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 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. Jerath, A, Wallis, CJD, Fremes, S, Rao, V, Yau, TM, Heybati, K et al.. Correction: Days alive and out of hospital for adult female and male cardiac surgery patients: a population-based cohort study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2024;24 (1):274. doi: 10.1186/s12872-024-03944-6. PubMed PMID:38789938 PubMed Central PMC11127433.
  2. Xue, Y, Diep, C, Zhao, HJ, Wijeysundera, DN, Clarke, H, Ladha, KS et al.. Recent Cannabis Use and Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Among Young-to-Midlife Adults: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2011 to 2014. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2024; :. doi: 10.1089/can.2023.0244. PubMed PMID:38739456 .
  3. de Mestral, C, Abdel-Qadir, HM, Austin, PC, Chong, AS, McAlister, FA, Lindsay, TF et al.. Ambulatory Cardiology or General Internal Medicine Assessment Prior to Scheduled Major Vascular Surgery is Associated with Improved Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2024; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000006321. PubMed PMID:38709199 .
  4. Boko, MF, Khanna, AK, D'Aragon, F, Spence, J, Conen, D, Patel, A et al.. Incidence and risk factors of chronic postoperative pain in same-day surgery: A prospective cohort study. Anesthesiology. 2024; :. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000005030. PubMed PMID:38669010 .
  5. Jerath, A, Wallis, CJD, Fremes, S, Rao, V, Yau, TM, Heybati, K et al.. Days alive and out of hospital for adult female and male cardiac surgery patients: a population-based cohort study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2024;24 (1):215. doi: 10.1186/s12872-024-03862-7. PubMed PMID:38643088 PubMed Central PMC11031900.
  6. Li, B, Aljabri, B, Verma, R, Beaton, D, Hussain, MA, Lee, DS et al.. Predicting Outcomes Following Lower Extremity Endovascular Revascularization Using Machine Learning. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024;13 (9):e033194. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.123.033194. PubMed PMID:38639373 .
  7. Diep, C, Lee, S, Xue, Y, Xiao, M, Pivetta, B, Daza, JF et al.. Preoperative depression and outcomes after metabolic and bariatric surgery: A systematic narrative review. Obes Rev. 2024; :e13743. doi: 10.1111/obr.13743. PubMed PMID:38572605 .
  8. Li, B, Warren, BE, Eisenberg, N, Beaton, D, Lee, DS, Aljabri, B et al.. Machine Learning to Predict Outcomes of Endovascular Intervention for Patients With PAD. JAMA Netw Open. 2024;7 (3):e242350. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.2350. PubMed PMID:38483388 PubMed Central PMC10940965.
  9. Teja, B, Bosch, NA, Diep, C, Pereira, TV, Mauricio, P, Sklar, MC et al.. Complication Rates of Central Venous Catheters: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2024;184 (5):474-482. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.8232. PubMed PMID:38436976 .
  10. Li, B, Verma, R, Beaton, D, Tamim, H, Hussain, MA, Hoballah, JJ et al.. Predicting outcomes following lower extremity open revascularization using machine learning. Sci Rep. 2024;14 (1):2899. doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-52944-1. PubMed PMID:38316811 PubMed Central PMC10844206.
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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