Dr. Peter T. Choi


Dr. Peter T. Choi

The University of British Columbia, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

DHCC 11233, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9 Canada

Phone: 604-875-4111 ext 23027

Fax: 604-675-3656


Academic Rank

Professor (tenured)

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (Honours Genetics): 1989 The University of British Columbia
  • MD: 1993 The University of British Columbia
  • FRCPC (Anesthesiology): 1998 McMaster University
  • MSc (Clinical Epidemiology): 2001 McMaster University


  • Attending anesthesiologist, Vancouver Acute
  • Associate member, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia
  • Interim Course Co-Director, MEDD 411 – Foundations of Medical Practice I, UBC MD Undergraduate Program
  • Anesthesia Clerkship Director, UBC MD Undergraduate Program

Academic and Clinical Interests

  • Perioperative medicine
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Research education

Selected Publications

  • Deschamps A, Hall R, Grocott H, Mazer CD, Choi PT, Turgeon A, de Medicis E, Buissières JS, Hudson C, Syed S, Seal D, Herd S, Lambert J, Denault A, for the Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group. Cerebral oximetry monitoring to maintain normal cerebral Oxygen saturation during high-risk cardiac surgery: A randomized controlled feasibility trial. Anesthesiology 2016; 124:826-836.
  • Ansley DM, Raedschelders K, Choi PT, Wang B, Cook RC, Chen DD. Propofol cardioprotection for on-pump aortocoronary bypass surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (PRO-TECT II): a phase 2 randomized-controlled trial. Can J Anesth 2016: 63:442-453.
  • Cordovani L, Chung F, Germain G, Turner K, Turgeon AF, Hall R, Gay PC, Bryson GL, Choi PT, for the Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group. Perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a survey of Canadian anesthesiologists. Can J Anesth 2016: 63:16-23.
  • Wijeysundera DN, Choi PT, Badner NH, Brasher PM, Dresser G, Delgado DH, Beattie WS. A randomized feasibility trial of clonidine to reduce perioperative cardiac risk in patients on chronic beta-blockade: the EPIC Study. Can J Anesth 2014; 61:995-1003.
  • Guay J, Choi PT, Suresh S, Ganapathy S, Albert N, Kopp S, Pace NL. Neuraxial blockade for the prevention of postoperative mortality and major morbidity: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews. Anesth Analg 2014; 119:716-25.
  • Flexman AM, Merriman B, Griesdale DE, Mayson K, Choi PT, Ryerson CJ. Infratentorial neurosurgery is an independent risk factor for post-operative respiratory failure in patients undergoing intracranial tumor resection. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2014; 26:198-204.

Publications in PubMed