Women's College Research Institute

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Richard Brull, MD, FRCPC

Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Evelyn Bateman Cara Operations Chair in Ambulatory Anesthesia and Women’s Health at Women’s College Hospital
Staff Anesthesiologist, Women’s College Hospital

Dr. Richard Brull has led the development of a clinical research program at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) aimed at reducing opioids, avoiding postoperative nausea and vomiting, expediting hospital discharge, and improving patient satisfaction using nerve blocks for ambulatory surgery. Among his current academic pursuits are the development of more reliable, safe, and easy to perform regional anesthesia techniques for women undergoing ambulatory breast cancer surgery and the reduction of standardized preoperative laboratory testing for all patients undergoing surgery at WCH.

Select Awards

  • Clinical Excellence Award, University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia (2013)


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M.D., University of Calgary

Areas of Interest


  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)