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Welcome to Anesthesia

The academic mandate of the Department of Anesthesia at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre includes teaching at all levels of training as well as both basic and evidence-based clinical research and research in education.

Clincial anesthesia includes services to all surgical specialities, with exception of transplant and pediatric surgery. There is a major concentration in obstetrical anesthesia, trauma and cardiac surgery at Sunnybrook's Bayview Campus, and major joint replacement surgery at the Holland Centre.

Academic research includes basic science research in neural mechanisms of anesthesia, synaptic mechanisms of pain sensation, clinical evidence based research in obstetrical anesthesia, acute pain management, and simulation research involving education and team performance.

The Department of Anesthesia offers clinical and/or research fellowship positions in cardiac, regional and general anesthesia, medical simulation, trauma, chronic pain, and obstetrical anesthesia.

Location and contact

Anesthesia department

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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2075 Bayview Avenue,
M-wing, 3rd floor,
room M3200
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4864
Fax: 416-480-6039

Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre

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43 Wellesley Street East,
Toronto, ON M4Y 1H1

Phone: 416-967-8500

Simulation Centre

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Susan DeSousa or Agnes Ryzynski  

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 3377

Fax: 416-480-6039