Harsha Shanthanna

Health Sciences
  • 905-521-6019
  • shanthh@mcmaster.ca


Aging puts patients at risk of several disadvantages and challenges. As an anesthesiologist and pain physician, I am interested in looking at interventions that improve pain care of older adults around the time of surgery and for chronic pain. I am also interested in better understanding of these challenges in pain management as they relate to daily functions and quality of life for older adults.


  • Professor
  • Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Member, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care (MGD-IPRC), Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Professor, Anesthesia, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Associate Member, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Associate Member, Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Associate Member, Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


  • MBBS
  • MSc, McMaster University
  • PhD, McMaster University
  • MD, Shivaji University

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