Dr. Sylvain Boet MD, PhD


Dr. Sylvain Boet MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Room: Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6

Work E-mail: sboet@toh.ca

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Credentials and Qualifications

Certified Professional Coach, Co-Active Training Institute, California, USA. CPCC designation (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) in 2021 and ACC (Associate Certified Coach) with the International Coaching Federation in 2022


Certificate of advanced studies in Diving and hyperbaric medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2020


Certification for Hyperbaric Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA, 2015


Founding Director of the “Research and Clinical Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine” Fellowship, University of Ottawa, 2015

PhD of Education, University of Strasbourg, France, 2014

Master of Education, University of Rouen, France, 2010

Fellowship certificate in medical education and simulation in anesthesia, University of Toronto, 2008-2011

"Diplôme d'Etudes Spécialisé" in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Rouen, France, 2005
Doctor of Medicine, University of Rouen, France, 2005



Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and 


Staff Anesthesiologist and Hyperbaric Medicine Physician, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa.


Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Cross-Appointment with the Department of Innovation in Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and with the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

Academic and Clinical Interests

  • Hyperbaric medicine
  • Knowledge translation and implementation science
  • Coaching
  • Medical education
  • Simulation


Selected Publications

For a full list of Dr. Sylvain Boet's publications please go to PubMed.

Honours and Awards

November 2020: Faculty of Medicine Awards of Excellence: Publication of the Year – Innovation and Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

July 2020: Tier 2 Clinical Research Chair (2020-2025) in “Perioperative Patient Safety”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

April 2019: The Ottawa Hospital Excellence Award for the Innovation and Creativity Award category.  “The Operating Room Black Box® research program: improving surgical patient safety through teamwork and communication”

Nov 2018: Nominated for 2018-2019 Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation: Patient Engagement. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada

May 2017: 2017 Junior Faculty Excellence Award, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

April 2016: The Early Research Award (ERA), Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario, Ottawa.

March 2016: 2015 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Young Professor Award, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

June 2015: Best Paper in Anesthesia Education and Simulation Award, Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

May 2015: Winner of the 2015 Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Career Scientist Award in Anesthesia

Fields of Interest

  • •Hyperbaric Medicine
  • •Knowledge translation and implementation science
  • •Coaching
  • •Medical Education
  • •Simulation
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