Tran, Diem

Diem Tran, MD, is a staff anesthesiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa.


Dr. Tran completed her medical degree from Queen’s University and her anesthesiology residency at the University of Western Ontario. During her following academic year, she completed a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She also obtained a Masters of epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. She joined the Heart Institute full time in 2013.

Dr. Tran is a site principal or co-investigator for the Heart Institute’s participation in several multi-centre clinical trials.  Dr. Tran is a member of the Canadian Anesthesiogists’ Society Research Advisory Committee. She is the recipient of the UOHIAMO Innovations Award 2015 and the University of Ottawa Department of Anesthesiology Operating Grant 2014.

Research and clinical interests


Dr. Tran’s clinical interests include the 3D echocardiography, use of point of care ultrasound and blood conservation.


Dr. Tran’s research interests include the prediction and prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, perioperative monitoring and epidemiological studies of perioperative outcomes.


See current publications list at PubMed

See ORCID: 0002-0529-4760

  • Tran DTT, Newton EK, Mount VAH, Lee JS, Wells GA, Perry JJ. Rocuronium versus succinylcholine for rapid sequence induction intubation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD002788. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.
  • D. T.T. Tran, J. J. Perry, J-Y Dupuis, E. Elmestakawy, G.A. Wells, “Predicting New Onset Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery Patients” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth Oct 2015, 29(5):1117-1126.
  • D. T. T. Tran, J-Y Dupuis, T. Mesana, M. Ruel, H.Nathan, “Comparison of the EuroSCORE and Cardiac Anesthesia Risk Evaluation(CARE) score for risk-adjusted mortality analysis in cardiac surgery” Eur J Cardio-thor Surg 2012, 41:307-313.
  • D. T. T. Tran, N. H. Badner, G. Nicolaou, W. Sischek, “Arterial pCO2 changes during thoracoscopic surgery with CO2 insufflation and one lung ventilation” HSR Proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Anesthesia 2010, 2(3): 191-197.
Diem Tran

Tran, Diem

Tran, Diem


Appointments and affiliations

University of Ottawa Heart Institute 

Assistant Professor 
University of Ottawa