Dr. Jennifer Vergel de Dios

vergeldedios-jAssistant Professor
Director, CBME Implementation, Integrated Medical Education


After finishing medical school at the University of Toronto, Dr. Vergel De Dios completed her anesthesia residency at Western University. This was followed by a MEDICI Global Health fellowship with her studies focusing on global maternal mortality and she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics at the University of York in the UK.

As a senior resident, Dr. Vergel De Dios volunteered with the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF) to teach anesthesia residents in Rwanda and completed an internship at the World Health Organization headquarters in their Essential and Emergency Surgery program.

Her global health involvements have included CASIEF and TSAM and she developed the VISPS program in our department.

She was the Competence by Design (CBD) Lead for our department from 2016-2018 and the Director of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) for Postgraduate Medical Education for Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry from 2018-2022.

Honours and Awards

2019 Awards of Excellence: Schulich Faculty Development Award

2019 Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) John Bradley Young Educator Award

2018 Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificiate of Merit Award


Vergel de Dios J, Bainbridge D. Systematizing Safety in the Low-Resource Operating Theater. Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2017; 7(1): 37-41.

Vergel de Dios J, Hanneman K, Friedman SM. Patients who are discharged from the ED with referral to outpatient specialty clinics, but do not complete the referral: demographics, reasons for nonattendance, and barriers to care. Can J Emerg Med. 2008;10(3):265.

Vergel de Dios  J, Varughese T, Taneja R. The patient with sepsis. In: Fuller J, Granton J, McConachie I, editors. Handbook of ICU Therapy. London: Cambridge University Press; 2015. p. 334-47.

Vergel de Dios J, McConachie I. Postoperative deterioration. In: McConachie I, editor. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient. London: Cambridge University Press; 2014. p. 231-44.