Dr. Davy Cheng is the Professor & Chair / Chief of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care London, and The University of Western Ontario (UWO). As well, he is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit at LHSC. ...
Dr. Davy Cheng is the Professor & Chair / Chief of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care London, and The University of Western Ontario (UWO). As well, he is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit at LHSC. Dr. Cheng graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he completed his internal medicine internship and anesthesia residency. He furthered his Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He engages in an active career involving research, clinical and academic activities and held the position of Professor at the University of Toronto and as Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiac Program, University Health Network (UHN), Toronto.
Dr. Cheng is recognized as a world expert in perioperative outcomes and resource utilization in cardiac surgery, blood management, off-pump beating heart surgery and robotic cardiac surgery, and perioperative evidence-based medicine. Recently, Dr. Cheng and his colleagues have implemented the Evidence-Based Perioperative Clinical Outcomes Research Group (EPiCOR) at the London Health Sciences Centre, UWO, and have released a number of pivotal publications to direct evidence-based clinical and surgical practice. He has published over 95 peer-reviewed scientific papers in high impact journals and 36 book / chapters. He has led international multi-centers clinical trials. Dr. Cheng has been invited as a Visiting Professor to over 70 Universities and Cardiac Centers nationally and internationally.
Dr. Cheng is elected in 2007 to serve on the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), which is the oldest and prestigious anesthesia society founded since 1925. He also serves on the Executive Committee, and was the Past-President of the Cardiovascular & Thoracic Section, Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS). He was a member of the Advisory and Scientific Committee, of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA). Dr. Cheng also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), Anemia Institute for Research & Education (AIRE), and the Physicians & Nurses for Blood Conservation (PNBC). Dr. Cheng has participated on the National Liaison Committee (NLC) for Canadian Blood Services (CBS), and at the provincial level for the Ontario Blood Coordinating Office. Dr. Cheng holds positions on several Editorial Boards in anesthesia (CJA), cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia (JCTVA) and cardiac surgery (INNOVATIONS).