Honour: Dr. Davy Cheng receives Honorary Diploma from Fanshawe College

Congratulations to Dr. Davy Cheng, Acting Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, who received an Honorary Diploma from Fanshawe College, in recognition of his outstanding career and contributions to health care.

Dr. Cheng is recognized as a health care expert and world leader in research, practice and policy in the fields of surgical perioperative and anesthesia care, cardiac surgery and critical care medicine. His pioneering work in fast-track cardiac anesthesia and recovery has established a standard of practice around the world.

Dr. Cheng came to London in 2001, where he served as the Chair/Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph Health Care and Western University for sixteen years.

In London and at the University, Dr. Cheng has helped establish multiple organizations designed to improve health care. He is the founder and Chair of the Evidence-based Perioperative Clinical Outcomes Research Group (EPiCOR) and is the co-founder and Medical Director of the Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity, Clinical Impact (MEDICI) at Western University and London’s teaching hospitals. Dr. Cheng is also the founding Medical Director of the Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit, Critical Care Medicine Division, Department of Medicine at LHSC.

A recipient of numerous awards and honours throughout his career, Dr. Cheng is a member of multiple local, national and international boards and committees. Some of his many accolades include being the first anesthesiologist inducted as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2007. In 2013, he was elected to the World Health Organization’s Global Initiative for Emergency & Essential Surgical Anaesthesia Committee and in 2016 became the President of the Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists.

Currently, Dr. Cheng is the Acting Dean of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and a Distinguished University Professor at Western.

Dr. Cheng was one of nine Honorary Diploma recipients at Fanshawe College’s fall graduation. He was the guest speaker at the November 6 ceremony.