Sohmer, Benjamin

Overview 

Dr. Benjamin Sohmer is an Anesthesiologist in the Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa. He is the Director of Faculty Development for the Department of Anesthesiology.

Background 

Dr. Sohmer completed a BSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University in Montreal in 1996. In 2000, he earned his MD from Dalhousie University in Halifax. In 2005, he went on to gain certification as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa, and he completed a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a Masters degree in Education in 2013 from the University of Cincinnati.

While studying at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Sohmer completed training in Transesophageal Echocardiography and was certified in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography in 2006.

He returned to Ottawa in 2006 as an Associate Staff in Department of Anesthesiology at The Ottawa Hospital and joined the Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology at the Ottawa Heart Institute as Assistant Professor in 2007.

Research & Clinical Interests 

Dr. Sohmer’s interests include perioperative echocardiography and the development of cardiac anesthesia educational programs.

Publications 

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

  • Neema PK, Manikanden S, Ahuja A, Dharan B, Gandhi S, Krishnamanohar S, Rathod R, Sohmer B, Minhai M. Difficult weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass in the lateral position caused by lung collapse. J Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesth 2008 Aug;22(4):616-624.

FULL LIST OF PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  • Neema PK, Manikanden S, Ahuja A, Dharan B, Gandhi S, Krishnamanohar S, Rathod R, Sohmer B, Minhai M. Difficult weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass in the lateral position caused by lung collapse. J Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesth 2008 Aug;22(4):616-624.
  • Sohmer B, Bryson GL, Bencze S, Scharf MM. EMLA cream is an effective topical anesthetic for bronchoscopy. Can Respir J 2004 Nov-Dec;11(8):587-588.
  • Carr MM, Muecke CJ, Sohmer B, Nasser JG, Finley GA. Comparison of postoperative pain: tonsillectomy by blunt dissection or electrocautery dissection. J Otolaryngol 2001 Feb;30(1):10-14.

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