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Imad T. Awad, MBChB, FCA (RCSI)

Affiliate scientist

Department of Anesthesia,
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M3 200
Toronto ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4864

Administrative Assistant: Holly Mendoza
Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 4864


  • MBChB, 1989
  • FCA (RCSI), 1999, anesthesia, College of Anesthetists, Ireland

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Ultrasound imaging for regional anesthesia
  • Clinical pathways to facilitate discharge patients having joint replacement from post-anesthesia care unit
  • Teaching and education of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Clarke HA, Katz J, McCartney CJ, Stratford P, Kennedy D, Pagé MG, Awad IT, Gollish J, Kay J. Perioperative gabapentin reduces 24 h opioid consumption and improves in-hospital rehabilitation but not post-discharge outcomes after total knee arthroplasty with peripheral nerve block. Br J Anaesth 2014;113(5):855–64.
  2. Nix CM, Margarido CB, Awad IT, Avila A, Cheung JJ, Dubrowski A, McCartney CJ. A scoping review of the evidence for teaching ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2013;38(6):471–80.
  3. Choi S, Awad I. Maintaining micturition in the perioperative period: strategies to avoid urinary retention. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Jun;26(3):361–367.
  4. Awad IT, Cheung JJ, Al-Allaq Y, Conroy PH, McCartney CJ. Low-dose spinal bupivacaine for total knee arthroplasty facilitates recovery room discharge: a randomized controlled trial. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Mar;60(3):259–265.
  5. Choi S, Mahon P, Awad IT. Neuraxial anesthesia and bladder dysfunction in the perioperative period: a systematic review. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Jul;59(7):681–703.

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