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Chintan Dave, BSc., MD

Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine physician with a passion for continual self-development and all things medicine. Dedicated to medical innovation and leveraging biotechnology (with focus on AI) to advance medical and public health outcomes.




Western University

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship


University of Ottawa


Internal Medicine Residency 


Queen's University


Doctor of Medicine


University of Ottawa


Honours Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry with specialization in Biotechnology

Work Experience



Clinical Lead

Research and Strategic Development

  • Medical AI development and testing

  • Clinical application and research 

  • Strategic and research collaboration


BrainX AI

Consultant and Researcher

  • Consulting on medical AI solutions

  • Creation of educational materials

  • Podcast Host


Community of Biotechnology

Board of Advisors and Speaker

  • Mentorship of upcoming biotech students/companies

  • Education, and speaking on crucial epidemiology and medical issues in developing countries 


Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

Elected Member 

  • Contract negotiations with PARO-CAHO

  • Arbitrating contract conflicts 

  • Led local and provincial meetings


Ottawa Internal Medicine Postgraduate Program

Chief Resident

  • Daily teaching sessions

  • Call scheduling

  • Organizing social and educational initiatives


Pamoja Tunaweza Women’s Centre, 


Field Physician and Educator

  • Medical care in remote Masaai villages

  • Developed and taught basic health curriculum through lectures to locals and medical students


Initiative for Global Health

Co-Founder and President

  • Created NGO from university student group

  • Started several initiatives in developing countries to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Partnerships with WHO and grassroots NGOs


Abrazo Arizona Heart



Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

  • Managing cardiac surgery patients and critically-ill cardiac and med/surg patients

  • Initiating and managing ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)

  • Teaching rotating residents



Society of Critical Care


STAR Research Achievement Award. SCCM Critical Care Congress 2023. This award recognizes excellence in critical care research and is given to top abstracts from the Congress.


Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award. One recipient chosen by Associate or Assistant Deans of Postgraduate Medical Education per university.


Canadian Critical Care Forum

Outstanding Abstract Award. Chosen to give oral presentation (top 3% of all submitted abstracts) titled, “Automation of Lung Ultrasound Interpretation via Deep Learning for the Classification of Normal versus Abnormal Lung Parenchyma: A Multicenter Study”.


Ontario Medical Association

OMA Resident Physician Achievement Award. Awarded to one resident from each of the six provincial medical schools, who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of post-graduate training at their institution.


Ontario Medical Association

OMA Medical Student Achievement Award. Awarded to one medical school from each university for significant contributions at the political and/or community level that helps advance the life and/or education of all medical students.


Queen's University

Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award. Presented annually to 2 Queen’s students, individuals or groups, who make a significant contribution to society by working with and encouraging youth who are experiencing social, behavioral, economic or other challenges by helping them realize their worth as individuals and their potential to achieve.


University of Ottawa

Heart Institute

Heart of Gold Recipient. Honour provided to a doctor, nurse, an allied health professional, or an entire unit to recognize those who have provided exceptional care to patients. For the honor to be provided, the patient or family must have made a donation to the institution in the name of the recipient.


Ontario Medical Students' Association

OMSA Student of the Month. One medical student selected from each of the medical schools due to their leadership, and contribution to the post-graduate school of medicine. 

Select Publications

Clausdorff H, Prager R, Smith D, Wu D, Dave C, et al. “Automated real-time detection of lung sliding using artificial intelligence.” CHEST. Feb. 2024,

Hum C,...Dave C, et al. “Efficacy and safety of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cell therapy in preclinical models of sepsis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Feb. 2024; 13(4):346–361.

Wu D,...Dave C, et al. “Improving the generalizability and performance of an ultrasound deep learning model using limited multicenter data for Lung Sliding Artifact Identification.” Diagnostics. 2024; 14(22):1081.

Dave C, Wu D, et al. “Prospective Real-Time Validation of a Lung Ultrasound Deep Learning Model in the Intensive Care Unit.” Critical Care Medicine. Feb 2023; 51(2):301-309. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005759.​

VanBerlo B, Smith D, Tschirhart J, VanBerlo B, Wu D, Ford A, McCauley J, Wu B, Chaudhary R, Dave C, Ho J, Deglint J, Li B, Arntfield R. “Enhancing Annotation Efficiency with Machine Learning: Automated Partitioning of a Lung Ultrasound Dataset by View.” Diagnostics. September 2022; 12(10):2351.

VanBerlo B, Wu D, Li B, A Rahman M, Hogg G, VanBerlo B, Tschirhart J, Ford A, Ho J, McCauley J, Wu B, Deglint J, Hargunj, Chaudhary R, Dave C, Arntfield R. “Accurate assessment of the lung sliding artifact on lung ultrasonography using a deep learning approach”. Computers in Biology and Medicine. August 2022.

Dave C, Sivajohan A, Basmaji J, Slessarev M. “Evidence-Based Considerations for the Design of an Open-Source Ventilator: A Systematic Review”. Critical Care Explorations. June 2022.


Dave C, McRae A, Doxtator E, Mei SHJ, Sullivan K, Champagne J, McIntyre LL. “Comparison of Cryopreserved versus Fresh Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Animal Models of Inflammation: A Preclinical Systematic Review”. eLife. June 2022.


Arntfield R, Wu D, Tschirhart J, VanBerlo B, Ford A, Ho J, McCauley J, Wu B, Deglint J, Chaudhary R, Dave C, VanBerlo B, Basmaji J, Millington S. “Automation of Lung Ultrasound Interpretation via Deep Learning for the Classification of Normal versus Abnormal Lung Parenchyma: A Multicenter Study”. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Nov 4;11(11):2049. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11112049. PMID: 34829396.


Dave C, Cameron P, Basmaji J, Campbell G, Buga E, Slessarev M. “Frugal Innovation: Enabling Mechanical Ventilation During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Resource- Limited Settings”. Critical Care Explorations. Apr 2021. doi:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000410.


Dziegielewski C, Skead C, Canturk T, Webber C, Fernando SM, Thompson LH, Foster M, Ristovic V, Lawlor PG, Chaudhuri D, Dave C, Herritt B, Bush SH, Kanji S, Tanuseputro P, Thavorn K, Rosenberg E, Kyeremanteng K. “Impact of Delirium on Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay and Costs – A Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis”. Critical Care Research and Practice. Apr. 2021.


Dave C, McRae A, Doxtator E, Mei SHJ, Sullivan K, Champagne J, McIntyre LL. “Comparison of Cryopreserved versus Fresh Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Preclinical Systematic Review Protocol.” Systematic Reviews. 2020.


Fernando SM, McIsaac DI, Rochwerg B, Bagshaw SM, Muscedere J, Munshi L, Ferguson ND, Seely AJE, Cook DJ, Dave C, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K. “Frailty and invasive mechanical ventilation: association with outcomes, extubation failure, and tracheostomy”. Intensive Care Med. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-019-05795-8


Fernando SM, McIsaac DI, Perry JJ, Rochwerg B, Bagshaw SM, Thavorn, K, Seely AJE, Fiest KM, Dave C, Forster AJ, Tran A, Reardon PM, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K. “Frailty and Associated Outcomes and Resource Utilization Among Older ICU Patients With Suspected Infection”. Critical Care Medicine. 2019. DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003831.


Fernando SM, McIsaac D, Rochwerg B, Cook DJ, Bagshaw SM, Muscedere J, Munshi L, Nolan JP, Perry JJ, Downar J, Dave C, Reardon PM, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K. “Frailty and associated outcomes and resource utilization following in-hospital cardiac arrest.” Resuscitation. Nov. 2019.


Dave C, Shen J, Chaudhuri D, Herritt B, Fernando S, Reardon P, Tanuseputro P, Thavorn K, Neilipovitz D, Rosenberg E, Kubelik D, and Kyeremanteng K. “Dynamic Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness in Surgical ICU Patients through Stroke Volume Variation is Associated with Decreased Length of Stay and Costs: A Systematic Review & Meta-analysis”. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2018. PMID: 30309279.

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