University Health Network (UHN)

The University Health Network has grown out of a series of mergers between our current hospitals, as we have adjusted and change to accommodate our growing and changing patient community in and around the GTA.

In 1986, the Toronto Western Hospital merged with the Toronto General Hospital becoming, respectively, the Toronto Western Division and the Toronto General Division of The Toronto Hospital. On January 1, 1998, the Toronto Hospital was amalgamated with the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital, and in April 1999, the name was officially changed to the University Health Network.

UHN Hospitals partnered with the Department of Anesthesia:

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief: Dr. Keyvan Karkouti
Manager and Recruitment Coordinator: Tania Dingwall
P: 416-340-3227

University Health Network Administration
R. Fraser Elliott Building, 1st Floor
190 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, ON  M5G 2C4

Toronto General Hospital (TGH)

Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is one of Toronto’s oldest hospitals, dating back to 1819 when the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada organized a trust fund to support the construction and maintenance of a hospital in the provincial capital, the Town of York. Construction began in 1820 and the General Hospital of the Town of York was opened for patients in June 1829 at Simcoe and King Streets. As Toronto General, it expanded to Gerrard and Sumach in 1856 and then to College Street in 1913. The College Street location has since become the MaRS building, while Toronto General has spread out south along University Avenue.

Site Chief: Dr. Combatore Srinivas
Website: Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management


Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
University Health Network
Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, 3EN-464
Toronto ON M5G 2C4

P: (416) 340-5164 
F: (416) 340-3698

Toronto Western Hospital (TWH)

Toronto Western Hospital is located in the vibrant heart of the downtown communities of South Annex, College, Queen and King Street West. It is a 272-bed academic health science centre dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care, providing a breadth of services from emergency care to sophisticated brain surgery.

As a world leader in neuroscience, TWH is constantly pushing the boundaries of research, offering pioneering treatments and using state-of-the-art technology. The hospital also has a strong community focus, providing innovative programs for and information to children, seniors, diabetes patients and many multicultural groups. With expertise in musculoskeletal health and arthritis, the hospital's programs also include orthopaedics, rheumatology and the hand program as well as a busy Emergency Department that sees more than 60,000 patients yearly.

Site Chief: Dr. Atul Prabhu
Administrative Assistant: Christine Drane
Website: Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management



Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
University Health Network
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street, McL 2-405
Toronto ON M5T 2S8

P: (416) 603-5118
F: (416) 603-6494