville Hospital): 4 Weeks
  • Intensive Care (TBD): 4 Weeks

Our program also provides interested residents an opportunity to apply for a 4-week selective in Nunavut or 2-week Acute on Chronic Pain selective at Wasserman Pain Clinic/Mount Sinai.

The FPA Residency Committee chaired by the FPA PD meets quarterly to review, revise, and improve the program and curriculum. The Competence Committee chaired by Dr. Rickesh Sood also meets quarterly and reviews resident progress in the program.

Each Teaching Site has a Resident Coordinator who functions as the site lead for the FPA program. For more information about the FPA Enhanced Skill program please visit the Department of Family and Community Medicine website.

Contact our team if you have any questions or just want to get in touch!

Program Director and Administrator

Vaibhav Kamble, MD, CCFP, FRCPC
Program Director, Family Practice Anesthesia Residency
Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto
Staff Anesthesiologist, Michael Garron Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology
P: 416-469-6580 ext. 6212 | F: 416-469-6874

Ms. Pilar Barrios
Program Administrator
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Site Coordinators

DCFM Contacts

Giovanna Sirianni, B.Sc (Hons), MD, CCFP (PC), FCFP, MScCH
Enhanced Skills Program Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Workplace Based Lead Assessment Lead, Division of Palliative CareFamily Physician Practicing in Palliative Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Ms. Valerie Hilderal
PGY3 Enhanced Skills Program Administrator