Andrew MilneMD

Associate Professor

Research Topics:
  • Anesthesia equipment
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Patient safety

Administrative roles

  • Associate medical director, Office of Quality Improvement - Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine


  • MSc - Medical Biophysics (University of Western Ontario) 
  • BEng - Mechanical (Technical University of Nova Scotia)
  • PEng
  • MD (Dalhousie University)

Research interests

Dr. Milne's research interests are anesthesia airway equipment design, device testing and quality control, and clinical anesthesia database/outcome studies.

Selected publications

  • The incidence, success rate, and complications of awake tracheal intubation in 1,554 patients over 12 years: an historical cohort study. Law JA, Morris IR, Brousseau PA, de la Ronde S, Milne ADCan J Anaesth. 2015 Jul;62(7):736-44. doi: 10.1007/s12630-015-0387-y. Epub 2015 Apr 24. PMID: 25907462
  • Effects of laryngoscope handle light source on the light intensity from disposable laryngoscope blades. Milne AD, Brousseau PA, Brousseau CA. Anaesthesia. 2014 Dec;69(12):1331-6. doi: 10.1111/anae.12790. Epub 2014 Jul 14. PMID: 25040627
  • A retrospective analysis of airway management in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and its effects on postanesthesia care unit length of stay. Brousseau CA, Dobson GR, Milne AD. Can J Respir Ther. 2014 Spring;50(1):23-6. PMID: 26078606 
  • Complete obstruction to flow in a three-way stopcock due to a manufacturing defect. Milne AD, Brousseau PA. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Dec;60(12):1274-5. PMID: 24078553
  • Effects of battery type and age on performance of rechargeable laryngoscopes. Milne AD, Brousseau CA. J Anesth. 2013 Oct;27(5):781-4. doi: 10.1007/s00540-013-1618-4. Epub 2013 May 3. PMID: 23640370
  • Shelf life of rechargeable laryngoscope batteries without recharging. Milne AD, Brousseau PA. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Sep;59(9):913-4. doi: 10.1007/s12630-012-9739-z. Epub 2012 May 30. PMID: 22644431 
  • The effect of sterilisation on the light intensity of the reusable Trachlight™. Milne AD, Cave AL, Brousseau PA, Hung OR. Anaesthesia. 2012 Jan;67(1):40-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06924.x. Epub 2011 Oct 13. PMID: 21991929
  • Three-dimensional morphologic nasal surface characteristics that predict the extremes of esthetics in patients with repaired cleft lip and palate. Russell KA, Milne AD, Varma D, Josephson K, Lee JM. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2011 Jan;48(1):28-37. doi: 10.1597/09-040. Epub 2010 Feb 24. PMID: 20184427
  • High inspired carbon dioxide levels due to a faulty absorber engagement pin on a Dräger Fabius GS machine. Milne AD, Cashen D. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Mar;57(3):280-1. doi: 10.1007/s12630-009-9256-x. Epub 2010 Jan 20. PMID: 20087710
  • What is an unacceptable light level for direct laryngoscopy? Milne AD, Brousseau P. Can J Anaesth. 2009 Sep;56(9):711. doi: 10.1007/s12630-009-9139-1. Epub 2009 Jul 10. PMID: 19590928