Message from the Vice Chair, Innovation and Research

DR. BRIAN CUTHBERTSONThe Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto is one of the most academically productive departments of anesthesia in the world. Across our four academic domains – research, education, clinical practice, and administration – our faculty members are advancing the art and science of anesthesia and perioperative medicine. By asking probing questions and using innovative research techniques, we are making important contributions across the entire field, such as in our understanding of how anesthetics work, developing new drugs, inventing new technologies, and carrying out multi-centred clinical trials.

The Department’s strategic plan is, in a nutshell, to promote excellence, collaboration, and creativity so that our faculty can continue to generate transformative and high impact research.