Dr. Mithu Sen appointed Acting Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mithu Sen as Acting Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. This will be in addition to her current role as Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness.

Dr. Sen graduated from Queen’s University with a BSc First Class Honors in 1991. She completed medical school at the University of Calgary in 1995, and continued in Calgary to complete her Internal Medicine Residency. She completed her fellowships in Respirology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. 

In 2003, Dr. Sen joined the Divisions of Respirology and Critical Care Medicine, in the Department of Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry as an Assistant Professor. She has been involved in undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development since 2004. In 2010 she was promoted to Associate Professor. She has served as director of Undergraduate Education, Postgraduate Education, Program Director in Critical Medicine (Adult), and the founding Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Review Course. She has been the inaugural Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness since 2014. She has been the Chair of the Mentorship Oversight Committee and established and chairs the Faculty Affairs Advisory Committee and the Faculty Wellness Committee. Her work led the creation of an international award-winning Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Faculty Wellness Program at our school in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Dr. Sen serves on The Associated Medical Service Board of Directors, which oversees many aspects of education nationally including the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine and the AMS Phoenix Project and is the Chair of the AMS Grants Committee. She is an experienced Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) appointed external surveyor for postgraduate training programs nationally. She serves on the Fellowship Affairs Committee of the RCPSC Dr. Sen also served on the Board of Directors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Professional Staff Organization, and was the President, and Medical Advisory Committee member, as well as Chair of LHSC Resuscitation Committee.

Dr. Sen was elected to the Chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Physician Health and Wellness Group, bringing undergraduate, postgraduate, and faculty affairs work in this area and leading this initiative nationally. She serves on The RCPSC Specialty (Nucleus) Committee and is the Director of Education for The Canadian Critical Care Society. She was the Chair of the Ontario Thoracic Society Better Breathing Conference in 2016 and has also been an instructor for Crucial Conversations (VitalSmarts) for a decade.

Dr. Sen was the recipient of The Cameron Gray Award, Ontario Thoracic Society in 2000, the Junior Teaching Award of Excellence in the Department of Medicine in 2008, and the Dean’s Award of Excellence for Postgraduate Education in 2013.She received the Association of American Medical Colleges Best in Class international award from 2016 to 2018 for her leadership at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in faculty vitality, resilience, and work life integration.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Sen on her appointment.

Davy Cheng,
Dean (Acting), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor & EPICOR Research Chair
Western University, London, Canada