Dr. Roanne Preston M.D., FRCPC
Department Head of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
|Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics|
Dr. Preston received her medical degree from the University of Ottawa, where she also completed an internship and residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesia. Dr. Preston subsequently completed a fellowship in Obstetrical Anesthesia at the University of Toronto, Women’s College Hospital.
Dr. Preston’s research interests focus on obstetric anesthesia. She has presented nationally and internationally on topics in obstetric anesthesia, including optimal labour analgesia, the obstetric airway, surgical outcomes and patient safety. She is a part of the Canadian Airway Focus Group that produces national guidelines on airway management. Dr. Preston has served on the CJA Editorial Board for nine years, was a Royal College Examiner in Anesthesiology for five years and is currently the President of the Association of Canadian University Departments of Anesthesia. Her current main interest is in finding solutions to the anesthesiology human resource issues in the province as well as supporting international medical graduates in seeking certification in Anesthesiology. Her current research projects include a CIHR-supported study on using administrative data to follow important surgical outcomes, and a survey on nutritional preferences in labour to guide policy change.