Physicians who work in the Medical-Surgical ICU include consultants, residents, and consultants from other services.

Patient care is directed by one of our team of critical care physicians (Intensivists). Also called Medical-Surgical ICU (MSICU) consultants, they have each specialized in an area such as anaesthesia, surgery or internal medicine, and received additional specialty training in critical care. All the MSICU consultants are affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.  

Two consultants are usually in charge of the MSICU for a week at a time. A third MSICU Consultant will coordinate the care of patients with less acute problems in Bay 6. A fourth consultant leads the critical care outreach team. In addition to our team of MSICU physicians, many other doctors are involved in the medical care of our patients.

MSICU Site Chief - Dr. Ravi Taneja


•    Dr. John Basmaji 
•    Dr. Karen Bosma 
•    Dr. Ron Butler 
•    Dr. Paul Cameron 
•    Dr. Wael Haddara 
•    Dr. David Leasa 
•    Dr. Aleks Leligdowicz 
•    Dr. Tina Mele 
•    Dr. David Nagpal 
•    Dr. Marat Slessarev


Residents are physicians who have completed medical school and are receiving additional education. Some residents work in the MSICU as part of their medical training under the supervision of the MSICU consultants. 

A senior resident is a physician who is almost finished his or her specialist training. The MSICU usually has 2 - 3 senior residents, with at least one on duty each day. The senior resident works closely with the MSICU consultant.

Other Consultants and Specialists

Patients who are critically ill usually have more than one medical problem. To provide the best possible care, the Medical-Surgical ICU (MSICU) consultant will often ask physicians with expertise in other areas of medicine to assess the patient and provide additional medical recommendations or direction. The MSICU consultant acts as a coordinator, ensuring that the recommendations from all of the specialist and attending physicians are incorporated into one plan of care.