Dr. Sankar is a Clinician-Investigator in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine based at St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also appointed as an ICES Fellow.
He obtained his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at McMaster University, followed by his medical degree at the University of Toronto. He was recruited to the Anesthesiology Clinician Investigator residency program at the University of Toronto, where he completed Anesthesiology residency training in addition to a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
He currently practices across the full scope of clinical anesthesiology, and is building a research program in perioperative medicine. His current research interests include:
-Identifying risk of long-term complications in patients with respiratory comorbidities who undergo surgery
-Evaluating risks of anesthesia among medical inpatients undergoing surgical procedures
-Describing barriers in access to surgery across Ontario