Head, Department of Anesthesiology, Vancouver Acute (VGH & UBCH) 2011 – Present

Divisions of Cardiac and Thoracic Anesthesia

Selected Publications:

The Vancouver 3M (Multidisciplinary, Multimodality, But Minimalist) Clinical Pathway Facilitates Safe Next-Day Discharge Home at Low-, Medium-, and High-Volume Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Centers: The 3M TAVR Study. Wood DA, Lauck SB, Cairns JA, Humphries KH, Cook R, Welsh R, Leipsic J, Genereux P, Moss R, Jue J, Blanke P, Cheung A, Ye J, Dvir D, Umedaly H, Klein R, Rondi K, Poulter R, Stub D, Barbanti M, Fahmy P, Htun N, Murdoch D, Prakash R, Barker M, Nickel K, Thakkar J, Sathananthan J, Tyrell B, Al-Qoofi F, Velianou JL, Natarajan MK, Wijeysundera HC, Radhakrishnan S, Horlick E, Osten M, Buller C, Peterson M, Asgar A, Palisaitis D, Masson JB, Kodali S, Nazif T, Thourani V, Babaliaros VC, Cohen DJ, Park JE, Leon MB, Webb JG. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Mar 11;12(5):459-469

Evaluation of a Clinical Protocol to Assess and Diagnose Neuropathic Pain During Acute Hospital Admission: Results From Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Bélanger LMA, Umedaly HS, Noonan VK, Park SE, Prince J, Thorogood NP, Shen T, Townson AF, Street JT, Dvorak MF, Negraeff M. Clin J Pain. 2018 Feb;34(2):104-11

A pulsatile pressure waveform is a sensitive marker for confirming the location of the thoracic epidural space. Lennox PH, Umedaly HS, Grant RP, White SA, Fitzmaurice BG, Evans KG. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2006 Oct;20(5):659-63. Epub 2006 May 3

Clinical Interests:

Teaching & Evaluation / Royal College Examiner 2000 – 2006


Cardiac Anesthesia / Cardiac Surgical ICU

Thoracic Anesthesia & Lung Transplantation

Perioperative Pain Management

Perioperative Care

Perioperative Echocardiography

Anesthesia for Interventional Cardiology