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Mohamed Eissa, MBBCh, MSc, MD, EDAIC, FRCPC, Advanced PTEeXAM

Mohamed Eissa

Clinician Investigator, Acute Care Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
University of Ottawa
Staff Physician, Anesthesiology
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

  • Echocardiography.
  • Obstetrical Anesthesia.
  • High risk pregnancy.
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS).
  • Vascular Anesthesia.
  • Sleep medicine. 

Brief Biography

Dr Eissa is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Ottawa. With wide expertise in point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS), Echocardiography, Sleep medicine and Obstetrical anesthesia, his main research interest is focusing on enhancing the use of PoCUS and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in obstetrical anesthesia which would provide a unique skillset in caring for high risk cardiac obstetrical patients as well as the improving the sleep health in obstetrical population. He is one of the few fellowship-trained obstetrical anesthesiologists with formal TEE certification and training in Canada. He is also interested in perioperative sleep medicine and research as well.

Dr Eissa joined The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus in 2022, upon his completion of fellowship training in both Obstetrical Anesthesia (2021-2022) and Perioperative Echocardiography (2019-2020) at the University of Ottawa, as well as a Clinical and Research fellowship in Anesthesia, Sleep, and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital (2020-2021).
Currently, he is leading foundation projects that his program will build upon, focused on inter-rater reliability and feasibility of specific PoCUS techniques in this high-risk obstetrical population.

Selected Publications

  • Eissa M, Bansal S, Bhatia A, Di Renna T, McLoone M, Stinson J, Campbell F, Brown S, Sheffe S, Law Y, Singh KP, Bosma R, Singh M. Impairment in sleep health in young adults with chronic pain: a modifiable risk factor. Sleep Science Practice 7, 4 (2023).
  • Haskings EM, Eissa M, Allard RV, MirGhassemi A, McFaul CM, Miller EC. Point-of-care ultrasound use in emergencies: what every anaesthetist should know. Anaesthesia. doi: 10.1111/anae.15910. 2022-12-01. PMID: 36449358
  • Eissa M, Mir-Ghassemi A, Nagpal S, Talab HF. Detection of inadvertent passage of guide wire into the false lumen during thoracic endovascular aortic repair of Type B aortic dissection by transesophageal echocardiography. JA Clin Rep. 2022-07-16. doi: 10.1186/s40981-022-00539-y. PMID: 35840820; PMCID: PMC9287524.
  • Lukachan, G.A., Chung, F., Yadollahi, A., Auckley, D., Eissa, M., Rahman, N., McCluskey, S., Singh, M. Perioperative trends in neck and leg fluid volume in surgical patients: a prospective observational proof-of-concept study. Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth 70, 191–201 (2023).
  • Eissa MS, Auckley D, Singh M. Perioperative Implications of Positive Airway Pressure Device Recall by a Major Manufacturer. Jounal Clin Anesth. 2021; 75:2-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110523
  • Prayal-Brown A, Eissa MS, Tryphonopoulos P, Talab H, McFaul CM. Postoperative Diaphragmatic Liver Herniation Diagnosed by Point-of-Care Ultrasound. A & A Practice: 2021; 15 (1): e01366. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001366.
  • Eissa MS, Talab H, Talab M. POCUS or no POCUS. Anaesth. pain intensive care 2020;24(2):127-131

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches