Dr. Desiree Persaud MD, FRCPC


Dr. Desiree Persaud MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Room: Department of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9

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Duration Appointment
2010 - 2015 Program Director Anesthesiology
2000 - 2010 Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director
2000 - 2010 Anesthesia Resident Coordinator Civic campus
1999 - 2010 Regional Anesthesia Director

Honours and awards

Year Honour/Award
2008 Dave Roberts Memorial Award
2007 The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Clinical Teacher of the year award 
2006 Dave Roberts Memorial Award
2002 Dave Roberts Memorial Award
2000 PAIRO Teaching Travel Award
2000 University of Ottawa Anesthesia Teacher of the Year
1999 University of Western Ontario Anesthesia Teacher of the year

Selected Publications

  1. Szerb J, Persaud D. Long current impulses may be required for nerve stimulation in patients with ischemic pain. Can J Anaesth. 2005 Nov;52(9):963-6 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16251563

  2. Persaud D: What is Ultrasound's role in peripheral Nerve block? 2007.www.Outpatientsurgery.net

  3. Pysyk C, Persaud D, Bryson G, Lui A Ultrasound assessment of the vertebral level of the palpated intercristal (Tuffier's) line. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Jan;57(1):46-9. Epub 2009 Oct 27.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19859775

  4. Gartke K, Lui A, Persaud D, Singh R, Taljaard M, Bell K, Huntley P. Continuous Popliteal Block (CPB) for Postoperative Pain Control After Foot and Ankle Surgery: What is The True Risk of Neuropathic Sequelae, How Significant are they and can Preoperative or Perioperative Risk Factors be Identified?

ASRA poster September/October 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 5 pp: 417-526

Fields of Interest

  • Resident Education
  • Clinical Teaching and education related to Regional Anesthesia
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