Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are acceptable as are those available at retailers in our community. Patients going for a procedure where they must remove their mask will be asked to store it with their personal items. If you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner and do not have a mask, one will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

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    Meet the Team

    Our Team

    Our multidisciplinary APS team is comprised of anesthesiologists and registered nurses.


    • Dr. Kennedy, Chief of Anesthesia
    • Dr. Anderson 
    • Dr. Boyle 
    • Dr. Button 
    • Dr. Boscariol 
    • Dr. Costello 
    • Dr. Cote 
    • Dr. Dumais 
    • Dr. Duguay 
    • Dr. Dupuis 
    • Dr. Hick 
    • Dr. Leshchyshyn 
    • Dr. Kennedy 
    • Dr. Madden
    • Dr. Marti
    • Dr. Mathur 
    • Dr. Mireau 
    • Dr. McKecknie 
    • Dr. Nalla 
    • Dr. Noseworthy 
    • Dr. Pulkkinen 
    • Dr. Sharan 
    • Dr. Sloan 
    • Dr. Stewart 
    • Taina Belec, Anesthesia Assistant
    • Dr. Todd 
    • Dr. Hick 
    • Dr. Waide Lambert 
    • Dr. Wayne Lambert 
    • Dr. Wong
    • Dr. Farrell


    Registered Nurse:

    Leah Poryckyj, RN BScN

    Physicians from the department of Anesthesiology rotate through the APS on a weekly basis and work directly with the Registered Nurse to provide patient care.

    Referrals to APS

    Patients are seen by APS on an inpatient referral basis. Patients scheduled for major surgery will be referred to the APS team on a case by case basis.

    The APS team may also be consulted to assist with pain management in trauma patients, procedural analgesia, and persistent post-surgical pain.

    What we do

    The Health Sciences North Acute Pain Service (APS) team consists of anesthesiologists and registered nurses working in collaboration with other healthcare team members, such as pharmacists, other physicians, physiotherapists, etc. The APS provides hospital patients with pain and symptom support and management, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by offering a wide variety of pain management techniques. Our goal is to improve patient comfort, recovery, and satisfaction.

    During the week (Monday-Friday), the APS performs dedicated rounds on all inpatients under APS care. Emergency evening and weekend coverage is provided by on-call anesthesiologists.

    Our Services

    The APS team works to provide hospital patients with pain control in cases of acute pain after surgery and trauma. The APS team determines the type of pain management modalities to be used based on several factors including type of surgery, type of anesthetic and patient needs.