Alana Flexman

Dr. Alana Flexman is an anesthesiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital/Providence Health Care; a clinical associate professor in the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics; and an affiliated scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences at St. Paul’s Hospital.

After finishing anesthesia residency at UBC, she completed a fellowship in neuroanesthesia at the University of California San Francisco and specializes in the effects of anesthesia and surgery on the brain.

She is the president-elect for the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and the past-chair of the Neuroanesthesia Section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society.

Dr. Flexman’s research is focused on neuroanesthesia, including perioperative stroke and brain health. Her research program focuses on screening and early identification of patients with stroke after both cardiac and non-cardiac surgery, as well as how to predict and optimize outcome after perioperative stroke. Her other interests include applying best evidence to minimize complications such as stroke, cognitive impairment and delirium and equity, diversity and inclusion in medicine.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Flexman, visit PubMed.