Dr. Louise Sun MD, SM, FRCPC


Dr. Louise Sun MD, SM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Room: Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin St, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7

Dr. Louise Sun



2015 Adjunct Scientist, Cardiovascular Research Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa
2014 Staff, Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Honours and awards

June 2013 Finalist: Canadian Anesthesiologist Society Residents' Research Competition
June 2012 2nd Place: Canadian Anesthesiologist Society Residents' Research Competition
June 2004 - August 2005 Women in Engineering and Science National Research Scholarship, National Research Council of Canada (Institute for Biodiagnostics, Winnipeg, MB; Industrial Materials Institute, Boucherville, QC)

Selected Publications

  1. Sun LY, Gershon AS, Ko DT, Thilen SR, Yun L, Beattie WS, Wijeysundera DN. (2015). Trends of Pulmonary Function Testing before Non-Cardiothoracic Surgery in a Population-Based Cohort. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015 Jun 8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2087. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Sun, L. Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing Decreased After ACP Guidelines. Interview with MedicalResearch.com. http://medicalresearch.com/heart-disease/preoperative-pulmonary-function-testing-decreased-after-acp-guidelines/14779/. Posted June 12, 2015.
  3. Sun, LY, Wijeysundera DN, Tait G, Beattie WS. Association of Intraoperative Hypotension with Acute Kidney Injury after Elective Noncardiac Surgery. (2015). Anesthesiology. (In press)
  4. Sun L, Boodhwani M, Baer H, McDonald B. (2013). The association between tracheostomy and sternal wound infection in postoperative cardiac surgery patients. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 60(7): 684-691.

Orchid ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3381-3115#sthash.diuRDR79.dpuf

Fields of Interest

  • Perioperative heart failure, in particular right ventricular failure and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)
  • Biomarkers
  • Intraoperative hemodynamics
  • Outcomes research in cardiac surgery
  • Health services research
  • Advanced statistical modeling
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