Dr. Catherine Smyth MD, MSc, FRCPC

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Dr. Catherine Smyth MD, MSc, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Room: Department of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, 501 Smyth Rd, Room 1550, Ottawa ON, K1H 8L6

Work E-mail: csmyth@toh.on.ca

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Biography

Appointments

Duration Appointment
2014 Chair, Academic Pain Directors of Canada
2013 Ontario Chronic Pain Network Advisory Board
2008 Clinical Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
2002 Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Honours and awards

Year Honour/Award
2014 Best Paper in Chronic Pain Section Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Meeting. Trainee Dr. J. Nelli presenting
2014 Physician Services Incorporated Research Award (2014), A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a rapid interdisciplinary pain assessment program on Familiar Faces with chronic pain visiting the ED
2014 The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization, Taking the "Pain" out of the Emergency Department through a pilot Rapid Interprofessional Pain Assessment Program (RIPAP) Linked to Primary Care
2014 University of Ottawa Anesthesia Research, Operating Grant, Understanding high frequency use of the ED for chronic pain: patient, ED staff, pain and primary care physician perspectives on driving factors and cost effective solutions
2011 Physician Clinician Recognition Award (2011), The Ottawa Hospital

Selected Publications

  1. Smyth, CE, Jarvis, V, and Poulin, P. (2014) Brief review: Neuraxial analgesia in refractory malignant pain. Can J Anaesth 61(2): 141-53.
  2. Schulz V and Smyth C (2013) "Anesthesia, surgery and palliative care", Anesthesia and perioperative care of the high-risk patient, 3rd edition, Cambridge University Press (in press)
  3. Ansari MT, Smyth CE, Ahmadzai N, Coyle K, Birdi T, Alisic S, Oliveira T, Sheppard M, Coyle D, Moher D. Intrathecal Drug Delivery System for Cancer Pain: An Evidence-Based Analysis. Ottawa Evidence-based Practice Center. July 2014. Report no. X; Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series (All reports in the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series are freely available in PDF format at the following URL: http://www.hqontario.ca/evidence/publications-and-ohtac-recommendations/ontario-health-technology-assessment-series)
  4. Ansari MT, Smyth CE, Ahmadzai N, Coyle K, Birdi T, Alisic S, Oliveira T, Sheppard M, Coyle D, Moher D. Intrathecal Drug Delivery System for Chronic non-cancer Pain: An Evidence-Based Analysis. Ottawa Evidence-based Practice Cener. July 2014. Report no. X; Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series All reports in the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series are freely available in PDF format at the following URL: http://www.hqontario.ca/evidence/publications-and-ohtac-recommendations/ontario-health-technology-assessment-series.

For a full list of Dr. Catherine Smyth's publications please go to ResearchGate

Fields of Interest

  • Familiar faces in the Emergency Department with Chronic Pain
  • PainConnect: Refinement of a chronic pain preceptorship program connecting family practitioners in the Champlain LHIN with the Academic Pain Clinic
  • Evaluation of the role of eConsult in Chronic Pain
  • Intrathecal drug delivery systems in chronic malignant and non-malignant pain
  • The opioid tolerant surgical patient
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