Dr. Jean-Yves Dupuis MD, FRCPC


Dr. Jean-Yves Dupuis MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor

Medical School - University of Sherbrooke
Multidisciplinary Internship - University of Montreal
Anesthesiology Residency - University of Sherbrooke
Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesiology - University of Ottawa
Research Fellowship in Cardiology - University of Sherbrooke


Before undertaking his anesthesiology career, Dr. Dupuis practiced general medicine from 1979 to 1981 on Baffin Island, Northern Canada. He then joined CUSO, a humanitarian oversea organization, and practiced medicine from 1982 to 1985 in Vanuatu, a small third-world country of the South Pacific. After his anesthesiology residency, he completed one year of fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology and one year of cardiology fellowship. He now practices anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He has been involved for many years in the anesthesia residency program and has contributed to many research projects. His research interests have been risk assessment and perioperative epidemiology in cardiac surgical patients.


  • 2018 Residents Teacher of the Year Award, University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • 2017: J. Earl Wynands Award, University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • 2007: Physician Clinician Recognition Award of the Ottawa Hospital
  • 2006: Winner of the Dr Earl Wynands Research Award in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and/or Perioperative Blood Conservation, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
  • 2002-2003: The David Roberts Award, University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology
  • 1998-1999: Teacher of the Year Award, University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology
  • 1993-1994: Teacher of the Year Award, University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology

Scholarly and Professional Activities

  • Cardiac anesthesiology resident coordinator at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (2015-18)
  • Academic advisor of four residents of the Competency by Design curriculum, University of Ottawa, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Cardiac anesthesiologist, University of Ottawa Heart Insitute
  • Intensivist, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit, University of Ottawa Heart Institute


  1. Dupuis J-Y, Wang F, Nathan H, Lam M, Grimes S, Bourke M.  The Cardiac Anesthesia Risk Evaluation (CARE) score: a clinically useful predictor of mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery.  Anesthesiology 2001;94:194-204. PMID: 11375858 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  2. Wang F, Dupuis JY, Nathan H, Williams K. An analysis of the association between preoperative renal dysfunction and outcome in cardiac surgery. Estimated creatinine clearance or plasma creatinine as measures of renal function. Chest 2003; 124:1852-1862. PMID:14605060 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  3. 4.Tran DT, Dupuis JY, Ruel M, Mesana T, Nathan HJ. Comparison of the EuroSCORE and Cardiac Anesthesia Risk Evaluation (CARE) score for Risk-Adjusted Mortality Analysis in Cardiac Surgery. Eur J Cardio-thorac Surg 2012;41:307-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2011.06.015. Epub 2011 Dec 12. PMID:21803595 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  4. Tran DT, Perry JJ, Dupuis JY, Elmistakawy R, Wells GA. Predicting new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014 Dec 13. pii. S1053-0770(14)00648-X.doi:10.1053/jcva.2014.12012. (Epub ahead of print) PMID:25857671
  5. Russo JJ, James TE, Ruel M, Dupuis JY, Singh K, Goubran D, Malhotra N, Rubens F, Chong AY, Hibbert B, Boland P, Tran DT, Tanguay JF, Lordkipanidzé M, Perrault L, Wells GA, Bourke M, Chan V, So DY; CArdiovascular Percutaneous Intervention TriAL (CAPITAL) investigators. Ischemic and bleeding outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting among patients initially treated with a P2Y12 receptor antagonist for acute coronary syndromes: Insights on timing of discontinuation of ticagrelor and clopidogrel prior to surgery. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2018 Jan 1:2048872617740832. doi: 10.1177/2048872617740832. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Tran DTT, Tu JV, Dupuis JY, Bader Eddeen A, Sun LY. Association of Frailty and Long-Term Survival in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018-07-22. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.009882. PubMed PMID: 30030214.


  1. Case reports, randomized trials, databases and the challenges of evidence based medicine in critical care. Presented at the Rick Hodder Critical Care Day, University of Ottawa (2016)
  2. Cardiac anesthesia rotations and mixed residency curriculum: Moving the magnetic, not the geographic North Pole. Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology Rounds, University of Ottawa Heart Institute (2017)
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