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Daniel McIsaac, MD, MPH, FRCPC
613-761-4940
dmcisaac@toh.on.ca

Daniel McIsaac

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Asisstant Professor, Anesthesiology
University of Ottawa
Junior Research Chair in Perioperative Health Systems and Outcomes
University of Ottawa
Anesthesiologist
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

  • Health services research
  • Perioperative outcomes research
  • Healthcare quality and improvement research
  • Care delivery for high risk surgical patients
  • Perioperative care of the frail elderly
  • Advanced matching and regression techniques
  • Knowledge synthesis
  • Anesthesiology and perioperative medicine

Brief Biography

Selected Publications

  • Association of Frailty and 1-Year Postoperative Mortality Following Major Elective Noncardiac Surgery: A Population-Based Cohort Study. McIsaac DI, Bryson GL, van Walraven C. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jan 20. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5085. [Epub ahead of print]
  • The impact of frailty on outcomes and healthcare resource utilization after total joint arthroplasty: a population-based cohort study. McIsaac DI, Beaule PE, Bryson GL, van Walraven C. Bone and Joint Journal [2016 accepted]
  • Identifying Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Administrative Data: A Study of Diagnostic Accuracy. McIsaac DI, Gershon A, Wijeysundera D, Bryson GL, Badner N, van Walraven C. Anesthesiology. 2015 Aug;123(2):253-63. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000692.
  • Comparative assessment of two frailty instruments for risk-stratification in elderly surgical patients: study protocol for a prospective cohort study. McIsaac DI, Taljaard M, Bryson GL, et al. BMC Anesthesiology. 2016 16:11
  • Elective, major noncardiac surgery on the weekend: a population-based cohort study of 30-day mortality. McIsaac DI, Bryson GL, van Walraven C.
    Med Care. 2014 Jun;52(6):557-64. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000137.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Aging; Health in older peoples; Population health



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical research; Clinical trials; Cohort studies; Epidemiology; Health services research; Quality Improvement; Risk assessment; Surgery; Systematic reviews