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 a combined Respirology & Critical Care Fellowship at The University of Western Ontario, followed by a research fellowship in Torino, Italy. While in Italy, her research was focused on the relationship between 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 interaction and its impact on sleep, delirium and weaning from mechanical ventilation, and proportional-assist ventilation.