Faculty Members

Dr. Ramona Kearney

Associate Dean/PGME, Professor

Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Division of Pediatric Anesthesia
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About Me

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine University of Alberta Dr Kearney completed her undergraduate education at Memorial University of Newfoundland and her residency in Anesthesia at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Following a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, she returned to Canada and in 1992 joined the University of Alberta. She assumed the position of Program Director for the residency program in 1994. Since then she has chaired the Royal College examination committee in anesthesiology and served on the College's evaluation committee. She obtained a Master's degree medical education with a focus on professionalism in anesthesiology as her thesis. She led the faculty development initiative in problem based learning for the undergraduate program at the U of A and returned to the position of program director for several years prior to being chosen for her current role - associate dean for postgraduate education.


  1. Paslawski, T., Kearney, R., White, J. (2014). Measuring the Effectiveness of Faculty Facilitation in Problem-Based Learning in a Medical School. Creative Education, 5, 164-170.

  2. J. White, T. Paslawski, R. Kearney. “Discovery Learning”: An account of rapid curriculum in response to accreditation. 2013.

  3. T. Paslawski, R. Kearney, J. White. Recruitment and Retention of tutors in problem-based learning: why teachers in medical education tutor. CMEJ 2013, 4(1) e1-e10. 

  4. Kearney R.A, Lee S.Y, Skakun E.N, Tyrrell D.L. The Research Productivity of Canadian physicians: how the timing of obtaining a PhD has an influence. Acad Med. 2007 Mar: 82(3):310-5.

  5. Nakatsuka N, Minogue S.C, Lim J, Montgomery C.J, Court CA, Malherbe S, Csanyi-Fritz Y, Kearney R.A, Phillips L, Reid K, Kingsley J, Ansermino J.M. Intravenous nalbuphine 50 mcg/kg is ineffective for opioid-induced pruritus in pediatrics. Can J Anesth 53(11):1103-10, 2006.

  6. Kearney R.A. Defining Professionalism in Anesthesia. Med Educ: 39, 769-76, 2005.