Dr. Giselle Villar

Speaker / Influencer


    (604) 971-0855


    1082 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4, Canada

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    Dr. Giselle Villar is a specialist physician and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who is certified in non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
    She has over twenty years of experience in anesthesiology. She is actively involved with residency teaching and she participates in several Committees at University and Hospital levels. She is often presenting lectures in national and international anesthesiology conferences. As an anesthesiologist, she performs invasive procedures that require the highest level of clinical skills, focusing on excellence in patient care and safety. Since 2011, she has expanded her distinguished career by pursuing a life-long interest and personal passion in aesthetic medicine.

    Previous Speaker Activities

    RSVP Aesthetic Medicine Academy - Founder and Instructor (since 2024): Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers Course

    Lectures and Presentations

    February 2010 – General Anesthesia for C-Section – Whistler Anesthesiology Summit 
    Canadian Anesthesiology Society (CAS): 
    June 28, 2009 – Case Discussion – Neurological Complications after Labour and Delivery 
    June 28, 2011 – Case Discussion – Obstetric Anesthesia and Substance Abuse 
    June 18, 2012 – Case Discussion – Management of ECV in a Paraplegic Patient 
    June 21, 2015 – Poster Discussion – Obstetric Anesthesia Section 
    June 27, 2016 : Presenter: Postpartum Hemorrhage and Massive Transfusion Protocols – An Evidence-based Conversation. 
    June 24 2017: PBLD – Obstetric anesthesia in Severe Pre-eclampsia 
    October 19, 2012 – “Give Me the Drugs, Nurse” Effective Use of Medication in Labour – Champions for Change – Power to Push Campaign. BCWH, Vancouver, BC. 
    May 12, 2011 – Turning the Tide – Conference – Vancouver, BC. What is the Optimal Use of Epidurals during Labour? 
    March 2013 – Hospital Santa Joana Annual Obstetric Anesthesia Conference – Sao Paulo – Brazil – Obtaining Consent for Labour Epidural Analgesia – Debate with Dr. Joanne Douglas. 
    March 2017 - Hospital Santa Joana Annual Obstetric Anesthesia Conference – Sao Paulo – Brazil - Workshop – Humanizing Birth – Skin to Skin protocol after Birth. 
    March 23, 2018 – Workshop –simulation scenario– “What does the patient want” – Hospital Santa Joana Obstetric Anesthesia Conference – Sao Paulo – Brazil 
    March 24, 2018 – Use of Anticoagulants and neuraxial anesthesia in obstetric patients – New guidelines - Hospital Santa Joana Annual International Obstetric Anesthesia Conference – Sao Paulo – Brazil 
    CAS – June 20, 2015 – “The Brain and Anesthesia” Debate: Opioids routinely before cord clamping in cesarean under general anesthesia. Presenters: Dr. Roshan Fernando and Dr. Christian Loubert. 
    CAS – June 22, 2015 – Epidural Management for Emergency C-Section Delivery: where, when and with what. Dr. Roshan Fernando. 
    CAS – June 24, 2016 – “Strategies to optimize C-Section Analgesia in Breastfeeding Parturient.” Dr. Brendan Carvalho. 


    Residency teaching/training:  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Current Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examiner (RCPSC Anesthesiology Examining Board) – since 2019. 
    Current Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA) residency program OB anesthesia site coordinator 
    CARMS Anesthesiology UBC Selection Committee – since 2018. 
    Royal College exams practice – MOC oral exams since 2008. 
    Portfolio evaluations – CANMEDs roles – anesthesia residents from 1st and 5th years 
    MCCQE2 examinations – examiner for seven years 
    IMG training – PEPUA sessions and CESPA review sessions – examinations – 2016 and 2017( Review of RCPSC Anesthesia topics and MOC oral RCPSC practice sessions for IMGs). 
    NAC ( National Assessment Collaboration) OSCEs examiner since 2014 


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