Meet The Team
Founder, MD, MHA, FRCPC
Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng (pronounced Kwajo) is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Care and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He also has research positions with Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) & Institut du-savoir Montfort as a Senior Clinician Investigator. Dr. Kyeremanteng clinical practices are with critical care and palliative care both at The Ottawa Hospital & Montfort Hospital.
Dr. Kyeremanteng was born and raised in Edmonton where he did his medical school (University of Alberta, completed in 2005). He and his wife then moved to Ottawa where he did his Internal Medicine residency training (University of Ottawa, completed in 2008). Dr. Kyeremanteng continued his studies by pursuing a joint two-year fellowship program in Palliative Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine (University of Ottawa, completed in June 2010).
Dr. Kyeremanteng’s academic interests are in end of life in the palliative care and critical care settings, and integration of Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit. As well as health services research and cost evaluations. More information regarding his current research interests and projects can be found here.
Professor of performance management at the Telfer School, University of Ottawa, since 2012. Pavel obtained his Ph.D from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His doctoral studies centred on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on activities such as teleworking, telemedicine, e-shopping, e-learning, telebanking and teleleisure.
Professor Andreev's research is focused on modeling and exploring the performance of commercial and non-commercial organizations at the individual, team, and organizational level. He is interested in developing methodologies that enhance healthcare practitioners' care delivery in interdisciplinary healthcare teams. He is also interested in the behavioural aspects behind technology adoption and its impact on personal and social patterns. Other areas of interest include the organization of peer-production (e.g., open source projects), open innovation, social networks, mobility, and healthcare information systems (HIS).
Dr. Dipayan Chaudhuri is completing his third year of internal medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. He completed a Bachelor of Health Science at McMaster University in 2012 and obtained his M.D. in 2015 from McMaster University as well. His research interests include cost-effectiveness analysis, systematic reviews and quality improvement in critical care. He will be pursuing a fellowship in critical care at McMaster University starting summer 2018.
MD, MEng, FRCPC
Dr Gianni D’Egidio is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Program Director for the Adult Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
He graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa in 2006 and then pursued a dual fellowship in General Internal Medicine and Critical Care. Dr. D’Egidio completed a Master’s degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, specifically in Human Factors Engineering (HFE) at the University of Toronto in 2013.
His academic goals are to improve patient safety and system efficiency by applying principles of HFE to healthcare.
Shannon Fernando is an Emergency Medicine and Adult Critical Care Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. He completed medical school at Queen's University in 2014, before moving to the University of Ottawa for postgraduate training. His main research interests are in detection and risk-stratification of patients with infection and sepsis in the Emergency Department, in order to optimize disposition and resource utilization. He also has interests in cardiac arrest, health services, and systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ariel Hendin is a resident in the FRCPC Emergency Medicine Program and is concurrently completing a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, both at the University of Ottawa.
Her academic interests include geriatric medicine, particularly the effects of frailty on outcomes and decision-making, and ways to provide high-quality care at reduced cost. She is also involved in undergraduate medicine teaching, mentorship, and administration.
Dr. Brent Herritt graduated from medical school in Newfoundland in 2015. After, Brent moved to Ottawa to complete his residency in Internal Medicine, followed by pursuing a fellowship in critical care medicine in Ottawa afterwards. Brent's research interests include economic analyses, end of life care, interventions in critically ill patients, and effective health care utilization. Non-research interests include coffee, reading, and travel.
Dr. Kanji is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is also an Associate Professor in the Masters of Pharmacy Program at the University of Montreal and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Kanji completed his degree in Pharmacy at the University of Alberta after which he completed a general practice residency at The Ottawa Hospital. After residency he obtained his Pharm.D. from Wayne State University and then completed a research fellowship in Critical Care at the Detroit Medical Center.
A graduate in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Dr. Craig Kuziemsky joined the Telfer School of Management as Assistant Professor in June 2007. He also has undergraduate degrees in Medical Laboratory Science and Commerce from the University of Alberta. Craig teaches courses in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Master of Science Health Systems programs as well as at the undergraduate level.
Craig's research is developing a novel methodological approach for integrating the diverse information flows and work processes of collaborative healthcare teams. This research will design ICTs to integrate the different healthcare providers who make complex decisions based on different levels of knowledge while they work at different locations.
Professor of Health Informatics at the Telfer School of Management. He is a founding member of the MET Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.
His research interests include computer-interpretable clinical practice guidelines, decision analysis and medical decision making, clinical decision support systems, and computer modeling of interdisciplinary healthcare teams. Dr. Michalowski is currently the Principal Investigator of an NSERC-funded research program. The research aims at making clinical practice guidelines applicable for patients with multiple diseases and developing clinical decision support systems for cross-platform applications. To learn more about this research program, visit www.mobiledss.uOttawa.ca.
Graduated from the School of Medicine at Queen’s University in 1994, and completed his anesthesiology training at the University of Ottawa in 1999, followed by adult critical care medicine training in 2001. He joined the medical staff full-time at The Ottawa Hospital in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care in 2001. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a fellowship in echocardiography in 2006. Dr. Neilipovitz developed the ACES program during his critical care residency. He was one of several founding members of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute (CRI); a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health-care professionals and the improvement of patient care. In 2011 Dr. Neilipovitz was appointed as the Head of the Department of Critical Care at The Ottawa Hospital. He is also the Critical Care Lead for the Champlain LHIN. He is the past Chair of Ontario’s Anesthesiologists, a Section of the Ontario Medical Association.
Dr. Peter Reardon is an Emergency Medicine Resident and Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellow at the University of Ottawa. He received his Bachelor's degree in Science from Queen's University in 2009 prior to attending medical school at Dalhousie University. He completed his MD in 2014. His academic interests include airway management, critical care ultrasound, and machine learning.
Dr. Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor in the University of Ottawa Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine. She received her medical degree in 2007 from the University of Ottawa. She completed her Internal Medicine training and went on to complete fellowship training in Adult Critical Care at the University of Ottawa. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with a specialty in Internal Medicine and a subspecialty in Critical Care Medicine awarded in September of 2012. In 2015, Dr. Rosenberg also completed a Master’s degree in Health Administration through the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Rosenberg’s interests are in the area of knowledge translation, focusing on local implementation of evidence using an interdisciplinary approach. Dr. Rosenberg also actively collaborates in research on quality of care and resource utilization in the ICU.
MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC
Assistant Professor at The Department of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Care, effective May 2017. He completed his MHSc in Community Health and Epidemiology, his MD, his CCFP, and his FRCPC (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) (2012), all at the University of Toronto. He moved to Ottawa to complete research fellowships at the Bruyère Research Institute (BRI), the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). He received his appointments as an Investigator at BRI and as an Associate Scientist at OHRI in 2016, and as an Adjunct Scientist at ICES in 2017. His research focuses on using linked big data at ICES to develop population perspectives on aging and end of life. He currently leads grants that aim to improve the use of long-term care facilities, to improve transitional care for people with dementia, and to build risk-prognostication tools for end-of-life and palliative care. He leads the Bruyère Big Data Research Program. Dr. Tanuseputro also practices family medicine and palliative care, and is involved in provincial and national initiatives aimed at improving care for the aging.
Dr. Thavorn is a Scientist and a Scientific Lead of the Health Economics Unit at the Ottawa Methods Centre at the OHRI. She received her bachelor's in Pharmacy from Chiang Mai University and master's degrees in Pharmacy from Naresuan University, Thailand. She earned a doctoral degree in Health Services Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto.
Laura is an epidemiologist with over fifteen years of public health and research experience. She has worked for governments, research institutes, and non-governmental organizations in the areas of public health surveillance and epidemiology, vaccination campaign planning, community outreach, public health program design, and qualitative and quantitative research which has ranged from community-based participatory research to molecular epidemiology. Her research interests include health equity, marginalized populations, social epidemiology, program science, and global political economy. Through her PhD dissertation, “Behaviours, Networks, and Sequences: HIV Epidemics Among People Who Inject Drugs in Pakistan”, Laura seeks to shift mainstream epidemiological thought by grounding behavioural, social network, and phylogenetic evidence about HIV epidemics in the context of local social, historical, geopolitical, and policy realities.
RN, MScN, CNCC(C), PhD
Assistant professor and co-director of the Nursing Palliative Care Research and Education at the University of Ottawa. Director for the Central Region of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses and active member of the Ottawa Regional Chapter of the Association. As a registered nurse, Brandi’s practice has been primarily focused on adult critical care. She maintains certification in Adult Critical Care through the Canadian Nurses’ Association Certification Program. Brandi has also practiced in Hospice Palliative Care. Her doctoral research explored the development of critical care nursing in Canada over a period of 40+ years.
Her current program of research focuses on the experiences of clinicians (particularly nurses) as they navigate complex health care situations inherent to the critical care environment. The latter includes supporting new nurses and other health care providers as they transition into critical care practice. She has a particular interest in ensuring the provision of good end-of-life care in the critical care environment and as it is situated within the contexts of withdrawal and withholding of life-sustaining measures. She is currently accepting graduate students.
MSc (HRM), MD, FRCPC
Dr. Rochwerg graduated from the University of Ottawa medical school. He did his internal medicine residency and critical care fellowship at McMaster University. He also completed formal research training through the Masters of Health Research Methodology program at McMaster.
Dr. Rochwerg’s main focus of research includes resuscitation medicine and intravenous fluid use in sepsis. He has gained knowledge and expertise in systematic reviews, meta-analysis and network meta-analysis. His other area of focus is clinical practice guideline methodology and he currently works with many international organizations supporting their guideline development projects.
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Dr. Dan McIsaac is an anesthesiologist and scientist focused on improving the care and outcomes of high risk surgical patients. Following his MD at Dalhousie University, Dan completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Ottawa, a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University's TH Chan School of Public Health and a Health Systems Research Fellowship at ICES. As a clinician at The Ottawa Hospital, a Scientist at ICES and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology at uOttawa, Dan leads the Aging Innovations in perioperative Medicine and Surgery (AIMS) research team. His team focuses on patient- and health system-focused research that integrates data science, patient oriented research and clinical trials to develop and evaluate innovative interventions that improve outcomes and provide value. Dan is currently leading three CIHR-funded studies addressing recovery trajectories for older surgical patients, prehabilitation for surgical patients with frailty and safety in analgesia strategies for hip fracture patients.