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. Vernooij, LM, van Waes, JAR, Grobben, RB, van Lier, F, Feng, S, Machina, M et al.. Postoperative myocardial injury phenotypes and self-reported disability in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a multicentre observational study. Br J Anaesth. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2023.10.012. PubMed PMID:38057252 .
  2. Vives, M, Candela, A, Monedero, P, Tamayo, E, Hernández, A, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. Improving the performance of the Cleveland Clinic Score for predicting acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery: a prospective multicenter cohort study. Minerva Anestesiol. 2023; :. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.23.17596-1. PubMed PMID:37997304 .
  3. Shakil, H, Malhotra, AK, Jaffe, RH, Smith, CW, Harrington, EM, Wang, AP et al.. Factors influencing withdrawal of life-supporting treatment in cervical spinal cord injury: a large multicenter observational cohort study. Crit Care. 2023;27 (1):448. doi: 10.1186/s13054-023-04725-x. PubMed PMID:37980485 PubMed Central PMC10656773.
  4. Knight, K, Wijeysundera, DN, Abbott, TEF. Self-reported fitness as a measure of perioperative cardiovascular risk: tension between subjective and objective assessments persists. Br J Anaesth. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2023.10.014. PubMed PMID:37925269 .
  5. Daza, JF, Wijeysundera, HC, Diep, C, Ladha, KS, Cuthbertson, BH, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. Healthcare Costs of New Functional Impairment in the Year after Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2023;139 (6):902-904. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004674. PubMed PMID:37874043 .
  6. Alfitian, J, Riedel, B, Ismail, H, Ho, KM, Xie, S, Zimmer, P et al.. Sex-related differences in functional capacity and its implications in risk stratification before major non-cardiac surgery: a post hoc analysis of the international METS study. EClinicalMedicine. 2023;64 :102223. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102223. PubMed PMID:37811489 PubMed Central PMC10556582.
  7. Li, B, Eisenberg, N, Beaton, D, Lee, DS, Aljabri, B, Wijeysundera, DN et al.. Using machine learning to predict outcomes following suprainguinal bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2023.09.037. PubMed PMID:37804954 .
  8. Li, B, Verma, R, Beaton, D, Tamim, H, Hussain, MA, Hoballah, JJ et al.. Predicting Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events Following Carotid Endarterectomy Using Machine Learning. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023;12 (20):e030508. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.123.030508. PubMed PMID:37804197 .
  9. Ladha, KS, Lu, J, McIsaac, DI, van Vlymen, JM, Lebovic, G, Ehtesham, S et al.. Peri-Operative Wearables in Elder Recover after Surgery (POWERS) study: a protocol for a multicentre, prospective cohort study to evaluate perioperative activity with postoperative disability in older adults after non-cardiac surgery. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (9):e073612. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073612. PubMed PMID:37770257 PubMed Central PMC10546154.
  10. Stephenson, R, Sarhangian, V, Park, J, Sankar, A, Baxter, NN, Stukel, TA et al.. Evolution of the surgical procedure gap during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada: cross-sectional and modelling study. Br J Surg. 2023;110 (12):1887-1889. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad289. PubMed PMID:37724806 PubMed Central PMC10638533.
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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