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Andrew  Seely
Ottawa Hospital - General Campus
Research Focus:
Innovative health information management

Andrew Seely

Dr. Andrew JE Seely is Professor of Surgery within the Divisions of Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Vice-Chair Research for the Ottawa Department of Surgery, Director of Research for the Division of Thoracic Surgery, President for the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons, and Founder and Chief Science Officer of Therapeutic Monitoring Systems (TMS) Inc. 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. 
Dr Seely leads research teams focused on innovative health information management, including Thoracic Surgery outcomes research and critical care monitoring using variability-derived predictive analytics. 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 140 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.