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About - Arnold Tweed



Medical Career: I graduated MD from the University of Manitoba in 1964 and obtained the FRCP(C) in Anesthesia in 1971.  During my career I have held senior academic and hospital appointments at the University of Manitoba, University of Western Ontario, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the UHN of the University of Toronto. In 2007 I retired as Professor Emeritus. My international experience has also included visiting Professorships at universities in many parts of the world including, Singapore, Nepal, Republic of China and Pakistan.  I have been a member of several professional societies and was an Examiner in Anesthesia for the RCPS of Canada and Member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. My scientific contributions include about 80 publications in refereed journals and book chapters in areas of General Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Cerebral Blood Flow, Cardiovascular Resuscitation and Medical Education. During my active career my clinical interests were anesthesia for transplantation, neurosurgery and cardio-thoracic surgery and intensive care. Since 2007 I have done locums in several Canadian provinces and in New Zealand and am now retired in Toronto, Canada.

My current interests are travel, reading and writing short stories about unusual medical events and the remarkable patients I have encountered.


Further biographical information and publications can be found on the following sites:

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario: Department Chairs of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine.                                                                                                       <>

Article from the Ottawa Citizen,1976. about resuscitation after accidental hypothermia. Thanks to the persistence of my colleagues, especially Gerry Bristow, this boy recovered. It was at the time the longest known case of cardiac arrest with complete recovery and one of the most satisfactory of my career. It was also reported in the Can Med Ass J. 1977 Aug 6; 117(3):247-9

For a list of publications please go to PubMed at the following URL and search “Tweed WA (81 publications with various co-authors) and Tweed A (one publication with Cote, Lou, Gregory and Wade)”.