Dr. David Mazer is originally from Saskatoon Saskatchewan. He received his medical training at the University of Saskatchewan (MD 1978) and worked as a family physician in Inuvik NWT, Whakatane New Zealand, and Cudworth Saskatchewan before attending the University of Toronto to complete his residency in Anesthesia (FRCPC 1985). He subsequently completed his fellowship training in cardiovascular anesthesia research at the University of California San Francisco from 1985-87.
Since that time, he has been actively engaged in clinical practice and research in Anesthesia and Critical Care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He has been Coordinator of Critical Care and Medical Director of CVICU at St. Michael’s Hospital and is a Professor of Anesthesia and Physiology at the University of Toronto. He is currently the Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia and Chair of the Research Ethics Board of St. Michael’s Hospital.
David’s research interests include cardiac anesthesia, and critical care. His research program focuses on perioperative blood conservation, cardiac physiology and metabolism and perioperative organ protection. He is actively engaged in translational research as an investigator in both pre-clinical and clinical studies in these areas and has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is currently principal investigator of a global randomized trial of transfusion triggers in cardiac surgery.