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Patient Centered Research Node

Node Co-Chairs: Dr. Chris Bailey, Orthopedic Surgery and Dr. Sarah Jones, Pediatric Surgery

This area of research which includes quality assurance and patient outcomes is becoming increasingly important with QBP funding models and Ministry of Heath metrics on outcomes from each of our Divisions. Many individuals within the Department of Surgery already carry out research in these specific areas but their expertise could be better shared and utilized within a larger Node so as to generate a greater benefit.  This Node becomes increasingly important as research is produced from the other Nodes and eventually leads to the bedside.  Working with new partners as well as the Innovation Fellows program, ideas should eventually be guided into this Node.

Research Areas that would be Included in this Node:

UPCOMING NODE MEETING: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6 PM in the Level 7 Amphitheatre (Zone E), London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital. All are welcome to attend.
Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Spine; Surgery; Outcomes
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: I reserach patient outcomes in spine care, more specifically spine surgical care. My research includes RCTs, prospective, and retrospective methodology. I participate in a number of multi-centre research networks including the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury network and Canadian Spine Outcome and Research Network (Canadian Spine Society).
519-685-8500 ext. 55358
chris.bailey@lhsc.on.ca

Dianne Bryant

Dianne Bryant

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Methodology ; Clinical epidemiology ; Study design; eHealth; Interventions
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: Development/evaluation of novel study designs to overcome barriers to conducting research in clinical settings; Evaluation of rehabilitative and surgical interventions; Development/evaluation of measurement instruments/outcomes.
519-685-8500 ext. 34478
dianne.bryant@uwo.ca

Andreana Butter

Andreana Butter

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Minimally invasive surgery; Robotic surgery; Surgical education; Chest wall anomalies
Biography: Research Overview: Clinically relevant research in many areas of pediatric surgery. Basic science research in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Surgical education research that is focused on both medical students (undergraduate) and residents.
519-685-8500 ext. 58401
andreana.butter@lhsc.on.ca

Audra Duncan

Audra Duncan

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Outcomes; Aortic aneurysm; Complex open aortic reconstruction; Ruptured aneurysms; Patient centred
Biography: Research Overview: Outcomes of aortic disease treatment (occlusive disease, dissection, aneurysm) with complex open repair in the era of endovascular management, training of future aortic surgeons, outcomes of ruptured aneurysms and acute aortic syndromes.
519-685-8500 ext. 75433
Audra.Duncan@lhsc.on.ca

Daryl Gray

Daryl Gray

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Post-op Pain; Quality control; Trauma; Acute Care Surgery
Biography: Research Overview: Surgical care. Quality improvement in surgical care.
519-685-8500 ext. 76583
daryl.gray@lhsc.on.ca

Ruby Grewal

Ruby Grewal

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Disorders of the Upper Extremity' Patient Centered Research
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My research focus is on disorders of the upper extremity, mainly hand, wrist and elbow, with a focus on patient centered research.
519-646-6100 ext. 66286
rgrewa@uwo.ca

Jonathan Izawa

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Bladder cancer; Biomarkers; Prostate cancer outcomes research; Prostate imaging
Biography: Research Overview: Outcomes, biomarkers and imaging in bladder and prostate cancer.
519-685-8500 ext. 58550
jonathan.izawa@lhsc.on.ca

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Paediatric; 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

Peeyush Lala

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Placenta; Breast Cancer
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: I am interested in cellular and molecular mechanisms in breast cancer progression ,and identification of novel therapeutic targets; cellular and molecular mechanisms in human placental development in health and disease.
Brent Lanting

Brent Lanting

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Tribology; Arthroplasty; Enhanced recovery: Biomechanics; Physiologic
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: Performing research to be applied to clinical scenarios using biomechanics, advanced imaging, patient measurable, wearable technology, implant retrieval analysis, prospective and retrospective patient outcome analysis.
519-685-8500 ext. 33335
brent.lanting@lhsc.on.ca

Steven Latosinsky

Steven Latosinsky

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Health Services Research; Surgery; ICES ; Cancer Screening; Oncology
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: Health Services Research particularly in oncology.
519-685-8500 ext. 58740
steven.latosinsky@lhsc.on.ca

Ken Leslie

Ken Leslie

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Outcomes research
Biography: Research Overview: Outcomes based research.
519-685-8500 ext. 76778
ken.leslie@lhsc.on.ca

Robert Litchfield

Robert Litchfield

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Shoulder; Knee; Sport medicine; Ligament injury; Osteoarthritis
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My primary research focus has been in the area of clinical outcomes research in the area(s) of knee and shoulder sport medicine and reconstruction.
519-661-2111 ext.87503
rlitchf@uwo.ca

Joy MacDermid

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Musculoskeletal; Clinical epidemiology; Work; Pain; Outcome measurement
Teaching: Currenty Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: Develop and test useful and valid measures of MSK symptoms and work role function. Identify modifiable biologic, psychosocial and environmental risk factors; and test how these are mediated by sex/gender, MSK health interventions. Test workplace, surgical and rehabilitation interventions that optimize function. Conduct knowledge translation research that guides efficient and effective implementation.
519-646-6100 ext. 64636
jmacderm@uwo.ca

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Steven MacDonald

Steven MacDonald

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Arthroplasty; Clinical trials; Hip: Knee
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: Clinical trials and outcomes in total joint arthroplasty.
519-685-8500 ext. 33689
steven.macdonald@lhsc.on.ca

Richard Malthaner

Richard Malthaner

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Robotic surgery; Thoracic surgery; Outcome; Minimally invasive image guided
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My research is focused on translating minimally invasive robot assisted technologies developed at CSTAR into clinical practice. One of the most promising treatment options is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the direct placement of therapeutic agents into lung cancers via robotic assistance. This innovative treatment avoids major surgery, systemic chemotherapy, and conventional radiation, and allows for the precise, consistent and safe placement of therapeutic agents. The research is focused on the development of a small, low-cost, safe and versatile minimally invasive robot assisted system for tumour ablation therapies (MIRATAT).

Damir Matic

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Cleft lip and palate; Fat grafting; Surgical education; Muskuloskeletal growth ; Facial Nerve palsy
Biography: Research Overview: I am currently involved in a multicentered trial looking at cleft lip and palate outcomes as well as quality assurance. I am also involved in development of curricula for trauma directed at practicing surgeons which also involved medical education research projects.
519-685-8500 ext. 58557
damir.matic@lhsc.on.ca

Tina Mele

Tina Mele

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Sepsis; Failure to rescue; Early warning systems; Acute care surgery; Clostridium difficile infections
Biography: Research Overview: My research focuses on patients with severe infections to potentially identify treatment strategies to improve outcomes.
519-685-8500 ext. 33970
tina.mele@lhsc.on.ca

Douglas Naudie

Douglas Naudie

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Orthopaedics; RSA; Arthroplasty; Outcomes Imaging
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My clinical practice includes primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, hip resurfacing, hip osteotomies, and hip arthroscopy. My research interests are in the evaluation of implant fixation, wear, and osteolysis with advanced imaging modalities.
519-685-8500 ext. 33407
Douglas.Naudie@lhsc.on.ca

Naveen Poonai

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Post-op pain; Sedation; Appendicitis
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: My interests include clinical trials of interventions to manage acute pain in the emergency department or post-operative setting. I've published extensively this area including clinical trials and systematic reviews.
519-685-8500 ext. 52011
naveen.poonai@lhsc.on.ca

Robert Richards

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Wrist; Hand; Outcomes; Clinical
Biography: Research Overview: Wrist hand and plastic surgery clinical outcomes.
519-646-6100 ext. 66046
R.richards@rogers.com

Michael Rieder

Michael Rieder

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Personalized Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology; Adverse Reactions; Immunopharmacology; Paediatric Acute Care
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview:
519-685-8500 ext. 58293
mrieder@uwo.ca

Douglas Ross

Douglas Ross

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Peripheral nerve; Nerve transfers; Surgical education
Biography: Research Overview: Clinically, my practice has a large component of peripheral nerve surgery. I am interested in innovative peripheral nerve transfers and their outcomes. I am also interested in surgical education and particularly CBME.
519-646-6100 ext. 66048
dross@uwo.ca

Leslie Scott

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Qualtiy Improvement; Patient and Family centered care
Biography: Research Overview: Quality improvement (P-NSQIP) and patient and family-centred care.
519-685-8500 ext. 73053
leslie.scott@lhsc.on.ca

Marat Slessarev

Marat Slessarev

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: ICU survivorship; Cerebral blood flow; Cardiac arrest; Acute kidney injury; Cognitive outcomes
Biography: Research Overview: I am Clinician Scientist within Division of Critical Care Medicine with interest in improving long-term outcomes of ICU survivors. My areas of research include multimodal imaging of the heart and brain, cognitive outcomes and acute kidney injury in ICU. I am in the process of establishing multidisciplinary ICU follow-up clinic at LHSC to address the needs and establish research program in ICU survivorship.
519-685-8500 ext. 56560
marat.slessarev@lhsc.on.ca

Leigh Sowerby

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Health Economics; Health Management; Sinusitis; Operative efficiency
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: I am interested in healthcare optimization, health economics and management strategies to help improve efficiencies. I am also interested in patient-reported outcomes, and how best to collect this information, and clinical trials centred around chronic rhinosinusitis.
519-646-6100 ext. 66143
leigh.sowerby@sjhc.london.on.ca

Julie Ann Van Koughnett

Julie Ann Van Koughnett

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Colorectal; Oncology; Surgical education
Biography: Research Overview: Interests include surgical education and curriculum innovation, colorectal cancer outcomes and patient directed outcomes on quality of care.
519-685-8500 ext. 33312
Julieann.vankoughnett@lhsc.on.ca