Frances F T Chung, MBBS, FRCPC

Dr. Frances Chung is a Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University Health Network and University of Toronto. She is the ResMed Chair of Anesthesiology, Sleep and Perioperative Medicine. She is a co-founder and past president of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. Also, she is a Past President for the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. 

In total, she has 257 publications with an h-index of 57 and over 11,000 citations. She has presented and lectured at many national and international meetings, including over 400 invited lectures. Her research work has been recognized through multiple awards including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professorship; the Research Recognition Award from the Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society; Research Award from the Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto; Fellow Teaching Award, University Health Network; and the Distinguished Services Award from the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. To celebrate 2017 World Anesthesia Day, her work "High STOP-Bang score indicates a high probability of sleep apnea" ( was chosen to be among the Top 25 Most Important Articles in the History of Anesthesia by British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Dr. Frances Chung’s research interests are in several areas:

  • sleep apnea
  • patient safety
  • monitoring
  • perioperative medicine
  • pain
  • morbid obesity
  • enhanced recovery after surgery
  • nausea and vomiting
  • ambulatory anesthesia

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Anesth Analg. 2019 Jun;128(6):1098-1105
Candiotti KA, Kranke P, Bergese SD, Melson TI, Motsch J, Siddiqui N, Chung F, Rodriguez Y, Minkowitz HS, Ayad SS, Diemunsch P, Fox G
JAMA. 2019 05 14;321(18):1788-1798
Chan MTV, Wang CY, Seet E, Tam S, Lai HY, Chew EFF, Wu WKK, Cheng BCP, Lam CKM, Short TG, Hui DSC, Chung F, Postoperative Vascular Complications in Unrecognized Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) Study Investigators
Anesth Analg. 2019 Mar 07;:
Hershner S, Dauvilliers Y, Chung F, Singh M, Wong J, Gali B, Kakkar R, Mignot E, Thorpy M, Auckley D
Can J Anaesth. 2019 Jan 03;:
An D, Ayob F, Rajaleelan W, Chung F, Wong J
BMJ Open. 2018 Dec 14;8(12):e024086
Gupta K, Nagappa M, Prasad A, Abrahamyan L, Wong J, Weingarten TN, Chung F
Anesth Analg. 2018 Dec 11;:
Hershner S, Kakkar R, Chung F, Singh M, Wong J, Auckley D
Anesthesiology. 2018 Nov 20;:
Habib AS, Kranke P, Bergese SD, Chung F, Ayad S, Siddiqui N, Motsch J, Leiman DG, Melson TI, Diemunsch P, Fox GM, Candiotti KA
Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Dec;36(4):523-538
Subramani Y, Nagappa M, Wong J, Mubashir T, Chung F
Chest. 2018 Oct 22;:
Suen C, Ryan CM, Mubashir T, Ayas N, Abrahamyan L, Wong J, Mokhlesi B, Chung F



Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto
Senior Staff Anesthesiologist, University Health Network-Mount Sinai Hospital