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:

  • Prospective or observational studies involving patients or control human participants in health care setting (primary, tertiary, long-term, home care, community care etc.)
  • Patient rated outcome measure development
  • Cost utility and cost effectiveness studies
  • Patient surveys
  • The direct assessment of natural history, interventions, and outcomes considered important by patients and clinicians

Recipients of the 2018 Patient Centered Research Node Grants

  • Dr. Richard Malthaner
  • Dr. Chris Bailey
  • Dr. Neil Merritt
Paul Atkison

Paul Atkison

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Paediatric transplant; Paediatric gastroenterology; Short bowel syndrome; Complex Care
Biography: Research Overview: My current research interests include paediatric hepatology and transplantation, small bowel transplantation and short gut syndrome, paediatric complex care, and inpatient paediatric care. As the head of the paediatric complex care and nutrition team, I oversee the feeding clinic and gastrostomy nurses and most of the patients with gastrostomy tubes.
519-685-8500 ext. 58354
paul.atkison@lhsc.on.ca

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

Glenn Bauman

Glenn Bauman

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Prostate; Brain Tumor; Imaging; Radiation Oncology; Radiotherapy
Biography: Research Overview: My primary areas of clinical practice are in genitourinary and central nervous system tumors and areas of research interest are multi-modality image guided radiotherapy and cancer imaging.
519-685-8500 ext. 55296
glenn.bauman@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

Kenneth Faber

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Shoulder; elbows; outcomes; finite element analysis; rotator cuff healing
Teaching: Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Biography: Research Overview: Optimization of upper limb implant design with finite element analysis. Characterization of pathological rotator cuff tissue and promoting rotator cuff healing.
519-646-6100 ext. 66312
kjfaber@uwo.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

Jeff Hawel

Jeff Hawel

Fellow

Research Interests / Specializations: ERCP; Endoscopy; Advanced laparoscopic surgery; Endoscopic mucosal resections
Biography: Research Overview: I have a specific interest in advanced laparoscopic techniques, particularly foregut, hiatal hernia, and anti-reflux surgery. In addition, I perform both ERCP and advanced endoscopic techniques, such as endoscopic mucosal resections, and have interests in research relating to improving endoscopic outcomes.
519-685-8500 ext. 32963
jeff.hawel@lhsc.on.ca

James Howard

James Howard

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Arthroplasty; hip; knee; outcomes; orthopaedics
Teaching: Currently accepting graduate students
Biography: Research Overview: Interested in research related to arthroplasty and orthopaedic surgery
519-685-8500 ext. 33551
james.howard@lhsc.on.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

Stewart Kribs

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Endoleak
Biography: Research Overview: My major research focus is on clinical outcomes in various areas of endovascular intervention including type 2 endoleak intervention and endovascular intervention (angioplasty and stenting) for mesenteric ischemia.
519-685-8500 ext. 55870
stewart.kribs@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 Strychowsky

Julie Strychowsky

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Paediatric otolaryngology; Patient Outcomes; Patient Safety; Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis; Quality improvement
Biography: Research Overview: Research interests include: health outcomes research with a focus in patient safety and health care quality, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
519-685-8500 ext. 58242
julie.strychowsky@lhsc.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