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 1600+ 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 ~

Attend Our May 11 Leadership Day

Spots are still available! Apply today!
We are excited to announce our new leadership development day: Anesthesiologists as Change Leaders: In the OR and Beyond. It will take place on Saturday, May 11 at Toronto’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Designed by anesthesiologists for anesthesiologists, this action-oriented day will give participants the tools and knowledge needed to effect or lead change, both big and small. Faculty includes Dr. Tania Di Renna, the Medical Director for the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute. For more details and to apply, please click the button below.

Help Us Build An App Just For Our Members


Beyond the Mask is also exploring the idea of creating an app that would be available exclusively to our members. This app would be available for both iOS and Android and would be aimed at meeting the unique needs of Ontario’s Anesthesiologists. But in order to do that, we need your help! Email us and let us know what tools and features should be included—discussion forums, calculators, links to existing resources— so that we can build the best app possible!

Meet Your New Executive Committee

We’re pleased to introduce to our members the Executive Committee for 2019/2020. Your new chair is Dr. Monica Olsen while Dr. Rohit Kumar takes over vice-chair and Dr. Arjun Krishna is your new secretary. We also welcome a new members-at-large, Dr. Saroo Sharda and our new resident representatives, Dr. Dillon Horth and Dr. Julian deBacker. Finally, a big thanks to outgoing chair, Dr. Chris Harle, for all his hard work over the past year. To see the complete list of Executive Committee members, please click the button below.

Join Our Beyond the Mask Working Group

Beyond the Mask is a five-year strategic initiative designed to enable Anesthesiologists to demonstrate innovative and leadership skills and abilities within the perioperative suite and beyond and thus elevate our role and profile in the health care system. Past projects include the Choosing Wisely Implementation Guide, which supports conversations to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. To learn more about Beyond the Mask, or to join its Working Group, please click below.

Congratulations to the Recipient of our 2018 Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Doreen Yee from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The Ontario’s Anesthesiologists Distinguished Service Award is awarded to an anesthesiologist in recognition of outstanding contributions in patient care and the promotion of our specialty over the course of their career. It is the highest honour our organization can bestow. We are very proud to award the 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Doreen Yee from Toronto. Click here for the full article.



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.