Prof. MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist, McGill University, Canada
Professor of Anesthesia at McGill University and Associate Professor in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University. Senior staff anesthesiologist at the McGill University Health Centre. Previously Wesley Bourne Professor and Chairman of the McGill Department of Anesthesia (1994-2004) Gold Medal, Canadian Anesthesiologists Society. Elected Member of the American Academy of Anesthesia. Board Member of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society. His research interests are: metabolic changes associated with surgery and the impact of perioperative interventions (regional analgesia, nutrition, hormones, exercise) on postoperative recovery; evaluation of functional outcome measures during the surgical recovery process; prehabilitation of surgical patients. He is the autor of over 250 peer-review scientific articles and has been a recipient of over 50 peer and non peer-review grants.
Prehabilitation represents a new paradigm shift in clinical care in enhancing physiological reserve in anticipation of a stressful event such surgery.