Dr. Kyle Kirkham received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 2006. He subsequently trained as an anesthesiologist at the University of Toronto and obtained a fellowship in regional anesthesia at Toronto Western Hospital. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kirkham’s clinical focus is preventing pain and optimizing less invasive approaches to anesthesia and surgery as a tool for helping patients leave hospital earlier and with improved recoveries. He is the director of the Anesthesia Preadmission Clinic at Women’s College Hospital where patients are counselled and prepared for their upcoming surgeries.
Dr. Kirkham is an educator with the University of Toronto and is the site coordinator for the U of T postgraduate residency training program at both Women’s College and Toronto Western Hospitals. He is an instructor for numerous U of T medical school courses and teaches locally and internationally for practicing anesthesiologists who are learning regional anesthesia. He has been recognized with prestigious hospital and university level teaching awards for these contributions.
Dr. Kirkham’s research focus examines the preparation that patients receive for outpatient surgery and ﬁnds ways to ensure that patients receive the testing they need while supporting a sustainable and evidence based health care system. As president of the WCH MDMSA he is a representative for the hospital’s physicians who are proud to provide care at Women’s College Hospital.