Doctors and students work with a medical mannequin during an anesthesia simulation.

Our anesthesia team currently serves more than 80,000 patients annually across nine distinct hospital sites throughout Winnipeg.

Anesthesiologists play a crucial role in providing acute and chronic pain services in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Thompson, MB. They operate in various settings, including pre-anesthesia clinics, step-down units, perioperative medicine, critical care medicine, and palliative care.

Our team takes pride in our robust faculty, comprising approximately 127 anesthesiologists, 35 anesthesiology residents, multiple fellows, and physician extenders, including anesthesia clinical assistants (ACAs) and eight ophthalmic sedation practitioners.

What we offer

We are proud to offer educational programs at multiple levels of expertise, training the next generation of anesthesiologists within the province.

Anesthesia fellowships

Our one-year fellowships provide ample opportunity for clinical research and advanced training within six sub-specialties.

Current student resources

Find up-to-date information on electives, fellowships, postgraduate residencies and an archive of study resources.

Department of Anesthesia certification programs

The Basic Life Support and Anesthesia Specific Advanced Life Support programs provide you with skills and certifications necessary for ongoing practice in anesthesia.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

    Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) programs teach essential skills and knowledge based on current evidence. The focus is on achieving certification at the basic rescuer level, a prerequisite for advanced life support programs, with annual recertification. Updated editions are released every four to five years.

    Basic Life Support (BLS) is a mandatory part of clinical practice. For BLS recertification, reach out to your site's ACA representative and we'll schedule a session to fit your schedule. To learn  more, contact Sean Jardine.

  • Anesthesia Specific Advanced Life Support (ACLS)

    Sessions take place in the Clinical Learning Simulation Facility. There are eight spots available per session, and the cost is $350 per person.

    There are currently no planned sessions. Please check back for future offerings.

    To sign up for sessions, contact Dr. Williamson.

Professional development credits

In discussion with the Royal College, you can claim educational credits for the BLS/ACLS courses under Section 2; Framework of Continuing Professional Development Activities either as a Traineeship or PLP (personal learning project).

You will receive two credits per hour of activity: The suggested time is two to three hours for reading of the course material (BLS manual) and review of the video, half an hour for the written exam and one hour for the practical component of the course.

This would be three and a half to four and a half at two credits per hour or seven to nine credits for BLS. You may require less or more time, but this is the correct area for documentation with the Royal College MOC program.

Department Research

We are committed to advancing our understanding and improving patient outcomes through research.

Our research office provides support to current and future research projects within the department. Our services include:

    • Project design and statistics consultations
    • Assistance with ethics, Health Canada and clinical trial submissions
    • Information on funding sources
    • Assistance with grant proposals and manuscript submissions
    • Help with hiring research personnel
    • Budget development for grants and ethics submissions
    • Research account management

Our researchers

Learn more about our groundbreaking researchers, including:

Student working with a test-tube.

Undergraduate Research Awards

Each year, the University of Manitoba provides a multitude of unique learning opportunities through the undergraduate research awards. This program allows undergraduate students to interact with the best minds and research leaders in their fields. This experience opens them up to new possibilities for a research career in either government, academic or industry sectors.

Community and outreach

Serving our community

We provide most of the chronic pain services in Manitoba with nine sites serving over 80,000 patients in Winnipeg per year.

An exemplary team

Together we provide excellent patient care to Manitobans—our team includes 110 anesthesiologists, 35 anesthesiology residents, eight OSPs, multiple fellows and ACAs.

Alumni connect

Alumni from our department are invited share their contact information so we can stay in touch with news and updates.

Contact us

  • Dr. Brian Postl, dean of medicine; Dean & vice-provost (health sciences), welcomes alumni back to the medical college.

Faculty and staff

Contact us

Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Max Rady College of Medicine
Harry Medovy House, second floor
671 William Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0Z2 Canada