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Michelle Chiu
Michelle Chiu, MD, FRCPC
 Interim Chair & Head  
Associate Professor 
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine 

Dr. Michelle Chiu completed her Anesthesiology training at the University of Ottawa. She obtained Fellowship training in Regional Anesthesiology at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) where she also completed a Fellowship in Simulation & Medical Education. Her academic interests are focused on medical education, simulation, assessment of competence, and faculty development.

She is the Interim Head and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (DAPM) at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Innovation in Medical Education. Prior to this, she was the DAPM Vice-Chair of Education, overseeing all departmental educational activities, and the DAPM Simulation Director, where she was responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing simulation-based education for students, residents, faculty, and allied health. 

She is the past-Chair of the Canadian National Anesthesiology Simulation Curriculum (CanNASC) Committee; this work resulted in the development and implementation of a national simulation-based strategy for competency assessment of postgraduate trainees that is required for their Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification. She was the Director of Exam Material Development for the Royal College Anesthesiology Examination Board for 8 years, where she spearheaded the introduction of high-stakes assessment of Intrinsic CanMEDS competencies at the certification examinations. She is one of two RCPSC Simulation Educators in Canada, working to expand the role, use, and integration of simulation in postgraduate education, continuing professional development, and health care systems.

Last updated on: February 16th, 2023