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MEET OUR TEAM

Scientific Minds

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GUILHERME SANT’ANNA, MD, PHD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Guilherme Sant'Anna is a Neonatologist at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital. His research interests include, but not limited to, wireless vital sign monitoring in term and preterm infants, prediction of extubation readiness in extremely preterm infants, protocols for neonatal respiratory support, and management of asphyxiated infants receiving therapeutic hypothermia.

WISSAM SHALISH, MD, PHD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Wissam Shalish is a Neonatologist at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital. His research focuses on using biomedical signals for better understanding and improving various aspects of respiratory care in preterm infants, including weaning from mechanical ventilation, non-invasive respiratory support provision and respiratory control of breathing.

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ROBERT E KEARNEY, PHD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Robert Kearney is a Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. His research areas are signals and systems, biomedical sensors, and medical diagnostics and therapeutics. His specific areas of research include the development of algorithms and tools for biomedical system identification, the application of system identification to understand the role of peripheral mechanisms in the control of posture and movement, and the development of signal processing and machine learning methods for respiratory monitoring.

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SHASHA LV, MD, PHD

Research Coordinator

Shasha is the Research Coordinator for the Smart Hospital project. She received her Ph.D. degree in Medical Science from Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in 2012. Shasha had experiences working as an experimental & clinical researcher and a healthcare provider for the pediatric population. As a certified clinical research professional, she helps coordinate various clinical research projects, and  she is dedicated to improving clinical care for patients through clinical research.

LYDIA TAO, MED

Research Coordinator

Lydia is the Research Coordinator for the Smart Hospital project. She obtained her Master's degree in Psychology from McGill University in 2018. Lydia is a certified clinical research professional and has extensive work experience in both hospital-affiliated research institutes and clinical research organizations. She coordinates the day-to-day research and administrative activities in the team. She is passionate about research that aim to improve the quality of life of individuals with special needs.

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EVA SÉNÉCHAL

MSc Student

Eva joined the Smart Hospital project in Fall 2021 after completing her bachelor’s in Cognitive Neuroscience at McGill University. She is currently an MSc student in Experimental Medicine working under the supervision Dr. Guilherme Sant’Anna. Her Master’s thesis will focus on the development and implementation of novel wireless monitoring technology in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She is especially interested in exploring the potential of this novel technology to improve patient experience and care.

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EMILY JEANNE

MSc Student

Emily joined the Smart Hospital research team in Fall 2021 after obtaining her BSc in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences at McGill University. She is now working on her MSc in Experimental Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Wissam Shalish. Her research is focused on the monitoring of apneas in preterm infants. She hopes to improve monitoring practices in the NICU so that preterm infants may receive better care.

DANIEL RADESCHI

MEng Student

Daniel joined the Smart Hospital research team in Winter 2022 after obtaining his BEng in Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University. He is now working on his MEng in Biological & Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Robert Kearney. His research is focused on the use of wireless monitoring devices in the NICU. He's primarily interested in capturing the accuracy and reliability of such devices to improve patient care.

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