Pediatric Anesthesia Research Team

Department of Anesthesia, BC Children's Hospital


The vision of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesia is to provide excellence and innovation in patient-centered care for the children and their families of British Columbia. Evaluation, improvement and innovation are key research activities that allow us to optimize the clinical care we provide.

BC Children's Hospital provides tertiary level care to all the children in British Columbia. The Department of Anesthesia at BC Children's Hospital is one of 11 similar university affiliated pediatric anesthesia specialist programs in Canada. The anesthesiologists at BC Children's Hospital have special training and experience in the perioperative management of infants, children and youth. These Pediatric Anesthesiologists are specialist physicians who, in addition to completion of an MD degree and at least 5 years of anesthesia training, have completed further subspecialty training in Pediatric Anesthesia.

In addition to providing expert anesthetic care, the Department of Pediatric Anesthesia is an active participant in both medical education and research. Department members participate locally, nationally and internationally in education and research to improve and to advance the practice of pediatric anesthesia and pain management. Our pediatric anesthesia fellowship-training program and research program are examples of these activities.

April 2015

2014 Annual Review

The 2014 Annual Report for the Pediatric Anesthesia Research Team has been released. Click here to have a look at a year in review!

November 2014

iACT Grants Awarded

Congratulations to Matthias Gorges, Zoe Brown, Lindsay Rawling, Gill Lauder and Norbert Froese for their success in their respective projects in the iACT Trainee Clinical Investigator Seed Grant Competition. These seed grants will be an important source of funding to get these projects up and running. Thank you to iACT for continuing to support our team.

November 2014

RRate goes Bronze

Congratulations to Walter Karlen, Dustin Dunsmuir, Heng Gan, Michelle Chiu, Guy Dumont, and Mark Ansermino for the 3rd place (Bronze) award for their work on “RRate: An innovative respiratory rate counter for the point-of-care” at the Mobile Health & AAL Challenge (MobileMed 2014) competition in Prague, Czech Republic.

November 2014

The Sensor Project

The team has launched a new website to raise funds for the development and purchase of sensors, and training of healthcare workers for our ongoing and upcoming projects. Every dollar donated goes directly to this cause. For more information, please visit: The Sensor Project