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Contact Information

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

  • Clinical trials
  • Perioperative outcomes research
  • Health services research and data science
  • Prehabilitation
  • Care of older people with frailty
  • Knowledge synthesis
  • Anesthesiology and perioperative medicine

Brief Biography

Dan McIsaac is a CIHR-funded early career investigator who combines expertise in data science and clinical trials to improve the outcomes of older people who require major surgery. Primary focuses in Dan's research include improving perioperative care for older people with frailty, assessing health system performance, and utilization of patient reported outcomes. Dan is currently leading or co-leading two national multicenter studies to improve postoperative outcomes using exercise prehabilitation (PREPARE Trial) and to better understand recovery trajectories after surgery in older people (FIT After Surgery Study).

Selected Publications

Dan's team routinely publishes in high impact general and leading specialty journal such as Annals of Surgery, Anesthesiology, CMAJ and others.
  • For a full and up to date list of Dan's publications please consult PubMed
  • For a summary of Dan's publications and impact please consult GoogleScholar

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Aging; Frailty; Health in older peoples; Population health



Research and clinical approaches


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