Department of Anesthesia

Robert Bechamp BSc, MD
Lecturer
Anesthesia
Robert Bechamp
Contact Info
T: (416) 284-8131
F: (416) 281-7438
Location
The Scarborough Hospital
2867 Ellesmere Road
Toronto, ON, M1E 4B9
Clinical Interests
•Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and continuous peripheral nerve blockade •Perioperative gastric, cardiac and lung ultrasound •Difficult airway management
Research Interests
•Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia •Obstetrical anesthesia •Information technology in anesthesia education

Having a personal background in software development and completed a regional anesthesia fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital in 2016, I’ve been given the opportunity to combine these passions in providing ongoing education in perioperative and regional anesthesia ultrasound to both residents and anesthesia colleagues at Scarborough Rouge Hospital.  I serve as a regional anesthesia ultrasound instructor at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting having recently taught in Chicago (2016) and Boston (2017).  I also participate as a faculty member at the annual TWH Regional Anesthesia Workshop where I share my expertise in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia.

Since becoming anesthesia staff at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (Centenary Site) in 2016, I’ve been appointed as head of the Anesthesia CME committee.  I’m responsible for development of our continuing medical education curriculum as well as the creation of a centenary anesthesia website which has further strengthened departmental education and communication.  I also serve as a committee member on the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital IM/IT Advisory Committee where I provide advice and support in the planning and execution of Information Technology projects at our facility.

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

  1. Bechamp R, Karkkouti K, Callum J, McCluskey S, Beatti S.  Is it possible to carry out a double - blinded randomized clinical trial of autologous predonation of blood? (Abstract). University of Toronto Medical Journal CREMS Research Day Booklet, 2007.  Poster presented at Medical Student Research Day, University of Toronto, 2007.

Honours and Awards

  • 2006 - Ann and Carl Witus Award – Admission Scholarship.  University of Toronto.  Awarded for high academic standing on entrance to medical school
  • 2010 – Dr Evelyn Bateman Award, University of Toronto.  Awarded in recognition of excellence in anesthesia at the undergraduate level