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Dr. Jon Gamble MD, FRCPC Faculty, Anesthesiology

About Dr. Jon Gamble

Before joining the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Gamble held fellowships in both Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Alberta. He has an MD (with Great Distinction) and a B.Sc. Double Honours (Biochemistry and Microbiology) both from the University of Saskatchewan.

Current Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Graduate Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Saskatoon Regional Health Authority
  • Staff Pediatric Intensivist, Alberta Health Authority
  • Scientific Chair, Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society

Postgraduate training and appointments:

  • July 2007 - June 2009: Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow – University of Alberta
  • July 2007 – June 2009: Pediatric Critical Care Fellow – University of Alberta
  • July 2006 - June 2007: Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • July 2002-June 2007: Resident, Anesthesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Critical Care
  • Research

Selected Publications

  • F Magistris, S Kojic, J O’Brien, J Gamble. Canada: over-pressurized. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie 66 (2), 241-242. 2019
  • JJ Gamble, R Bowen, L Balbuena. In reply: Should we ever stop clinical trials for efficacy? Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie 65 (11), 1267-1268. 2018
  • MJ Lucy, JJ Gamble, A Peeling, JTH Lam, L Balbuena. Artificial ventilation during transport: A randomized crossover study of manual resuscitators with comparison to mechanical ventilators in a simulation model. Pediatric Anesthesia 28 (9), 788-794. 2018
  • JJ Gamble, H Bi, R Bowen, G Weisgerber, R Sanjanwala, R Prasad. Ketamine-based anesthesia improves electroconvulsive therapy outcomes: a randomized-controlled study. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, 1-11 (5) 2018
  • F Magistris, J Gamble. Malignant Hyperthermia in a Morbidly Obese Patient Depletes Community Dantrolene Resources: A Case Report. A&A Practice 9 (9), 251-253. 2017
  • ECK Li, LD Balbuena, JJ Gamble. Evaluation of Nitrous Oxide in the Gas Mixture for Anesthesia II (ENIGMA II) Revisited: Patients Still Vomiting. Anesthesiology: The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists 127 2017
  • S Hoda, JM O'Brien, J Gamble.  Intractable seizures in a toddler after application of an over-the-counter local anesthetic cream. CMAJ 188 (14), 1030. 2016
  • JJ Gamble, IA Chan. Reply to I deno, S atoshi; S eki, H iroyuki; M orisaki, H iroshi, regarding their comment ‘Consider an additional pressure‐relief port before we abandon the use of the wall source oxygen. Pediatric Anesthesia 26 (7), 769-771. 2016
  • A Peeling, J Gamble, W McKay, C Durr, J O'Brien. A comparison of methods used to secure pediatric endotracheal tubes. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 63 (Suppl 1), S272. 2016
  • MJ Lucy, J Gamble, A Peeling, J Lam. Artificial ventilation in a simulated pediatric transport model. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 63 (Suppl 1), S199. 2016
  • IA Chan, JJ Gamble. Tension pneumothorax during flexible bronchoscopy in a nonintubated infant. Pediatric Anesthesia 26 (4), 452-454. 2016
  • FN Munshey, JJ Gamble, WP McKay. Modified pediatric Magill forceps effect on nasal intubation time.  Pediatric Anesthesia 26, 221-226. 2016
  • J Gamble, W McKay, GA Miller, B Ambros, H Gill, M Gerard, MV Carrozzo. Blood Pressure Does Not Reflect Cardiac Output Over a Wide Range of Hemodynamic Conditions. ASA Annual Meeting. 2016
  • J Gamble, H Bi, R Bowen, L Balbuena, G Weisgerber, M Renuka-Prasad. Ketamine Based Anesthesia Improves Electroconvulsive Therapy Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Study. Anesthesiology. 2016
  • F Munshey, J Gamble, W McKay. Pediatric modified Magill Forceps affect on nasal intubation time.  Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 62 (Suppl 1), S233. 2015
  • KA Fedoruk, A Vasquez, J Gamble, G Miller. Prophylaxis of postoperative vomiting in children with dextrose. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 62 (Suppl 1), S222. 2015
  • E McNair, JA Marcoux, C Bally, J Gamble, D Thomson. Bivalirudin as an adjunctive anticoagulant to heparin in the treatment of heparin resistance during cardiopulmonary bypass-assisted cardiac surgery. Perfusion 31 (3), 189-199 2015
  • J Gamble, W McKay, B Ambros, G Miller, A Vasquez, HS Gill, M Gerrard .A Comparison of Three Less Invasive Monitors of Cardiac Output Under Varied Hemodynamic Conditions. ASA Annual Meeting 2015
  • JJ Gamble, WP McKay, AF Wang, KA Yip, JM O'brien, CE Plewes. Three‐finger tracheal palpation to guide endotracheal tube depth in children. Pediatric Anesthesia 24 (10), 1050-1055. 2014
  • JJ Gamble, B Ambros, P Séguin, P Benmansour, E Simko.  Stimulating thoracic epidural placement via a lumbar approach causes significant spinal cord damage in a porcine model. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie 61 (4), 306-311. 2014
  • J Gamble, W McKay, J O'Brien, A Wang, A Frost, J Cowen, B Kushneriuk. A Comparison of Six Endotracheal Tube Adhesive Stabilization Methods in a Live Pediatric Dermal Model. ASA Annual Meeting. 2014
  • J Gamble. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children–Fifth Edition
  • Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie 60 (12), 1284-1285 2013
  • E McNair, W McKay, AM Qureshi, M Rosin, J Gamble, G Dalshaug. Outcomes and biochemical parameters following cardiac surgery: effects of transfusion of residual blood. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 27 (6), 1174-1180. 2013
  • J Gamble, B Ambros, P Seguin, P Benmansour, E Simko. Thoracic epidural insertion via a lumbar approach in a porcine model. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 60 (Suppl 1), S14 2013
  • J Gamble, M Raazi, R Perverseff. A Canadian anesthesia practice survey of idiopathic scoliosis repair. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 60 (Suppl 1), S12 2013
  • J Gamble, WP McKay, J O'Brien, A Wang, K Yip, M Raazi, C Plewes. Tracheal palpation to guide endotracheal tube depth in pediatrics. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 60 (Suppl 1), S10 2013
  • M Lucy, J Gamble. Positive-pressure ventilation suring transport: a randomized crossover study of self-inflating and flow-inflating resuscitators. Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Annual Meeting 60 (Suppl 1), S61 2013
  • C Gamble, J Gamble, R Seal, RB Wright, S Ali. Bispectral analysis during procedural sedation in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatric emergency care 28 (10), 1003-1008 16 2012
  • AR Joffe, JJ Gamble. Commentary on ‘Corticosteroids for the prevention and treatment of post‐extubation stridor in neonates, children and adults’ Evidence‐Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal 3 (4), 1148-1150