Professor, Departments of Surgery and Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Intensivist, London Health Sciences Centre
MD, McGill University
Residency/Fellowship Training, McGill and Stanford Universities
Surgical Internship, Bellevue Hospital-New York University Medical Centre
Dr. Richard J. Novick is a consultant cardiac surgeon and intensivist at the London Health Sciences Centre, and a Professor of Surgery and Medicine at Western University. He developed an interest in qualitative research as a result of his decade-long experience as a Royal College examiner, the last five years of which he has served as national chair of the Cardiac Surgery Examination Board. Since October 2012, he has collaborated with Dr. Sayra Cristancho and Dr. Lorelei Lingard in CIHR-funded studies of surgical decision-making during conditions of uncertainty. As part of this overarching project, Dr. Novick is in the midst of a study,using constructivist grounded theory, of consultant surgeon to surgeon collaboration during unanticipated emergency situations in the operating room. The objective of this study is to further develop a taxonomy and framework to facilitate teaching of collaboration during intraoperative emergencies to trainees. Results from this study will potentially have implications for assessing competence of residents and fellows in this area during training, as well as during high stakes national examinations.