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  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    University of Manitoba
    2nd floor, Harry Medovy House – 671 William Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0Z2

    Phone: 204-787-1125
    Fax: 204-787-4291

Research interests

  • Obstructive sleep apnea and postoperative outcomes
  • Adjuvants to local anesthetics for regional anesthesia
  • Postoperative outcomes after regional anesthesia and ambulatory surgery
  • Postoperative vision loss
  • Efficiency in preoperative care and preoperative diagnostic testing
  • Perioperative use of tranexamic acid

Research affiliations

Research summary

As a dedicated clinician and researcher Tom investigates clinical problems encountered in his day-to-day practice in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. He draws on research training and experience with administrative databases, randomized controlled trials, surveys and meta-analyses to improve patient care. He also oversees research activity within his department, mentors residents and other trainees, and is involved in research partnerships with investigators at the University of Manitoba and beyond.


Tom is an assistant professor and the associate head, research and academic affairs in the UM department of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. He has prior experience as the medical manager of quality assurance for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s anesthesia program and as an editorial board member for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. He was born, raised and trained in Winnipeg and continues to live there with his family. His broad clinical practice includes adult non-cardiac anesthesia and obstetrical anesthesia at the Health Sciences Centre and ambulatory anesthesia at the Pan Am Clinic.


  • Master of Science, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2012)
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), Anesthesiology, University of Manitoba (2006)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Manitoba (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine), University of Manitoba (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Winnipeg (1997)


  • Best Paper in Ambulatory Anesthesia Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (2019)
  • Third prize Resident Research Competition Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (Supervisor) (2017)
  • Lead and corresponding author, one of 2016’s top 20 most cited articles published in Anesthesiology (2016)
  • Beckstead-HSC Anesthesiologists’ Research Award (2016)
  • First prize, Richard Knill Research Competition Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (2015)
  • University of Manitoba Department of Anesthesia Best Academic Day Presentation (2013)
  • University of Manitoba Department of Anesthesia Y K Poon Teacher of the Year (2010)
  • University of Manitoba Department of Community Health Sciences Evelyn Shapiro Award for Health Services Research (2009)
  • University of Manitoba Department of Anesthesia Donalda Huggins Scholarship (2008)

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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