McMaster University

McMaster University

Dr. Norman Buckley

Norman Buckley


Chair, Department of Anesthesia
Professor, Department of Anesthesia
Scientific Director, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care
Director, Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre


Dr. Buckley's particular interests are pain, both acute and chronic. He has been extensively involved in the development and organization of the acute post operative pain service for adult and pediatric patients, and the pediatric sedation services. His clinical practice is divided between chronic pain management and anesthesia at McMaster University, with an interest in pediatric practice.

The mission of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care is to understand the underlying mechanisms of chronic pain in order to develop better prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies. As Director of the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre, Dr. Buckley's work focusses on improving the management of chronic pain through the dissemination of best practice information and guidelines for managing pain.

Professional Qualifications

FRCPC, Anesthesia, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Publications & Trials

Academic & Clinical Interests

  • Post-Operative Pain Management
  • Perioperative Nausea & Vomiting (PONV)
  • Pediatric Sedation for Radiology
  • Memory & Awareness during Anesthesia
  • Radiology Sedation


Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 75166

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