Azad Mashari

Azad Mashari
Azad Mashari
Contact Info
T: (416) 340-5146
F: (416) 340-3698
University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, 3EN-464
Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4
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• Active Staff, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
Clinical Interests
cardiovascular anesthesia, hyperbaric medicine, perioperative patient management
Research Interests
echocardiography, education


Research Synopsis

Dr. Mashari’s current research is primarily focused on perioperative echocardiography education and quality improvement as well as the application of 3-dimensional imaging, modeling and printing technologies in medical education.

The increasing appreciation of the value of echocardiography for intra-operative monitoring in a growing range of complex surgical procedures creates a need for evidence-based indications, techniques, measurements, quality control and educational protocols to ensure the optimal translation of this technology into safe and effective patient care. Increasingly accessible and powerful 3D post-processing, modeling and printing technologies, many based on non-proprietary, free/libre development models, have opened up a vast range of possible applications for improving our understanding of the physiologic significance of echocardiographic findings. They also provide us with a powerful medium for educational use whose applications are only beginning to be explored. 


Perioperative Trans-esophageal Echocardiography

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

  1. Mashari, A., Minty, R., Minty, L., Hopman, W. M., & Kelly, L. (2012). Epidural steroid injections for low back pain in rural practice: a 5-year retrospective study. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine: The Official Journal of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada = Journal Canadien de La Médecine Rurale: Le Journal Officiel de La Société de Médecine Rurale Du Canada, 17(4), 127–134.
  2. Rochon, P. A., Mashari, A., Cohen, A., Misra, A., Laxer, D., Streiner, D. L., … Binns, M. A. (2004). Relation between randomized controlled trials published in leading general medical journals and the global burden of disease. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal = Journal de l’Association Medicale Canadienne, 170(11), 1673–1677.
  3. Rochon, P. A., Mashari, A., Cohen, A., Misra, A., Laxer, D., Streiner, D. L., … Gold, J. (2004). The inclusion of minority groups in clinical trials: problems of under representation and under reporting of data. Accountability in Research, 11(3-4), 215–223.

Honours and Awards

Alan Laws Travel Fellowship Award

2013 - Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto