Dr. Simone Schulein is a member of the anesthesia team at Royal Columbian Hospital. She has an interest in cardiac anesthesia, peri-operative echo and obstetric anesthesiology. She completed her fellowships in cardiothoracic anesthesia and intensive care in London and Toronto.

Areas of expertise

  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Intra-operative and procedural transesophageal echo


  • Anesthesiology


Formal education

  • MB ChB –  2003  University of Stellenbosch
  • FCA (SA) –  2010 –  University of Cape Town
  • FRCPC (Anesthesiology) – 2015


  • A randomised comparison of bolus phenylephrine and ephedrine for the management of spinal hypotension in patients with severe preeclampsia and fetal compromise
  • International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (2018)
  • Maternal cardiac output response to colloid preload and vasopressor therapy during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section in patients with severe pre-eclampsia: a randomised, controlled trial Anaesthesia, issue 1 (2018)
  • Clinical utility of B-type natriuretic peptide (NP) in pediatric cardiac surgery - A systematic review, Paediatric Anaesthesia, issue 2 (2015)
  • Exploring the pharmacokinetics of oral ketamine in children undergoing burns procedures, Paediatric Anaesthesia, issue 6 (2011)
  • The long and short of QT intervals, Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia, issue 3 (2010)
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