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Tobias Everett

Title: Staff Anesthesiologist and Director of Satellite Anesthesia and Sedation, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Designations: MBChB, M.Sc., EDRA, FRCA
Alternate Contact Name: Melissa McKay
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7445
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Dr. Everett joined The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 2012. He is a British-trained paediatric anesthesiologist and fellow by examination of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), has subspecialty certification in regional anesthesia from the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia, and is fellowship trained in paediatric anesthesia by SickKids in Toronto, Ontario.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of London, UK. He is a strong advocate of regional anesthesia and is leading several scholarly projects regarding paediatric sedation and regional anesthesia.

Dr. Everett has worked with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as faculty and director of their National Simulation Education and Training program, and on the Canadian National Anesthesia Simulation Curriculum. Dr. Everett has received international awards for his work in simulation-based medical education and multiple awards for his various teaching activities within anesthesia and beyond. 


Dr. Everett’s academic interests include paediatric sedation, paediatric regional anesthesia and medical education research, with a specific interest in interprofessional team debriefing and simulation-based assessments.

He is the principal investigator in international multicentre education research studies and has received grant funding from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Medical Council of Canada and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. 

Education and experience

  • 2017: MSc, Clinical Trials, University of London, United Kingdom
  • 2011: Diploma of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (EDRA) European Society of Regional Anesthesia, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2008: Fellow by examination (FRCA), Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, United Kingdom
  • 2002: MBChB, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom 


  • 2019: President, International Pediatric Simulation Society
  • 2016: Best Paper in Economics, Education and Policy, International Anesthesia Research Society
  • 2016: Best Paper in Education and Simulation, Canadian Anesthesiologists Society
  • 2014: Program Innovation Award. International Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • 2014: Best Pediatric Burn Paper. American Burn Association
  • 2013: Best Paper in Education and Simulation, Canadian Anesthesiologists Society
  • 2006: Nuffield Medal, Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK 
  • 2012–2018: Nine SickKids and University of Toronto Teaching awards 


  1. Everett T, MacKinnon R, Ng E, Kulkarni P, Borges B, Letal M, Fleming M, Bould MD. Simulation-based assessment in anesthesia: an international multicentre validation studyCanadian Journal of Anesthesia 2019; 44: 1440-49 
  2. Everett T, MacKinnon R, DeBeer D, Taylor M, Bould MD. 10 years of simulation-based training in paediatric anaesthesia: The inception, evolution and dissemination of the Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) course. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2017; 27: 984-990 
  3. Everett T, Morgan P, Brydges R, Kurrek M, Tregunno D, Cunningham L, Chan, Forde D, Tarshis J. The impact of critical event checklists on medical management and teamwork during simulated crises in a surgical daycare facility. Anaesthesia 2017; 72(3): 350-358 
  4. Chiu M, Tarshis J, Antoniou A, Bosma L, Burjorjee J, Cowie N, Crooks S, Doyle K, Dubois D, Everett T, Fisher R, Hayter M, McKinnon G, Noseworthy D, O’Regan N, Peachey G, Robitaille A, Sullivan M, Tenenbein M, Tremblay M. Simulation-based assessment of anesthesiology residents' competence: development and implementation of the Canadian National Anesthesiology Simulation Curriculum (CanNASC). Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2016; 63(12): 1357-63 
  5. Everett TC, Ng E, Power D, Marsh C, Tolchard S, Shadrina A, Bould MD. The Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) global rating scale is a reliable tool for simulation-based assessment in pediatric anesthesia crisis management. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2013; 23:1117-1123

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