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Welcome from the Head

Ramiro Arellano, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Queen’s University!

We are located on the shores of Lake Ontario (Kingston, ON) where we are partnered with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC: Kingston General and Hotel Dieu sites) and Providence Care Hospital.  These hospitals serve approximately 500,000 residents of southeastern Ontario. Our staff of approximately 40 anesthesiologists (full and part-time), perform over 10,000 anesthesia procedures annually in both tertiary care and outpatient ambulatory medical settings.

Excellence in Education

Queen’s University has consistently ranked among the top Maclean’s medical-doctoral universities within Canada and is among the most active in the country in terms of undergraduate medical education. Our residency program comprises 24 residents annually with a pass rate of 100% in the Canadian Royal College Specialty Exams in Anesthesiology over the last 5 years.  In conjunction with the Queen’s University School of Nursing, our department administers the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHq) program.

Research Excellence

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.  In our Department, there are research projects in many research areas including cardiovascular anesthesia, perioperative medicine, acute and chronic pain, medical education/simulation, quality improvement/assurance and global health. We understand the importance of innovations that have a direct impact on patient care. We also foster multidisciplinary and multicentre collaborations that support translational research (bench to bedside and vice versa).

Clinical Diversity and Innovation

We have specialists in obstetrical anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, critical care medicine, as well as satellite anesthesia (Diagnostic Imaging, Acute Pain Management Service, Regional Anesthesia Service, Pre-surgical Screening Clinics).

If you are thinking of working or training with us... 

Kingston, Ontario has a population of approximately 175,000.  Kingston is located in close proximity to Canada’s major cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. It provides an excellent environment in which to live and work on the shore of the beautiful Lake Ontario at the gateway to 1000 islands. In 2019, Maclean’s ranked Kingston 14th out of 415 communities in Canada, topping local cities such as Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Montreal (

Employment/Education Opportunities 

We are actively recruiting consultants into Chronic Pain and Pediatric Anesthesia.  Queen's University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

We hope to hear from you!



Ramiro Arellano, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Anesthesiology

Queen’s University


For further information or assistance, please contact: Ola Bienkowski