Gianluca Bertolizio, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. Pediatric Anesthetist

Pediatric Anesthesia
Fun fact about me 

I am learning downhill longboarding.

I love working with children and their families because 
every day they teach me a new way to be resilient and positive.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Assistant professor, McGill University

Fellow coordinator

Other appointments 

Site Chief, Department of Anesthesia- Shriners Hospital for Children

Community Involvement 

Doctors Without Borders



Faculty of Medicine, Università degli Studi di Parma

Medical Degree 

Faculty of Medicine, Università degli Studi di Parma


Residency in Anesthesia, Università degli Studi di Parma


Pediatric Anesthesia, Montreal Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Boston Children's Hospital


Research interests 

Brain physiology, Pediatric airway, Pain, Virtual Reality, Perioperative anesthesia

Selected publications 

Daniel Sam SJ, Bertolizio G, McHugh T. Airway ultrasound: point of care in children – the time is now. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Mar;30(3):347-352.

Bertolizio G, Otis A, Tam K, Aswar S, Garbin M, Ingelmo P. Multimodal analgesic plan for children undergoing chimeric 14.18 immunotherapy. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 Jan 17.

Garbin M, Portela DA, Bertolizio G, Garcia-Pereira F, Gallastegui A, Otero PE. Description of ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block technique and evaluation of injectate spread in canine cadavers. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2020 Mar;47(2):249-258.

Bertolizio G, Saint-Martin C, Ingelmo P. Cervical instability in patients with trisomy 21: the eternal gamble. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Oct;28(10):830-833.

Montreal Children's Hospital