null Amal Bessissow, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, MUHC



perioperative medicine • cardiovascular outcomes • six-minute walk test

Research Focus

Perioperative medicine is a growing field. With older and sicker people undergoing surgery, physicians are exposed to challenging new situations that require further research. My research focuses on clinical studies that aim to improve perioperative risk estimation and reduce postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Selected Publications

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  • Minnella, E M, Baldini, G., Le Quang, A T, Bessissow, A, Spicer, J, Carli, F; Prehabilitation in Thoracic Cancer Surgery: From Research to Standard of Care; Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia; 2021; 000:1-10.

  • AlTurki A, Marafi M, Proietti R, Cardinale D, Blackwell R, Dorian P, Bessissow A, Vieira L, Greiss I, Essebag V, Healey JS, Huynh T. (2020) Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events Associated With Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Noncardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis; Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol; 13(1):e007437.

  • Francesco Carli, Amal Bessissow, Rashami Awashi, Sender Liberman. (2020) Modern Muldisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Care in the Elderly: Striking a Balance Between Cancer Treatment and Patient-centered Care. European Journal of Surgical Oncology; article in press.

  • Pavel S. Roshanov, Tej Sheth, Emmanuelle Duceppe, Vikas Tandon, Amal Bessissow, Matthew T. V. Chan, Craig Butler, Benjamin J. W. Chow, James S. Khan, P. J. Devereaux. (2019) Relationship between Perioperative Hypotension and Perioperative Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Major Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology; 130:756–66.

  • Christopher Reid, Ahmed AlTurki, Andrew Yan, Derek So, Dennis Ko, Jean-Francois Tanguay, Amal Bessissow, Shamir Mehta, MD,MSC; Shaun Goodman, Thao Huynh. (2019). Type 2 Myocardial Infarction: a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies with a Focus on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy. American Heart Journal.