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About

Leadership in anesthesia care, education and research

We are an academic department that provides patient care, delivers education and conducts research in the areas of anesthesia, pain management and perioperative medicine. Whether you are a student, resident, fellow or patient, you can be sure that you will experience the highest quality anesthesia care based on the latest evidence.

Safe vigilant patient care is our hallmark

Over one hundred anesthesiologists perform more than 49,000 procedures annually at five hospitals and health centres in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. As a result, we offer medical students, residents and fellows exceptional learning opportunities and experience in all areas of anesthesia care, pain management and perioperative medicine.

Leadership in medical education

Our department trains undergraduate learners, including medical, nursing, allied health and paramedicine students, residents, fellows and department members to be highly competent, confident professionals. With more than 70 undergraduate students each year, 120 applicants annually for an average of six residency positions, and an ongoing commitment to continuous learning, our education program is among the most robust in Canada.

Research innovation and infrastructure

We believe a vibrant and productive research environment is crucial for creating new knowledge that advances the science and practice of anesthesia. Our researchers focus primarily on research in pain, airway management, and perioperative inflammation and organ protection. Outcomes research and device development are also areas of concentration.