Professor's Rounds for Fellows

Fellows are invited to attend monthly Professor’s Rounds hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine. Please find below a list of speakers who have presented their research work at the Rounds.

With the permission of the speaker, some of our sessions have been recorded and are available in our department's YouTube channel

Lecture Series Schedule

2024 Sessions

Upcoming Sessions

  • May 27, 2024 with Dr. Karim Ladha (St Michael's Hospital)
  • June 24, 2024 with Dr. Ron George (Mount Sinai Health System)

Professors Rounds from 2010 - 2019 (archive schedule) click HERE to download.

Recordings of Past Sessions

2024 Sessions

Date Speaker Lecture Topic Recording
January 22, 2024 Dr. Beverley Orser "Perioperative neurocognitive deficits and the unexpected properties of general anesthetic drugs" View the recording
February 26, 2024 Dr. Angela Jerath "Impact of physician characteristics on patient outcomes after surgery" View the recording
March 25, 2024 Dr. Lisa Isaac “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Canadian context; or How do we belong in Canada?” View the recording
April 15, 2024 Drs. Selena Sehgal, Rodrigo Nakatani and Juan Bravo Montilla "The Fellowship Experience" View the recording

2022 - 2023

DATE SPEAKER                             LECTURE TOPIC                                                           RECORDING
September 26, 2022 Dr. Philip Peng    Hip Joint: From Innervation to Innovation     Available HERE
October 31, 2022 Dr. Joel Parlow Supporting Anesthesia Training in Low-Income Countries: Many Successes... Many Challenges Available HERE
November 28, 2022 Dr. Colin McCartney The Brachial Plexus Block: Past, Present and Future Available HERE
January 23, 2023 Drs. Elio Belfiore, Fabricio Zasso, Filipe Santos Canadian Fellowship Experience Available HERE
February 27, 2023 Dr. Pablo Perez d'Empaire

Taking POCUS to the next level - Resuscitative TEE

Available HERE
March 27, 2023 Dr. Beverley Orser General Anesthetic Drugs and Brains at Risk Available HERE
April 24, 2023 Dr. Glen Bandiera Licensure and certification – detangling the web of options

Available HERE

Download the slide deck

May 29, 2023 Dr. Sheila Riazi, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Anesthesiology, Director, MH Investigation Unit, Toronto General Hospital and Chair, International Medical Advisory Council on MH The Evolution of Research in MH at Toronto MH Centre Available Here
September 11, 2023

Dr. Greg Hare

"Mitigating the Risk of Anemia: The Integrative Roles of Blood Management and Red Blood Cell Transfusion"

Available here

Download the slide deck

October 16, 2023 Dr. Ki Jinn Chin Habits, Strategies, and Tactics For Crafting A Life of Meaning Available here

2021 - 2022


RECORDING (if available)

June 6, 2022


October 25, 2021

Dr. Stephen Choi


Dr. Anahi Perlas

Perioperative Neurocognitive DisordersAn Evolving Spectrum

Gastrac Ultrasound - A useful tool of the latest fad?



November 29, 2021 Dr. Laura Duggan (guest) U of Ottawa How COVID has changed our practice n/a
January 31, 2022 Drs.Robert Byrick and Ms. Samantha Tulipano

Medical Licensing Pathways in Ontario

March 7, 2022 Dr. Lashmi Venkatraghavan & Michael Dinsmore "Scoping the Brain" - POCUS for Acute Brain Injury HERE


2020 - 2021

October 26, 2020 Dr. Edward Mariano Interfascial Plane Blocks: Are they Here to Stay, Or Just A Trend? n/a
November 23, 2020 Dr. Beverley Orser Anesthesiology: Resetting Our Sights on Long-term Outcomes n/a
January 25, 2021 Dr. Gianni R. Lorello Ways of Knowing & Ways of Seeing: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Anesthesia HERE
February 22, 2021 Dr. Karim Ladha Perioperative Cannabis: Panacea or Poison? n/a
March 29, 2021 Dr. Justyna Bartoszko Why is my Cardiac Patient Still Bleeding?

May 3, 2021 Dr.Viren Naik

Royal College Routes to Certifications

June 7, 2021 Dr. Hannah Wunsch Everything you need to know about using vasopressors n/a


2019 - 2020

September 16, 2019 Dr. Beverley Orser Medicaion Safety: Avoiding "Never Should Happen" Events in Your Practice n/a
October 28, 2019 Dr. Haibo Zhang Precision Medicine for Sepsis and ARDS n/a
November 25, 2019 Drs. Cristian Arzola; Kristina Khanduja Point-Of-Care Ultrasonography in the Obstetric Patient n/a
January 27, 2020

Dr. Donogh Burns

Dr. Yiling Cheng

Dr. Niveditha Karuppiah

Dr. Keerthi Rao

A Comparison of Anesthesia Care: Canada (Toronto) VS. Other Countries - Our International Fellows Speak

February 24, 2020 Dr. Vincent Chan Interfascial Plane Blocks - An Evidence Based Review n/a
April 27, 2020 Dr. Fiona Campbell Pain Matters - Anesthesiologists Leading Systems Change n/a
May 27, 2020 Dr. Lashmi Venkatrghavan “Known Knows” and “Unknown Knowns” in Neuroanesthesia HERE
June 15, 2020 Dr. Colin J.L McCartney Defining Success in Medicine: 7 Steps to the Career that you Want HERE


2018 - 2019

October 22 Dr. Duminda Wijeysundera Lessons learn from the METS Study about Preoperative Risk Assesment and the journey of scientific research.
November 26 Dr. Beverly Orser Why do anesthesia research? What have we discovered?
January 26 Dr. Wesley Rajalaleen Transforming NOMA - Giving back a child a smile
February 25 Dr. Wesla Parker/ Carolina Barbosa, Shikha Bansal, Elmari Neethling, Matthew Boyd A comparison of anesthesia care: Canada vs. Other Countries - Our International Fellows Speak!
March 25 Dr. Peter Slinger Mediastinal Masses and Other Lower Airway Problems
April 29 Dr. Tania DiRenna My Patient is not doing ell on APS, so now what?
May 27 Dr. Rick Cooper My Laryngoscopy failed - now what?