MBBCh, MMed (Anaesth), MSc (Info), FRCPC, FFA (SA)

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Mark Ansermino is Professor of Anesthesia at UBC, Director of Pediatric Anesthesia Research at BCCH; Director, BCCH Centre for International Child Health and a Member, Research Leadership Council, BCCHRI. Dr. Ansermino is anesthesiologist and health informatician with clinical experience spanning more than 20 years in four countries. As a co-founder of the Electrical and Computer Engineering in Medicine (ECEM) research group of UBC, he has established strong research links between engineers and healthcare professionals. His supervision of medical, engineering, and computing and informatics students reflects the breadth of his involvement. ECEM’s innovations in the development of technology have led to significant advances in the field of physiological monitoring. The success of this collaboration was recognized with the award of the 2011 NSERC Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering.

Clinical Interests:

Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA)
Automation in Anesthesia
Pediatric Sepsis
Precision Health
Technology Integration
Mobile Health

Research Interests:

Maternal and Child Health
Global Health (esp frugal technology)
Pulse Oximetry
Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Honours & Awards:

Professor W. Houston Prize (2002), City University, London, UK
Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society/Abbott Laboratories Award (2004)
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Scholar (2006)
Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering (2011)
Distinguished Achievements Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research (2012), UBC Faculty of Medicine
Award for Excellence in Clinical Researc, Child and Family Research Institute (2013)