Dr. Celena Scheede-Bergdahl

Senior Faculty Lecturer / Undergraduate Program Director
Dr. Celena Scheede-Bergdahl
Research areas: 
Exercise Physiology
Contact Information

Kinesiology and Physical Education
475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, QC H2W 1S4

Perioperative Program (POP) 
1650 Cedar Ave,
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4


Email address: 
celena.scheede [at] mcgill.ca

B.Sc.(C'dia), M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Copen.) 

Selected publications: 

Ferreira V, Lawson C, Ekmekjian T, Carli F, Scheede-Bergdahl C, Chevalier. Effects of preoperative nutrition and multimodal prehabilitation on functional capacity and postoperative complications in surgical lung cancer patients: A systematic review.  S.Support Care Cancer. 2021 Oct;29(10):5597-5610.

Ferreira V, Lawson C, Carli F, Scheede-Bergdahl C, Chevalier S. Feasibility of a novel mixed-nutrient supplement in a multimodal prehabilitation intervention for lung cancer patients awaiting surgery: A randomized controlled pilot trial.  Int J Surg. 2021 Sep;93:106079.

Ferreira V, Lawson C, Gillis C, Scheede-Bergdahl C, Chevalier S, Carli F. Malnourished lung cancer patients have poor baseline functional capacity but show greatest improvements with multimodal prehabilitation. Nutr Clin Pract. 2021 Oct;36(5):1011-1019.

Jensen BT, Lauridsen SV, Scheede-Bergdahl C. The Potential of Prehabilitation in Radical Cystectomy Pathways: Where Are We Now? Semin Oncol Nurs. 2021 Feb;37(1):151107.

Carli F, Bousquet-Dion G, Awasthi R, Elsherbini N, Liberman S, Boutros M, Stein B, Charlebois P, Ghitulescu G, Morin N, Jagoe T, Scheede-Bergdahl C, Minnella EM, Fiore JF. Effect of Multimodal Prehabilitation vs Postoperative Rehabilitation on 30-Day Postoperative Complications for Frail Patients Undergoing Resection of Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Jr.JAMA Surg. 2020 Mar 1;155(3):233-242.

Scheede-Bergdahl C, Minnella EM, Carli F.Anaesthesia. Multi-modal prehabilitation: addressing the why, when, what, how, who and where next? 2019 Jan;74 Suppl 1:20-26

Schram A, Ferreira V, Minnella EM, Awasthi R, Carli F, Scheede-Bergdahl, C. In-hospital resistance training to encourage early mobilization for enhanced recovery programs after colorectal cancer surgery: A feasibility study.  C.Eur J Surg Oncol. 2019 Sep;45(9):1592-1597.

Ferreira V, Agnihotram RV, Bergdahl A, van Rooijen SJ, Awasthi R, Carli F, Scheede-Bergdahl C. Maximizing patient adherence to prehabilitation: what do the patients say? Support Care Cancer. 2018 Aug;26(8):2717-2723.

Bousquet-Dion G, Awasthi R, Loiselle SÈ, Minnella EM, Agnihotram RV, Bergdahl A, Carli F, Scheede-Bergdahl C. Evaluation of supervised multimodal prehabilitation programme in cancer patients undergoing colorectal resection: a randomized control trial.  Acta Oncol. 2018 Jun;57(6):849-859.

Carli F, Gillis C, Scheede-Bergdahl C. Promoting a culture of prehabilitation for the surgical cancer patient. Acta Oncol. 2017 Feb;56(2):128-133.

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