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. Selim, Y, Di Lena, É, Safa, N, Rahman, S, Kaneva, P, Feldman, L et al.. 2022 Canadian Surgery Forum Sept. 15-17, 2022: Abstracts presented at the 2022 Canadian Surgery Forum in Toronto, Ontario. Can J Surg. 2022;65 (6 Suppl 2):S33-S111. doi: 10.1503/cjs.014322. PubMed PMID:36450401 .
  2. Vachhani, K, Simpson, AN, Wijeysundera, DN, Clarke, H, Ladha, KS. Cannabis use among pregnant women under different legalization frameworks in the United States. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2022; :1-6. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2022.2136035. PubMed PMID:36443912 .
  3. McIsaac, DI, Hutton, B, Veroniki, A, Gill, M, Boland, L, Branje, K et al.. Identifying relative efficacy of components of prehabilitation in adult surgical patients: protocol for a systematic review and component network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (11):e068797. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068797. PubMed PMID:36396310 PubMed Central PMC9677017.
  4. Roberts, DJ, Mor, R, Rosen, MN, Talarico, R, Lalu, MM, Jerath, A et al.. Hospital-, Anesthesiologist-, Surgeon-, and Patient-Level Variations in Neuraxial Anesthesia Use for Lower Limb Revascularization Surgery: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study. Anesth Analg. 2022;135 (6):1282-1292. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006232. PubMed PMID:36219577 .
  5. Fowler, AJ, Wan, YI, Prowle, JR, Chew, M, Campbell, D, Cuthbertson, B et al.. Long-term mortality following complications after elective surgery: a secondary analysis of pooled data from two prospective cohort studies. Br J Anaesth. 2022;129 (4):588-597. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.06.019. PubMed PMID:35989114 PubMed Central PMC9575043.
  6. Wijeysundera, DN, McIsaac, DI, London, MJ. The Promise and Challenges of Predictive Analytics in Perioperative Care. Anesthesiology. 2022;137 (3):275-279. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004332. PubMed PMID:35984932 .
  7. Daza, JF, Cuthbertson, BH, Myles, PS, Shulman, MA, Wijeysundera, DN, 6MWT-METS Substudy Investigators et al.. Measurement properties of the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 for evaluating functional status after inpatient surgery. Br J Surg. 2022;109 (10):968-976. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znac263. PubMed PMID:35929065 .
  8. Chesney, TR, Wong, C, Tricco, AC, Wijeysundera, DN, Ladha, KS, Kishibe, T et al.. Frailty assessment tools for use by surgeons when evaluating older adults prior to surgery: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (7):e061951. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061951. PubMed PMID:35896291 PubMed Central PMC9335057.
  9. Daza, JF, Bartoszko, J, Van Klei, W, Ladha, K, McCluskey, S, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. Improved Re-estimation of Perioperative Cardiac Risk Using the Surgical Apgar Score: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Surg. 2022; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005509. PubMed PMID:35801710 .
  10. Leslie, K, Martin, C, Myles, PS, Devereaux, PJ, Peyton, PJ, Story, DA et al.. Inclusion, characteristics, and outcomes of male and female participants in large international perioperative studies. Br J Anaesth. 2022;129 (3):336-345. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.05.019. PubMed PMID:35753807 .
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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