Duminda N. Wijeysundera

MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAHA

Scientist

Biography

Dr. Duminda Wijeysundera is a Staff Physician in the Department of Anesthesia at St. Michael’s Hospital, a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Endowed Chair in Translational Anesthesiology Research at St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto. He is also a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, as well as an Adjunct Scientist at ICES Central. Dr. Wijeysundera’s research program focuses on developing methods to better predict and prevent medical complications following major surgery. His program has generated more than 195 peer-reviewed publications, and received more than $5 million in peer-reviewed funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Ontario government. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Wijeysundera is a member of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, and a member of the editorial boards of Circulation, Anesthesiology, and the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Please note: Dr. Wijeysundera is not taking any summer students.

Recent Publications

  1. Ramos, RJ, Ladha, KS, Cuthbertson, BH, Shulman, MA, Myles, PS, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. Association of six-minute walk test distance with postoperative complications in non-cardiac surgery: a secondary analysis of a multicentre prospective cohort study. Can J Anaesth. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01909-9. PubMed PMID:33442834 .
  2. Hernández, A, Viñals, M, Pablos, A, Vilás, F, Papadakos, PJ, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. Ozone therapy for patients with COVID-19 pneumonia: Preliminary report of a prospective case-control study. Int Immunopharmacol. 2020;90 :107261. doi: 10.1016/j.intimp.2020.107261. PubMed PMID:33310665 .
  3. Jerath, A, Sutherland, J, Austin, PC, Ko, DT, Wijeysundera, HC, Fremes, S et al.. Delayed discharge after major surgical procedures in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2020;192 (46):E1440-E1452. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200068. PubMed PMID:33199451 PubMed Central PMC7683004.
  4. Tylee, MJ, Rubenfeld, GD, Wijeysundera, D, Sklar, MC, Hussain, S, Adhikari, NKJ et al.. Anesthesiologist to Patient Communication: A Systematic Review. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3 (11):e2023503. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.23503. PubMed PMID:33180130 PubMed Central PMC7662141.
  5. Beattie, WS, Lalu, M, Bocock, M, Feng, S, Wijeysundera, DN, Nagele, P et al.. Systematic review and consensus definitions for the Standardized Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine (StEP) initiative: cardiovascular outcomes. Br J Anaesth. 2021;126 (1):56-66. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.09.023. PubMed PMID:33092804 .
  6. Wijeysundera, DN. Perioperative troponin screening and detection of myocardial injury. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2021;59 (1):1-8. doi: 10.1097/AIA.0000000000000304. PubMed PMID:33086241 .
  7. May, SM, Abbott, TEF, Del Arroyo, AG, Reyes, A, Martir, G, Stephens, RCM et al.. MicroRNA signatures of perioperative myocardial injury after elective noncardiac surgery: a prospective observational mechanistic cohort study. Br J Anaesth. 2020;125 (5):661-671. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.05.066. PubMed PMID:32718726 PubMed Central PMC7678162.
  8. Riedel, B, Li, MH, Lee, CHA, Ismail, H, Cuthbertson, BH, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. A simplified (modified) Duke Activity Status Index (M-DASI) to characterise functional capacity: a secondary analysis of the Measurement of Exercise Tolerance before Surgery (METS) study. Br J Anaesth. 2021;126 (1):181-190. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.06.016. PubMed PMID:32690247 .
  9. Bethell, J, Neuman, MD, Bateman, BT, Ladha, KS, Hill, A, Li, G et al.. Association between mothers' postoperative opioid prescriptions and opioid-related events in their children: A population-based cohort study. Health Rep. 2020;31 (6):12-19. doi: 10.25318/82-003-x202000600002-eng. PubMed PMID:32672924 .
  10. Kaster, TS, Blumberger, DM, Gomes, T, Sutradhar, R, Dasklakis, ZJ, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. Patient-level Characteristics and Inequitable Access to Inpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression: A Population-based Cross-sectional Study: Caractéristiques au niveau du patient et accès inéquitable à la thérapie électroconvulsive pour patients hospitalisés. Can J Psychiatry. 2020; :706743720935647. doi: 10.1177/0706743720935647. PubMed PMID:32613857 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Staff Physician, Department of Anesthesia, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Adjunct Scientist, ICES Central

 

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