Dr Dillane is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, from where he obtained his medical degree in 1996. Prior to embarking on a career in anesthesiology he completed a Masters degree in pharmacology. He obtained his Fellowship in Anesthesia from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He joined the University of Alberta in 2006 where he completed a Clinical and Research Fellowship in regional anesthesia. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and director of the fellowship program in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. His clinical research interests involve the use of ultrasound in regional anesthesia with a particular focus on education and training techniques. He has taught and led ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in numerous workshops in the United States and Canada for both the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society.