Rita Katznelson, MD

Director at Large 2016-2018

Rita Katznelson, MD FRCPC, is a Staff Anesthesiologist and Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine Unit in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network and an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto. She is one of the co-founders of the Rouge Valley Hyperbaric Medical Center.

She completed her training in Anesthesia in Israel and obtained a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia and pain medicine at the University of Toronto. She has been practicing hyperbaric medicine since 2012. Dr. Katznelson is an author of multiple publications including research clinical reports, editorials and book chapters. She is a recipient of a number of peer reviewed research grants. Her areas of interest include postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction, chronic pain and the therapeutic applications for hyperbaric medicine.