Meet the Dean

Dr. Davy Cheng, Acting Dean

Dr. Davy Cheng, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS, CCPE

Acting Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor, Western University


To reach the Acting Dean, contact:
Jessica Jamieson
t. 519.661.2111 x89258
f. 519.850.2357

For general inquiries, please call: 519.661.3459

Mailing address:

Office of the Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Clinical Skills Building, Rm. 3701a
Western University
London, ON N6A 5C1 Canada

Dr. Davy Cheng is Acting Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Distinguished University Professor at Western University in the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine. He also currently serves as the Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Dr. Cheng is recognized as a world expert in perioperative outcomes and resource utilization in cardiac surgery/anesthesia, critical care medicine, and perioperative evidence-based medicine.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Cheng served as the Chair/Chief of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine (2001-2017) and also as Chair of the Committee of Clinical Chairs (2012-2016). He holds a BSc (Hon) in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, an MSc in Biochemistry from Western University, and his MD from the University of Toronto, where he completed his internal medicine internship and anesthesia residency in 1987. Dr. Cheng joined the faculty at the University of Toronto following a Clinical Research Fellowship and a Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining Western in 2001, he was a Professor and Deputy Chief of Anesthesiology at Toronto General Hospital and he also served as Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Program for the University Health Network in Toronto.