Maria-Alexandra Petre, MD


Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia

Other appointments 

Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator



Research interests 

I am interested in researching the environmental impact of perioperative services and what modalities we can use to limit the environmental footprint of anesthesia, while maintaining the highest patient safety standards.

Selected publications 

Petre MA, Malherbe S. Environmentally sustainable perioperative medicine: simple strategies for anesthetic practice [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 8]. La médecine périopératoire durable: quelques stratégies simples pour la pratique de l’anesthésie [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 8]. Can J Anaesth. 2020;10.1007/s12630-020-01726-0. doi:10.1007/s12630-020-01726-0

Petre MA, Bahrey L, Levine M, van Rensburg A, Crawford M, Matava CT. Anesthesia environmental sustainability programs-a survey of Canadian department chiefs and residency program directors [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11]. Les programmes de durabilité environnementale en anesthésie – sondage auprès des chefs de département d’anesthésie et des directeurs de programmes de résidence canadiens [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11]. Can J Anaesth. 2020;10.1007/s12630-020-01738-w. doi:10.1007/s12630-020-01738-w

Petre MA, Bahrey L, Levine M, van Rensburg A, Crawford M, Matava C. A national survey on attitudes and barriers on recycling and environmental sustainability efforts among Canadian anesthesiologists: an opportunity for knowledge translation. Enquête nationale sur les attitudes et obstacles envers le recyclage et les efforts pour la protection de l’environnement parmi les anesthésiologistes canadiens : une opportunité de transfert des connaissances. Can J Anaesth. 2019;66(3):272-286. doi:10.1007/s12630-018-01273-9

Riazi S, Kraeva N, Muldoon SM, et al. Malignant hyperthermia and the clinical significance of type-1 ryanodine receptor gene (RYR1) variants: proceedings of the 2013 MHAUS Scientific Conference. Can J Anaesth. 2014;61(11):1040-1049. doi:10.1007/s12630-014-0227-5