Dr. Calvin Thompson MD, FRCPC


Dr. Calvin Thompson MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Hyperbaric Medicine Specialty Training, National Baromedical Services, Palmetto Health Center, Columbia, South Carolina

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

Dr. Calvin Thompson



Duration Appointment
2015 - 2022 Chair, Anesthesiology Human Resources Committee (AHRC), Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  Medical Director, Thoracic Anesthesiology
2005 - 2018 Fellowship Director, Thoracic Anesthesiology
  Anesthesiology Lead, Robotic Surgery
  OR Coordinator

Honours and awards

Year Honour/Award
2011 Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa
2003 Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. Baxter Corporation Research Award in Anesthesia.
1995 Graduate (MD) Magna Cum Laude, University of Ottawa


Selected Publications

  1. Thompson C, Moga R, Crosby ET. Failed videolaryngoscope intubation in a patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and spinal cord injury. Can J Anesth 2010;57(7):679-82. 
  2. Woo MY, Frank J, Lee AC, Thompson C, Cardinal P. Effectiveness of a Novel Training Program for Emergency Medicine Residents in Ultrasound-Guided Insertion of Central Venous Catheters. CJEM. 2009 Jul;11(4):343-8. 
  3. Bryson GL, Thompson C, Gagne S, Byford L, Penning J, Kattan M. The addition of adrenaline to thoracic epidural meperidine does not improve analgesia following thoracotomy. Can J Anesth; 54(11):882-890. Nov 2007. 
  4. Thompson C, Barrows T. Carotid arterial cannulation: removing the risk with ultrasound? Can J Anesth 2009;56:471-472.
  5. Thompson C, Bergstrome D, Parlow JL. Limitations of preoperative dobutamine stress echocardiography in identifying severe left main coronary artery stenosis: a report of two cases and a brief review. Can J Anesth 2003 Nov; 50(9):933-9.

Fields of Interest

  • Thoracic Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology for Robotic Surgery
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
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