Dr. David Neilipovitz graduated from the School of Medicine at Queen’s University in 1994. He went on to complete 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. CRI, which was incorporated into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, continues to offer the ACES course and its variants throughout Canada and internationally. The course has helped set the standard for medical simulation education in Canada.
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.