Dr. Karen J. Bosma received her Bachelor of Arts & Science and MD degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Respirology & Critical Care Fellowship at The University of Western Ontario, followed by a research fellowship in Torino, Italy. Her research in Italy focused on patient-ventilator interaction and sleep quality and the impact of ventilation practices on lung function in potential organ donors and brain-injured patients.
Dr. Bosma is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, and Attending Consultant, Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital in London, Canada. Her current research interests include patient-ventilator dyssynchrony and Proportional Assist Ventilation (PAV) and its impact on sleep, delirium and weaning from mechanical ventilation. She is co-PI of a CIHR-funded multi-centre study (PROMIZING), currently enrolling patients in Canada and Europe.