Raiyan Chowdhury

Dr. Chowdhury is the Associate Chair, Quality and Safety and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.  He is an intensive care physician and Director of Quality at the Royal Alexandra Hospital adult ICU.  He received his M.D. from the University of Alberta and went on to complete subspecialty training in Otolaryngology (ENT Surgery), and Critical Care, both at the University of Alberta. He also completed an MSc in Health Quality and Patient Safety from Northwestern University, Chicago, Il. Dr. Raiyan Chowdhury’s research and quality portfolio are centered around very topical subjects, including substance use disorder and withdrawal syndrome in critically ill patients, improving quality, patient safety and long-term outcomes for critically ill patients and their families during and post critical illness. Dr. Chowdhury has developed the first ICU survivorship clinic in Edmonton, with aims of future expansion across the province. 

Position/Title: Associate Chair, Quality and Safety / Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Alberta

Department: Critical Care Medicine

Email: Rhc1@ualberta.ca

Link to Institutional Profile: https://www.ualberta.ca/critical-care/research/royal-alexandra-hospital.html

Areas of Expertise: Patient and Family related quality; safety and long-term outcomes; substance use disorder and withdrawal syndrome in critically ill; vulnerable populations; quality of ICU related handover; administration processes.

Names of Current Grants/Project Titles:

CC SCN Systematic Review Grant Funding; Systematic Review of opioid use disorder and withdrawal syndrome in the critically ill $10,000; PI: Chowdhury

Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Alberta Run for Your Lives Funding;  A Novel Approach To improving communication and family centered care in the ICU: Implementing a practical smart phone app $10,000; PI: Chowdhury

University Hospital Foundation Kaye Edmonton Funding; Impact of an Intensive Care Unit Follow up Clinic on Long Term Clinical and Economic Outcomes in the Edmonton Zone: A Pilot Randomized Control Study. Pending Funding Decision.