Dr. Chidam Yegappan is a cardiac anesthesiologist and intensivist with the Department of Anesthesia, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Dr. Yegappan graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School in 2005. Following this, he completed his anesthesia residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2010.
After his residency training, Dr. Yegappan completed fellowships in critical care medicine and cardiac anesthesia at the University of Ottawa and went on to work in anesthesia and critical care at Eastern Health, in Newfoundland. Concurrently, Dr. Yegappan also worked with the Memorial University of Newfoundland postgraduate residency programs providing lectures to medical students and residents with various backgrounds.
Dr. Yegappan’s clinical responsibilities revolve around the perioperative care of cardiac surgical and interventional patients undergoing anesthesia at the Heart Institute along with their subsequent management in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He is particularly interested in mechanical circulatory support and the growing role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in critically ill patients.
In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Yegappan is interested in medical education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.