Dr. Steven Dain

Associate Professor



Steven Dain MD, FRCPC is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada.  He practices clinical anesthesia at University Hospital of the London Health Sciences Centre and at St Josephs’ Healthcare London where he is the Director of Anesthesia Informatics.

In 2001 Dr. Dain was a recipient of a US National Library of Medicine Scholarship in Health Informatics at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. 

For over 15 years, Dr. Dain has participated in the writing and development of Canadian National and International Standards for medical equipment and design and construction of healthcare facilities.  He is currently the Chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee for the International Organization for Standardization ISO/TC121 - Anaesthetic Equipment and Medical Breathing Machines, 2 other CSA Committees and a member of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Standards of Care Committee and Patient Safety Committee

In 2008 he was been appointed as Chair of ISO Technical Committee 121, Subcommittee 4 Anesthesia Vocabulary.  Dr. Dain is a member of the International Healthcare Terminology Standards Development Organization SNOMED CT Anesthesia Special Interest Group, a member of the Canadian Standards Association Healthcare Technology Steering Committee and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Innovation Advisory Committee.

For the past two years, Dr. Dain has participated in the IHE (Integrating the Health Enterprise) Patient Care Devices Committee, developing medical device communications protocol for anesthesia equipment and critical care ventilators.

Dr. Dain is a collaborator in the MD Plug and Play Interoperability Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital / CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) in Cambridge, MA, and is setting up a Canadian Lab with the Embedded Software Group, Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

In the 2012/13 Academic year, he will be presenting lectures in the UWO Medical Health Informatics 4100F - Health Informatics and Computer Science 2124A/B - Introduction to Medical Computing courses.

Dr. Dain lectures widely on his particular interests of Anesthesia Technology, Usability Engineering, Medical Alarm Systems, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Design and construction of Healthcare Facilities, Acute Pain, E-Learning and Health Informatics.