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

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.

Cuts to Healthcare Means Cuts to Your Care!

The Ontario government’s ongoing and unilateral cuts to funding for the services doctors provide, now totaling nearly seven per cent in cut backs, will have a real and serious impact on doctors’ continued ability to provide quality, patient-focused care in the years to come. This puts patient care at risk.  

The Liberal Government Is Still Cutting Funding For Physician Services. Tell Us How It’s Impacting You And Your Family.

Please visit www.ontariosdoctors.com to stand up and support quality, patient-focused care and stay informed