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About Rishi Ganesan

Dr. Saptharishi Lalgudi Ganesan (a.k.a. Rishi Ganesan) is a pediatric critical care specialist and pediatric neurocritical care physician at the Children's Hospital (LHSC). His research focuses on improving cognitive and functional outcomes in critically ill children.


Dr. Ganesan's research aims to develop better ways to monitor brain health in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) in order to improve the timeliness of therapeutic or neuroprotective interventions and the accuracy of neuroprognostication. His research spans neurophysiology, artificial intelligence, and advanced signal processing.


Dr. Rishi Ganesan is a paediatric intensive care physician-researcher with additional expertise in paediatric neurocritical care. He is a physician in the Division of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Children’s Hospital- London Health Sciences Centre, Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine (Western University) and an Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute.

Dr. Ganesan has an exemplary academic track record. During his medical training (2004-09) at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER, India), he received more than 20 endowment awards for his clinical-research excellence and graduated as the best outgoing graduate, the best intern and the valedictorian of his class. He completed his pediatric residency (2010-12) and fellowship in pediatric critical care (2013-16) from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER, India), one of Asia’s largest multi-specialty academic children’s hospitals. He won the institute bronze medal for the best outgoing paediatric resident and was the seventh in India to complete the clinical doctorate program (D.M.) in paediatric critical care. Subsequently, he moved to Toronto to pursue a unique, interdisciplinary one-year clinical fellowship in Pediatric neurocritical care at SickKids (2016-17). Thereafter, he worked there as a clinical-research fellow supported by the RESTRACOMP and C-BMH integrative research awards (2017-18). Prior to joining the department here in London, he had been working as an Assistant Staff Physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at SickKids, Toronto (2018-19).

Dr. Ganesan is also an accomplished clinical researcher. With 19 peer-reviewed original publications in high-impact journals including three randomized controlled trials, his research works have been cited more than 180 times. He has also been invited to speak and present his research at several national and international conferences. Dr. Ganesan is presently enrolled in a Master’s program (MSc) in neurosciences at the Institute of Medical Sciences of the University of Toronto (2017-20).

Dr. Ganesan’s research program aims to improve the long-term cognitive and functional outcomes in critically ill children through the development, validation and implementation of electroencephalography-based monitoring tools that provide real-time information regarding brain states. This program would enable bedside critical care providers to identify evolving brain pathologies quickly, deliver neuroprotective or neurorestorative interventions in a timely manner and determine prognosis objectively in high-risk critically ill children. This inter-disciplinary research program sits at the intersection of signal processing, electroencephalography and artificial intelligence.


Keywords: artificial intelligence, neurophysiology

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Western University Department of Paediatrics
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Present Associate Member, Western University Brain and Mind Institute
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Present Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)
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Present Pediatric Critical Care Specialist, London Health Sciences Centre ‐ Children's Hospital
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