Dr. Michelle Clunie MD, FRCPC Assistant Professor Anesthesiology

Royal University Hospital G525
103 Hospital Drive Saskatoon SK


Originally from Saskatchewan, Dr. Michelle Clunie received her MD from the University of Saskatchewan, completing a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. Before taking up practice in the Department of Anesthesiology in Saskatoon in 2002, Dr. Clunie, received her FRCP in Anesthesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Clunie is currently the Saskatoon Division Lead in Cardiac Anesthesiology.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Clunie specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology and Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). She continues to spearhead the clinical use, training and research on POCUS. Her research areas also include Medical Education, Cardiac Anesthesiology, and Gender Equality in Medical Care, Education, Leadership, and Institutions.

Selected Publications


  • The development of a provincial multidisciplinary framework of consensus-based standards for Point of Care Ultrasound at the University of Saskatchewan. P Olszynski, DJ Kim, IWY Ma, M Clunie, P Lambos, et al. The Ultrasound Journal 11 (1), 28, 2019.


  • Peripheral venous pressure predicts central venous pressure poorly in pediatric patients. CCP Leipoldt, WPS McKay, M Clunie, G Miller. Canadian journal of anesthesia. 53 (12), 1207-1212, 2006. 
  • Psychiatric side effects of indomethacin in parturients. M Clunie, LA Crone, L Klassen, R Yip. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 50 (6), 586-588, 2003.