Heart Institute Welcomes New Anesthesiologist

OTTAWA, January 13, 2016 — The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is proud to welcome Dr. Ryan Mahaffey as the newest member of its Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology. Dr. Mahaffey joins the Institute from Queen’s University in Kingston.

Dr. Ryan Mahaffey
Dr. Ryan Mahaffey

Dr. Ryan Mahaffey obtained his medical degree and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Queen’s. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine also at Queen’s, followed by a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Stanford University in California. Dr. Mahaffey is also currently completing a master’s degree in Medical Education.

Outside of his medical career, Dr. Mahaffey is an accomplished triathlete and an avid skier. He was also a National Champion in Olympic-class sailing, for which he represented Canada at international competitions.

“Dr. Mahaffey brings many qualities to the Heart Institute. His skills and dedication as a clinician and an educator will greatly benefit our patients and our trainees, both in the cardiac operating room and in the critical care unit,” said Dr. Stéphane Lambert, Head of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology.

Cardiac Anesthesiology at the Heart Institute is a multi-faceted division dedicated to preoperative cardiovascular care, education and research. The Cardiac Anesthesiology team has established a model that is unique in Canada. The division encompasses preoperative assessment and preparation of all patients prior to surgery, intra-operative anesthesia services, intra-operative echocardiography imaging, post-surgical intensive care management and all other respiratory care.


Judith Lachance
Promotion and Communication Officer
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
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