Duminda N. Wijeysundera




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 a Senior 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 250 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 an Associate Editor at Anesthesiology, and a member of the editorial boards of Circulation and the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

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

Recent Publications

  1. Nagore, D, Candela, A, Bürge, M, Monedero, P, Tamayo, E, Alvarez, J et al.. Corrigendum to "Corrigendum to Hydroxyethyl starch and acute kidney injury in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A prospective multicenter study" [J Clin Anesth 2021 Oct;73:110367]. J Clin Anesth. 2021;75 :110436. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110436. PubMed PMID:34509966 .
  2. Wijeysundera, DN, McCluskey, SA. Normal Saline for Kidney Transplantation Surgery: Less Is More. Anesthesiology. 2021;135 (4):564-567. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003948. PubMed PMID:34499144 .
  3. Ladha, KS, Mistry, N, Wijeysundera, DN, Clarke, H, Verma, S, Hare, GMT et al.. Recent cannabis use and myocardial infarction in young adults: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ. 2021;193 (35):E1377-E1384. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202392. PubMed PMID:34493564 PubMed Central PMC8443297.
  4. Ladha, KS, Wijeysundera, DN, Wunsch, H, Clarke, H, Diep, C, Gomes, T et al.. The association between prescription opioid dispensing and opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Ontario, Canada: an ecological study of public health units. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021;227 :108989. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108989. PubMed PMID:34482045 .
  5. Azizi, PM, Wijeysundera, DN, Wijeysundera, HC, Austin, PC, Jerath, A, Han, L et al.. Troponin Testing After Noncardiac Surgery in Ontario: An Observational Study. CJC Open. 2021;3 (7):904-912. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.03.002. PubMed PMID:34401697 PubMed Central PMC8348325.
  6. McIsaac, DI, Talarico, R, Jerath, A, Wijeysundera, DN. Days alive and at home after hip fracture: a cross-sectional validation of a patient-centred outcome measure using routinely collected data. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013150. PubMed PMID:34330880 .
  7. Bhatia, A, Bril, V, Brull, RT, Perruccio, AV, Wijeysundera, DN, Lau, J et al.. Analgesic effect of perineural local anesthetics, steroids, and conventional medical management for trauma and compression-related peripheral neuropathic pain: a retrospective cohort study. Pain Rep. ;6 (2):e945. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000945. PubMed PMID:34278164 PubMed Central PMC8280075.
  8. Kaster, TS, Vigod, SN, Gomes, T, Sutradhar, R, Wijeysundera, DN, Blumberger, DM et al.. Risk of serious medical events in patients with depression treated with electroconvulsive therapy: a propensity score-matched, retrospective cohort study. Lancet Psychiatry. 2021;8 (8):686-695. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00168-1. PubMed PMID:34265274 .
  9. Hanley, C, Wijeysundera, DN. Perioperative risk assessment - focus on functional capacity. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2021;34 (3):309-316. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000988. PubMed PMID:33935179 .
  10. Diep, C, Bhat, V, Wijeysundera, DN, Clarke, HA, Ladha, KS. The Association between Recent Cannabis Use and Suicidal Ideation in Adults: A Population-based Analysis of the NHANES from 2005 to 2018: L'association Entre L'utilisation Récente de Cannabis et L'idéation Suicidaire Chez les Adultes: Une Analyse Dans la Population de la NHANES de 2005 à 2018. Can J Psychiatry. 2021; :706743721996112. doi: 10.1177/0706743721996112. PubMed PMID:33641436 .
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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