Announcement: Dr. P. Andrea Lum has been appointed as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs

I am pleased to announce that Dr. P. Andrea Lum has been appointed as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for a five-year term effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024.

Dr. Lum attended Queen’s University before starting medical school at the University of Ottawa and graduating in 1983. She was Chief Resident during her residency from 1984 to 1988 in Diagnostic Radiology. She then completed a Fellowship in body imaging at Vanderbilt University. She returned to Canada in 1989 to practice radiology at Ottawa Civic Hospital.

In 2000, Dr. Lum was recruited to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for her expertise in body CT/MRI imaging as Assistant Professor and served as the Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program; Director of Abdominal Imaging Radiology Resident Training; and Medical Leader of Abdominal Imaging.

She was promoted to Associate Professor and appointed Acting Chair, Medical Imaging in 2008 and appointed to that role in 2009. She became the first city-wide Chief of Diagnostic Radiology in 2011. In this role, she merged the departments of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London becoming the first combined Chair/Chief, Medical Imaging. During this time, Dr. Lum served as Interim Vice-Chair, LHSC Medical Advisory Committee (MAC). In 2016, she was appointed Chair, MAC and Director of Quality Medical Care.

Dr. Lum’s leadership accomplishments include leading physician engagement for the Accreditation Canada 2018 survey when LHSC achieved Exemplary recognition. She is also credited for introducing professional staff quality indicators integrated into LHSC's balanced scorecard at the MAC. She became the first LHSC physician leader to be awarded the Canadian Certified Physician Executive in 2012. Upon re-certifying in 2017, she joined the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Lum has volunteered with and led many associations including the Canadian Association of Radiologists; the Ontario Association of Radiologists', and the Canadian Medical Association. She is currently the Vice-President of the Canadian Radiological Foundation Board and serves on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal Editorial Board; the Medical Women Canada Foundation Awards Committee; and the Physician Provincial Leadership Council of Ontario Hospital Association.

Her current research interests reside with artificial intelligence. She has mentored, coached and sponsored many faculty and leaders throughout Canada.

Dr. Lum has received numerous awards, including the Chair’s Award of Inspiration in 2016 in recognition of exemplary humanitarian efforts and the MAC Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2017 and 2019. In June 2019, Dr. Lum was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Medical Imaging at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

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

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