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Big Data/ICES Node

Node Chair: Dr. Chris Vinden, General Surgery

Building upon the existing success of ICES has become a beacon for population based research going on in Department of Surgery and Western. The ICES scholars program and research output has had excellent success but requires new momentum to carry it forward as external funding will soon become a challenge. By facilitating new relationships with partners, we can continue to grow the productivity (publications and external grants) of this Node so that it becomes self-sustaining.

Research Areas that would be Included in this Node:

Population based outcomes research
Joseph Chin

Joseph Chin

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Prostate Cancer Management; Urologic Oncology; Clinical Trials; Alternative Therapies for Prostate Cancer; Image-Guided Prostate Cancer Treatments
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My main research interest is in prostate cancer management for all stages of the disease. Image-guided novel therapies and minimally invasive treatments are the focus of my clinical and translational research.
519-685-8500 ext. 58451
joseph.chin@lhsc.on.ca

Lauren Cipriano

Lauren Cipriano

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Health Economics; Technology Adapation; Decision Modeling; Meta Analysis; Cost Effectivness Analysis
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My research interests focus on the application of statistics, economics, operations research, and systems analysis to health policy problems.
519-661-2111 ext. 84181
lcipriano@ivey.uwo.ca

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Sumit Dave

Sumit Dave

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Minimally Invasive Surgery; Vesicoureteric Reflux; Robotics; Administrative Databases
Biography: Research Overview: ICES, administrative databases Robotic surgery Patient reported outcomes research"
519-685-8500 ext. 57901
sumit.dave@lhsc.on.ca

Chris Doherty

Chris Doherty

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Clinical Outcomes: Large Database
Biography: Reserach Overview: Clinical outcomes and large database research. Topics include peripheral nerve - brachial plexus reconstruction, breast surgery and hand surgery.
519-646-6100 ext. 66274
chris.doherty@sjhc.london.on.ca

Luc Dubois

Luc Dubois

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Aortic Aneurysm; Patient centered outcomes; Wound Healing; Peripheral arterial disease
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: I study vascular diseases, aortic aneuryms, peripheral arterial disease, and focus on developing patient-centered outcomes, systematic reviews, and database research.
519-685-8500 ext. 58161
Luc.Dubois@lhsc.on.ca

Katarina Grolinger

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Big Data; Data Analytics; Machine Learning; Data Management; Sensor Data
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My research aims to make better use of data, extract value from data, and support new data-driven solutions. It includes data analytics (focusing on sensor and clickstream data) and distributed data management. In recent years, the emergence of Big Data has created new opportunities in respect to insight discovery, improved decision making, and process optimization: my work explores techniques for handling these massive data sets.
519-661-2111 ext. 81407
kgroling@uwo.ca

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Pediatric; Surgery; Outcomes
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: Varied research interests. Currently projects looking at surgical outcomes, the effect of motility agents on bowel obstruction. Long term goal is to develop a co morbidity score for pediatric patients.
519-685-8500 ext. 71553
sarah.jones@lhsc.on.ca

Danielle  MacNeil

Danielle MacNeil

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Head and Neck; Functional; Cancer; Outcomes; Survival
Biography: Research Overview: My primary research interests are to determine the factors which result in a delay in diagnosis and treatment of head and neck and to determine how the functional and survival outcomes of head and neck cancer patients can be improved.
519-685-8500 ext. 56400
danielle.macneil@lhsc.on.ca

Neil Merritt

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Pediatric Injury; Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Injury Prevention; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Biography: Research Overview: My research interests are in the field of pediatric trauma where I have already published on costing in Canada, imaging of pediatric trauma patients, analgesia and pediatric trauma as well as injury prevention initiatives in the area of pediatric trauma. I have also published in the area of general pediatric surgery with an interest in quality improvement and patient safety both as it applies to pediatric trauma and pediatric surgery.
519-685-8500 ext. 58454
neil.merritt@lhsc.on.ca

Dave Nagpal

Dave Nagpal

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Mechanical Circulatory Support; Transplantation; Nutrition; Program Development; Quality Improvement
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: I'm interested in improving clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery and critical care medicine, and am particularly interested where these two disciplines intersect. Current areas of work include acute and chronic mechanical circulatory support, ECMO, heart transplantation, nutrition in cardiac and critical illness, atherosclerosis, and program development.
519-685-8500 ext. 38822
davenagpal@gmail.com

Stephen Pautler

Stephen Pautler

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Minimally invasive oncology; Kidney cancer; Robotic surgery; Prostate cancer; Surgical quality assurance
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: After training at NCI/NIH in Bethesda, I returned to Western to develop a minimally-invasive urologic oncology program. I have interests in imaged-guided surgery, robotics, and novel approaches to cancer treatments. Further, surgical quality assessment and cancer system improves have been an interest of mine over the past 5 years.
519-646-6100 ext. 66384
stephen.pautler@sjhc.london.on.ca

Chris Scilley

Chris Scilley

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Surgery
Biography: Research Overview: Surgical Research
519-685-8500 ext. 76755
cscilley@uwo.ca

Chris Vinden

Chris Vinden

Associate Professor

519-685-8500 ext. 58407
chris.vinden@lhsc.on.ca

Kelly Vogt

Kelly Vogt

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Epidemiology; Emergency General Surgery; Trauma; Health Systems; ICES
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My program of research is focused on using multiple methodologies to answer questions relating to the care of the injured patient and/or patients with emergency general surgery conditions.
519-685-8500 ext. 58547
kelly.vogt@lhsc.on.ca

Blayne Welk

Blayne Welk

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Administrative data; Urology; Neurogenic bladder
Biography: Research Overview: Administative data research, neurourology and quality of life
519-646-6100 ext. 66367
blayne.welk@sjhc.london.on.ca