Neuroanesthesia (TWH)

Toronto Western Hospital

(4 positions per year)


Clinical Curriculum

Fellows gain experience in anesthetic management of wide spectrum of neurosurgical procedures consisting of neuro-oncological surgery (awake craniotomy, transsphenoidal pituitary surgery), cerebrovascular surgery (AVMs, aneurysms, intracranial bypass procedures), functional neurosurgery (epilepsy, deep brain stimulation), interventional neuroradiology (embolization, mechanical thrombectomy, vertebral augmentation) and major spine surgery including deformity corrections. In addition, experience in intraoperative evoked potentials monitoring will be a part of the clinical learning.

Call Duties

Fellows will participate in general emergency on-call duties at a frequency of approximately 4-5 calls per month.


Research opportunities include clinical neuroanesthesia outcome studies, pain management after major spine surgery, effects of anesthesia on neuro-electrophysiology, functional neuroimaging, anesthesia for functional neurosurgery and assessment of cerebrovascular reserve.


Regular education sessions will be arranged within the department with staff and residents - these will be seminars and/or lectures with discussions led by anesthesia personnel, invited speakers such as neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neurologists. Neuroanesthesia trouble rounds are held twice a month in the morning to discuss challenging cases and complications. In addition, there are monthly citywide neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care rounds. Fellows are also encouraged to attend neurosciences rounds, neurosurgical morbidity and mortality rounds and other neurosurgical and anesthesia meetings within the city.

(4 positions per year) (1 in January and 3 in July)



If you are interested in applying for the Neuroanesthesia fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital for:


Direct inquiries to:

Dr. Lashmi Venkatraghavan
Director, Neuroanesthesia Fellowship Director

Toronto Western Hospital 
399 Bathurst Street, McL2-405
Toronto, ON Canada M5T 2S8