Dr. Mithu Sen, MD, FRCPC, D'ABSM

Sen

 

Rank / Affiliations

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Dean of Faculty Equity and Wellness at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Vice Dean (Acting) of Faculty Affair at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry 
  • Chair, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, Physician Health & Wellness Committee
  • Chair, Grants Committee, The Associated Medical Services & Board Member
  • RCPSC, Core Member, Accreditation Committee ( AFC)
  • RCPSC Task For Physician Health & Wellbeing
  • RCPSC, Member, Fellowship Affairs Committee (representing Ontario & Nunavit)
  • Past Director of Education, Canadian Critical Care Society
  • International Conference of Public Health- Planning Committee
  • Association of American Medical Colleges- Member

 

Training

  • DABSM Fellowship Sleep Medicine, Western University
  • FRCPC & ABIM Residency in Adult Respirology and Adult Critical Care Medicine, Western University
  • Fellowship Research, Lawson Health Research
  • FRCPC & ABIM Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Calgary
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, The University of Calgary
  • BSc Honours, (Life Science) Queen’s University at Kingston, Life Sciences

 

Leadership Training

  • Fellowship, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), ELAM® Drexel University of Medicine
  • 2019 Train- the- Trainer in Implicit Bias, The Association of American Medical Colleges, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • 2019 Department of Medicine Course: ”Management Principles for Physicians”, Western University, Ontario, Canada
  • 2018 The 2018 Winter School: Context of Indigenous Culture, Western University, LONDON, Ontario, Canada
  • 2014 Crucial Conversation- Certified Trainer
  • 2009 Influencer, Crucial Confrontations, Crucial Accountability

 

Clinical Interests / Specializations

  • Internal Medicine
  • Respirology
  • Critical Care
  • Sleep Medicine

 

Research Interests 

  • Education
  • Policy 
  • Mentorship
  • Wellness- developed Western/Schulich Faculty Wellness Framework

 

Research Funding

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Awards

  • 2018 Best-in Class; Poster Wellness, Vitality and Satisfaction, AAMC- 2018 Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference
    Best-in-Class Poster; Wellness, Vitality and Satisfaction
    Title: The Implementation of Faculty Wellness Program in a Canadian Medical School, Association of American Medical Colleges, Type: Distinction, International, Missouri, United States
  • 2017 Best-in Class; Poster Wellness, Vitality and Satisfaction, AAMC- 2017 Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference
    Best-in-Class Poster; Wellness, Vitality and Satisfaction
    Title: The Implementation of Faculty Wellness Program in a Canadian Medical School, Association of American Medical Colleges, Type: Distinction, International, Austin, Texas, United States
  • 2016 Best-in Class; Poster Wellness, Vitality and Satisfaction, AAMC- 2016 Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference
    Best-in-Class Poster; Wellness, Vitality and Satisfaction
    Title: The Implementation of Faculty Wellness Program in a Canadian Medical School, Association of American Medical Colleges, Type: Distinction, International, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2015 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Award, Competition of 250 applicants for 25 positions. Only Canadian selected to attend. American Association of Medical Colleges, Participant
  • 2013 Dean’s Award of Excellence, Schulich Excellence in Education Awards (Graduate/Postgraduate) - Schulich Educator Award.  Presented by Dean Michael Strong. Western University, Type: Distinction, Local
  • 2006 American Association of Medical Colleges Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Competition of 250 applicants for 25 positions. Only Canadian selected to attend, American Association of Medical Colleges, Participant
  • 2000 The Dr. Cameron C. Gray Fellowship for Excellence in Respirology

 

Publications

  • Sara Berg: Senior News Writer American Medical Association. 4 steps to creating an effective physician well-being program. American Medical Association - Physician Health. 2019 May 17 American Medical Association, Core Member of Royal College Physician Wellness Task Force, 
  • Sen M1, Jones DL1, Longstaffe M1, Steele MM.. The Development of a Faculty Mentorship Program at a Canadian Medical 
  • Dental School: Policy, Program, and Five Years of Assessment. Internal Medicine Review, 2018 Dec 1; Volume 4, (Issue 12): Page 1-9, Principal Author, 
  • Mithu Sen & Myer H. Kryger. Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of Sleepiness. In:Grippi M, Elias J, Fishman J, Kotloff R, Pack A, Senior R. editor(s). Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. 5th. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2015, Principal Author
  • Frank JR, Snell L, Sherbino J, editors. Ottawa: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; 2015. CanMEDS 2015 Physician Competency Framework. 2015 Oct The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Contributing Author, Invited Member Scholar of Life Long Learning Expert Working Group, Available from: http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/common/documents/canmeds/framework/canmeds_full_framework_e.pdf
  • National Steering Committee on Resident Duty Hours. Fatigue, Risk & Excellence:  Towards a Pan-Canadian Consensus on Resident Duty Hours. 2013 Jun 27 The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Contributing Author, Invited Member of National Steering Committee, Available from: http://www.residentdutyhours.ca/documents/fatigue_risk_and_excellence.pdf
  • Sen M, Young GB. Sleeping well. BMC Med 2013. 11(1):19, Principal Author
  • Faculty Factory podcast- Johns Hopkins University- Interview with Mithu Sen about the concept of the Body-Mind-Spirit framework and its importance in the wellness efforts for the faculty of her institution.  https://facultyfactory.org/making-international-connections-with-the-faculty-factory-podcast/
  • Empowering Women Leaders in Health; Health Care (EWoLiHC), Health Sciences & Indigenous Health- CIHR-October 2018
  • Symposium: Are you ready to move beyond resident duty hours? Launching fatigue risk management in residency education, ICRE, Quebec 2018 

 

 

Research

  • 2018 Jun - present Intensive Care Unit Resident Scheduling (INCURS) trial. Funding Source: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Principal Investigator: C Parshuram. Grant Total: $3,048,525 CAD. Industry Grant: N. Role: Collaborator
  • 2018 Jan - 2019 Feb A Prospective Study on Patients with Traumatic Diffuse Axonal Injury To Examine the Correlation of Tests of Structure and Function with Outcome. Principal Investigator: Teneille Gofton. Industry Grant: N. Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2017 Sep - 2018 Jun Intensive Care Unit Resident Scheduling (INCURS) trial. Funding Source: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Principal Investigator: C Parshuram. Grant Total: $8,300,000 CAD. Industry Grant: N. Role: Independent Researcher- Mid Career Investigator
  • 2016 Mar - 2017 Mar InCURS. Funding Source: CIHR. Principal Investigator: Parshuram C, Piquette D. Grant Total: $100,000 CAD. Industry Grant: N. Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2013 Oct - 2018 Sep Neuroimaging in brain injury. Funding Source: CIHR. Principal Investigator: Adrian Owen. Industry Grant: N. Role: Collaborator
  • 2010 Jan - 2012 Dec Assessment and management of delirium in ICU. Funding Source: Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) Principal Investigator: Sen M. Grant Total: $97,500 CAD. Industry Grant: N. Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2009 - 2012 Sep OSCILLATE. Funding Source: CIHR. Principal Investigator: Co-PI’s - Drs. Maureen Meade & Niall Ferguson. Industry Grant: N. Role: Site Investigator
  • 2007 - 2008 Ventilation and sleep quality in ICU. Funding Source: Ontario Thoracic Society. Principal Investigator: Karen Bosma. Grant Total: $10,000 CAD. Industry Grant: N. Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2007 - 2008 Ventilators and sleep quality in ICU. Funding Source: Lawson Health Research Institute. Principal Investigator: Karen Bosma. Grant Total: $15,071 CAD. Industry Grant: N. Role: Co-Investigator
  • 2007 - 2008 UPPP & OSA. Funding Source: Academic Development Fund New Research and Scholarly Initiative Awards - UWO. Principal Investigator: Rotenberg B. Grant Total: $4,096 CAD. Industry Grant: N. Role: Co-Investigator


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Contact Information

 

London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital

 

Phone: (519) 667-6577

 

Administrative Assistant:  Jasmine Kerslake