John Earl Wynands


John Earl Wynands

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Faculty of Medicine
Department of Anesthesia

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anaesthesia at the University of Ottawa, former Chair of Anaesthesia at the University of Ottawa, and former Chief of Anaesthesia at the Civic Hospital and at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, he has made important advances in cardiac anaesthesia since his seminal publication, "Coronary artery disease and anaesthesia". Having initiated the first professional assistance program in the country for physicians with disabilities, he also established the University of Ottawa Patient Care Simulation Centre. The Centre provides an important teaching tool for medical educators by allowing medical emergencies to be enacted without putting patients at risk. His example, despite a visual impairment, has been inspiring and encouraging for students, interns, colleagues and other medical specialists alike.

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • Order of Canada - Officer (O.C.) (1998)
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