Dr. David Neilipovitz - Critical Care Lead for the Champlain LHIN
Dr. David Neilipovitz grew up in Thunder Bay. He graduated from the School of Medicine at Queen’s University in 1994 and was the recipient of several awards including the Gold Medal of Medicine for the highest standing in his graduating medical class. Dr. Neilipovitz has completed Royal College of Canada Fellowships in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and has been on the medical staff full-time at the Ottawa Hospital in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care since 2001. He completed a Fellowship in Echocardiography in 2006 and is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Neilipovitz has performed a diversity of scholarly activities since completing his training. Education has been a major emphasis in his scholarly work. He was awarded the Rachel Waugh Teacher of the Year for Anesthesia at the University of Ottawa in 2006. During his Critical Care Fellowship, his academic year was used to develop the ACES (Acute Critical Event Simulation) resuscitation course. This course led to the creation of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute (CRI); a non-profit organization that Dr Neilipovitz was one of the founding members of. The CRI is an organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals and the improvement of patient care.
In the past, Dr. Neilipovitz has held several positions including running the anesthesia business group as well as leading The Ottawa Hospital’s Most Responsible Physician (MRP) program. Presently, he holds the position of Vice Chair of the Anesthesia Section of the Ontario Medical Association. He was appointed the Chair of the Department of Critical Care at The Ottawa Hospital in January 2011 and was recently appointed as the Critical Care Lead for the Champlain LHIN (Eastern Ontario). The role of the LHIN Critical Care Lead is to assist in the coordination of the care of the region’s sickest patients, our critically ill.
In his various leadership roles, Dr. Neilipovitz places emphasis on fostering open discussions and gathering input from all individuals. He believes that open and frank communication builds the best foundation and that solutions are based on consensus, recognizing differences and respecting diversity. He is committed to goal-setting and meeting those goals and objectives. His guiding principle will be to provide the most appropriate care, the closest to home.