Dr. Sen is an intensivist, respirologist and sleep medicine specialist. She certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1998, and received her FRCP(C) in Internal Medicine in 1999. She completed her Respirology/ Sleep Medicine and Critical Care Training at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and is certified with the American Boards in Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine (D’ABSM). She is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Medicine, UWO and a consultant at the London Health Sciences Centre in the Divisions of Respirology and Critical Care.
In March 2014, Dr. Mithu Sen was appointed as Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Sen is also the Postgraduate Medical Education Program Director in Critical Care (Adult) at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. In addition, she is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Critical Care. She has received numerous awards for excellence as an educator from the Department of Medicine, including Western’s Dean’s Award of Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education. In her role as Program Director, Dr. Sen has successfully led Critical Care Western through Royal College accreditation in 2012. Her skills were recognized and she was invited by the Royal College to be on a national accreditation committee for another academic institution.
She was an invited member and contributing author for the Medical Education Expert Working Group of the National Steering Committee on Resident Duty Hours that resulted in the Fatigue, Risk & Excellence: Towards a Pan-Canadian Consensus on Resident Duty Hours. She is also an invited member of the core team for the CanMEDS 2015 Scholar Life-Long Learning Group. This has given her tremendous expertise in national health policy and health human resources. Dr. Sen is currently on the Canadian Critical Care Society Executive as Chair of Education. She is the Canadian Medical Association’s national representative to the Specialist Forum. She is a founding chair of the Canadian Critical Care Review.
Her research interests include quality improvement in critical care education; studying sleep in stroke; and sleep quality with different modes of mechanical ventilation and delirium, to which she holds peer reviewed grants. She has served on the Professional staff organization and on the Board at LHSC and is currently Chair of the LHSC MAC Resuscitation Subcommittee.
Her leadership skills in many areas including communication and collaboration have led her to be an instructor for Crucial Conversations, taught to residents, faculty and senior leadership.