Perioperative Medicine

A unique, multi-specialty fellowship in the rapidly developing field of Perioperative Medicine is available offering fellows the opportunity to explore risk stratification and mitigation from the time of surgical planning through to the patient’s transition back to the community.

Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine fellows will have nine core anesthesia blocks at the Foothills Medical Centre and the Peter Lougheed Centre and four elective blocks. Electives may include sleep medicine (neuromuscular disorder focus), patient blood management, intensive care unit outreach, transitional pain program, palliative care, subspecialty internal medicine (pulmonary hypertension, cirrhosis, obesity, adult congenital heart.) and others. 

Clinical experience during the core rotations will focus on the assessment and management of complex patients throughout their perioperative period. We are excited to work with fellows to create a program tailored to individual interests.

Educational experiences will help fellows become leaders in the area of perioperative medicine in their future practice. They will be active members of our Pre-Admission Clinic Advisory Committee, the Complex Case Committee and the local Enhanced Recovery After Surgery committee, a global society dedicated to improving patient recovery through evidence-based practice. Opportunities also exist for credit courses, in biostatics or fundamentals of epidemiology for example, in the Department of Community Health Sciences.

Funding is available for both research and educational courses.

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Dr. Melinda Davis

Dr. Melinda Davis

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Dr. Melinda Davis, MD, earned a medical degree from the University of Newcastle in Australia and her graduate fellowship in neuroanesthesia from the Cumming School of Medicine. She is a clinical associate professor at the CSM, anesthesia clerkship director and associate program director of the Anesthesia Residency Program. Her clinical research focuses on studying the influence of anesthesia on outcome following neurosurgical and interventional neuroradiology procedures as well as safety and quality improvement. She was appointed to the Master Teacher Program to further enhance skills for physician educators demonstrating a track record of teaching excellence.