Jennifer SzerbMD, FRCPC



Phone: 902-473-2331
Research Topics:
  • Verification of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia techniques with gross and microscopic anatomy
  • Testing the clinical efficacy of new block techniques
  • Acute pain

Administrative Role

  • Chair, Departmental Promotions Committee


  • MD (Dalhousie University,1984)
  • Family physician (14 years)
  • Canadian College of Family Physicians Certificate (1997)
  • Residency, anesthesia (Dalhousie University, 1999-2003)
  • Fellowship, regional anesthesia (Ottawa Hospital, 2003-04)
  • Diploma, European Society of Regional Anesthesia (2018)


  • Global health – Actively involved over the past 10 years in support the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation, the goal being to provide safe anesthesia and perioperative care globally; multiple visits to Rwanda, Bolivia and Guyana
  • Increasing awareness of the harms of opioid misuse – Lead for the Nova Scotian Chapter of Doctors Against Tragedies, a Nova Scotia public awareness campaign to engage youth and young adults in conversations about street drugs
  • Educating family physicians to improve the perioperative care of patients across Nova Scotia

Selected Publications

  • Retter S, Szerb JJ, Kwofie K, Colp P, Sandeski R, Uppal V (2019). Incidence of sub-perineural injection using a targeted intracluster supraclavicular ultrasound-guided approach in cadavers. British journal of anaesthesia. PubMed ID: 30916000.
  • Szerb JJ, Greenberg JL, Kwofie MK, Baldridge W, Sandeski R, Zhou J, Wong K (2015). Histological Confirmation Of Needle Tip Position During Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene Block: A Comparison Of Intraplexus And Periplexus Approach. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 62, 1295-302. PubMed ID: 26335906.

Selected Teaching Achievements

  • Year in Review – Top Regional Anesthesia Articles 2013-14. Multiple USRA Workshops.