Who We Are

Anesthesiologists are the medical doctors who are responsible for your well-being before, during, and after surgery. We See You Through Your Most Critical Times

Ontario’s 1400+ anesthesiologists:

  • Provide local, regional and general anesthesia in the Operating Room
  • Administer epidural analgesia to mothers in labour,
  •  Assist with resuscitation in the Emergency Department, and
  • Treat critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

We provide sedation for painful procedures throughout the hospital. We treat both acute and chronic pain conditions, and are responsible for pre-operative assessment and the immediate post-operative care of patients undergoing surgery. We are often involved in running operating rooms, and are involved in hospital administration.

Improving Healthcare in Ontario

Because we participate in so many aspect of caring for Ontario's patients, we are uniquely positioned to identify opportunities for efficiencies.  We also have a strong history of working with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to improve fiscal prudence, while ensuring we maintain the highest standards of care, and access to care, for all Ontarians. For more information on how Ontario's Anesthesiologists have helped reduce costs and improve access to care, as well as our position on the ongoing issue of the province's healthcare budget cutes, please see: Improving Healthcare in Ontario

~ Section Updates for Anesthesiologists ~

Annual Conference Weekend


SAVE THE DATE: Planning for our 2017 Ontario Anesthesia Meeting is underway. This year’s event will be held the weekend of September 14th-17th at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. We will be hosting our annual leadership day on September 14th and our annual Saturday night social event at the historic Distillery District venue The Loft. 

Clinical Anesthesia Conference 

The 35th Annual CAN-AM Clinical Anesthesia Conference is being held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Niagara Fallsview Resort.  This event is open to Community and Academic Anesthesiologists, Family Physician Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesia Assistants.  Click VIEW MORE for their full brochure:

Special Meeting of Council

OMA Member Updates and Resources: The OMA has begun meeting with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to negotiate a binding interest arbitration framework agreement as the first step to the negotiation of a new Physician Services Agreement. Learn more and get the details, information, and updates on current negotiations related activity.

Beyond the Mask

The Section has been exploring a number of issues on behalf of Anesthesiologists across Ontario and is committed to raising the image and profile of our Specialty. BEYOND THE MASK: ANESTHESIOLOGY 20.20 is a strategic initiative that was crafted to elevate our role and profile in the health care system over the next 5 years.  


The Public Website for the Section on Anesthesiology of the Ontario Medical Association is intended to give general information about who Ontario’s Anesthesiologists are and what they do. This website is NOT intended to be a source of medical advice.