null Francesco Carli, MD, MPhil, FRCA, FRCPC

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital site

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

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



metabolism • postoperative recovery

Research Focus

My research focuses on metabolic changes associated with surgery and the impact of perioperative interventions (regional analgesia, nutrition, hormones, exercise) on postoperative recovery, on the evaluation of functional outcome measures during the surgical recovery process and on the prehabilitation of surgical patients.

Selected Publications

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  • Gillis C, Li C, Lee L, Awasthi R, Augustin B, Gamsa A, Liberman AS, Stein B, Charlebois P, Feldman LS, Carli F. Prehabilitation versus rehabilitation: a randomized control trial in patients undergoing colorectal resection for cancer. Anesthesiology. 2014 Nov;121(5):937-47. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000393. PMID: 25076007.

  • Vlatković N, Chang SH, Boyd MT. Janus-faces of NME-oncoprotein interactions. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2015 Feb;388(2):175-87. doi: 10.1007/s00210-014-1062-5. Epub 2014 Nov 1. PMID: 25366701.

  • Carli F, Awasthi R, Gillis C, Kassouf W. Optimizing a frail elderly patient for radical cystectomy with a prehabilitation program. Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Nov;8(11-12):E884-7. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.2025. PMID: 25485023.

  • Carli F, Scheede-Bergdahl C. Prehabilitation to enhance perioperative care. Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Mar;33(1):17-33. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2014.11.002. Epub 2015 Jan 9. PMID: 25701926.

  • Suh YJ, Hong YJ, Lee HJ, Hur J, Kim YJ, Hong SR, Kim TH, Seo JS, Yoo KJ, Chang HJ, Choi BW. Accuracy of CT for Selecting Candidates for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Combination with the SYNTAX Score. Radiology. 2015 Aug;276(2):390-9. doi: 10.1148/radiol.15141216. Epub 2015 Mar 10. PMID: 25759967.