Andrew JE Seely is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa, and a Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is a practicing thoracic surgeon and intensivist at the Ottawa Hospital. He is currently Vice-Chair Research for the Ottawa Department of Surgery, Director of Research for the Division of Thoracic Surgery, President of the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons.
He is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Therapeutic Monitoring Systems (TMS) Inc. He was awarded a University of Ottawa Tier 1 Faculty of Medicine Clinical Research Chair in 2020 focused on innovative health information management to improve care. He leads research teams investigating adverse event monitoring, feedback and prevention along with clinical trials in in Thoracic Surgery, as well as developing and implementing waveform-based variability-derived predictive analytics embedded in clinical decision support tools within critical care.
Education includes undergraduate honors in physics at Carleton University, followed by medical school, General Surgery training, a doctoral degree in basic Science from McGill University, and Thoracic surgery and Critical Care medicine training at the University of Ottawa.
Active areas of research include: theoretical research exploring the clinical insights of complex systems science (e.g. emergence, uncertainty and entropy production), physiologic understanding of complex biologic variability, applied research monitoring multi-organ variability during exercise, onset and resolution of infection, critical illness and weaning, development and implementation of a systematic means to continuously monitor all adverse events after all surgery and feedback that information to improve surgical care, and randomized controlled trials to investigate integrative care interventions.
Dr. Seely has supervised several MSc and PhD graduate students and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Seely presents regularly at national and international meetings and was awarded a New Investigator Award by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 2005. Dr. Seely has been awarded over $5M in competitive grant funding. He shares his family life with Kathy Patterson and their daughters Phoebe and Ruby in Ottawa.