Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

 The University of British Columbia Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics is an amalgamation of three important and inter-related areas of medicine: anesthesiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics. 

Brought together by common interests, we are challenging ourselves with creating opportunities to share each other’s expertise so that we can foster excellence in research, education and knowledge translation. We welcome your interest in our Department and seek to recruit outstanding anesthesiology residents, pharmacology graduate students, anesthesiology fellows, and pharmacology post-graduate students. 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Ansermino, John Mark Innovations in Acute Care & Technology, Anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesia, health informatics, patients safety, clinical decision support, enhanced physiological monitoring
Barr, Alasdair Mental health and addictions, with a particular emphasis on psychosis and the medications used in its treatment, Anesthesiology
Bernatchez, Pascal Anesthesiology, blood vessel disorder, hypetension, vascular inflammation, atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, muscular dystrophies
Bhagavatula, Sastry Age-related research, Anesthesiology, plasticity of synaptic transmission, mammalian central nervous system
Choi, Peter Tsz Lung Anesthesiology, peroperative medicine, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, research education
Dormuth, Colin Clinical Outcomes and Patient Safety
Fedida, David How the heart generates, maintains and regulates electrical activity, Anesthesiology
Griesdale, Donald E Neurocritical care, traumatic brain injury, invasive neuromonitoring, airway management
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Molecular determinants of COPD, small airway obstruction, angiotensin signalling, defective airway epithelial differentiation in asthma, human lung cell repository
Laher, Ismail Pharmacology of human blood vessels, Anesthesiology, regulation of small artery tone, mechanisms of pressuce-induced vasomotor responses
Maclure, K Malcolm Epidemiology, patient safety, quality control, pharmaceutical sciences, health services research
Musini, Vijaya systematic reviews and meta-analyses on prescription drug therapy
Pang, Catherine C Cardiovascular pharmacology, education, hypertension
Preston, Roanne obstetric anesthesia
Schwarz, Stephan Analgesia, Pain, Pharmacology, Pain management, Anesthesiology, cardiovascular, medical imaging, nerve, artery, valve
Wright, James Prescription drugs, Evidence-based medicine, High blood pressure, Drug trials, Clinical pharmacology Induction and inhibition of drug metabolism, drug interactions, Educational strategies to improve drug prescribing behaviour