Assistant Professor  |  2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual Plus Health Theme Lead

Gianni Lorello

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Dr. Gianni R. Lorello is a staff anesthesiologist at Toronto Western Hospital – University Health Network and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He was the inaugural Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, and Clinician-Educator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a cross-appointed researcher at the Wilson Centre and an Adjunct Scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute. He is currently a Health Professions Education Research PhD student at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, learning critical social theory at the Wilson Centre. Through national and international collaborations, Dr. Lorello’s research examines disparities within anesthesiology, and more broadly, in medicine. Specifically, he aims at better understanding how a continuum model of gender shifts academic dialogue. He is interested in better understanding the normative performances of gender and sexuality in medicine, considering the plurality of voices, and how social relations structure sex and gender minority physicians' everyday lives.