Guilherme Sant’Anna, MD, Canada
Dr. Sant’Anna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University and a staff neonatologist at McGill University Health Center.
Dr. Sant’Anna is a MD from Brazil and completed his clinical and research training at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Sant’Anna obtained his PhD in Physiology in 2002 in a combined PhD program between Brazil and McGill University. He worked as an associated professor at McMaster University from 2005 to 2009 when he finally returned to McGill to purse a clinical researcher career.
Dr. Sant’Anna’s research interests are in neonatal physiology (respiratory and thermoregulation) and invasive & non-invasive ventilation. He is actually investigating the role of heart rate and respiratory variability in the prediction of extubation failure in extreme preterm infants; and differences in respiratory patterns immediately after extubation while babies are on nasal CPAP, non-invasive ventilation or high flow nasal cannula therapy.
Dr Sant’Anna is also involved in research with infants that suffered from hypoxic-ischemic events and have evidence of encephalopathy. His major interests in this field are measurements of blood flow using Doppler ultrasonography and analysis of biological signals.
Dr Sant’Anna is a member of the SPR and he is funded by the CIHR and the Research Institute at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has also developed several research collaborations at national and international levels.