Chris Wherrett, MD

Director-at-Large 2016-2018

Chris Wherrett, MD, FRCPC, is an anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario followed by specialty certification in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He has been practising hyperbaric medicine since co-founding the hospital’s Hyperbaric Medicine Unit in 1996.

His current responsibilities include Treasurer of the Anesthesia Associates of The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Director of the Department Practice Management Educational Program, Department lead and Educator for Infection Control, Department lead for Renal Transplantation, Department lead in Hepatobiliary surgery and clinical trials research, and Airway management group.

Having once been a scuba diver with an interest and appreciation of environmental medicine, he seized the opportunity to expand his skills in anesthesiology and critical illness to include hyperbaric medicine and management of the critically ill hyperbaric patient. Recreationally, he spends more time on the surface of the water kitesurfing than under the water. If not on the water or at work, he can be found riding the trails on his mountain bike.