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Davy Cheng

Dean (Acting), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Davy Cheng is the Dean (Acting) & Distinguished University Professor at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in Western University at London, Ontario, Canada. He holds the Chair in Evidence-based Perioperative Clinical Outcomes Research (EPiCOR) and is the co-founder and Medical Director of the Centre for MEDICI (Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity & Clinical Impact), which is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in the study of global perioperative surgery and anesthesia care. Dr. Cheng is an Attending Consultant in the Critical Care Medicine Division, Department of Medicine at Western University.

Dr. Cheng has served as Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry from July 2017-Sept 30, 2018. He was the Chair/Chief of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph Health Care London, Western University from 2001-2017; and has served as Chair of the Committee of Clinical Chairs (2012-2016), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Cheng completed his BSc (honours) in Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa in 1977, and MSc (Biochemistry) at Western University in 1979. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in 1983 and completed his internal medicine internship and anesthesia residency in 1987. He joined as Faculty at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto after a Clinical Research Fellowship in 1988 and a Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City in 1989. Prior to his appointment in 2001 at Western University, London, Dr. Cheng held the position of Professor and Deputy Chief of Anesthesiology at the Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto and as Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Program, University Health Network (UHN), Toronto.