Meet Our Professionals
Dr. Brian Rotenberg, MD MPH FRCSC
ENT Surgeon and Medical Director of Advanced Surgical Operatory
Dr. Brian Rotenberg, is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Western University (London, Canada), past Chief of Division of Rhinology, and director of the Sleep Surgery Program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
He obtained his MD degree at the University of Toronto, as well as Royal College certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He is dual fellowship trained in sinonasal surgery and pediatric surgery, both from University of Melbourne (Australia), and joined the faculty at Western University in 2007.
He is a founding member and co-chief editor of the International Surgical Sleep Society and is now the Secretary of the ISSS. Dr. Rotenberg is the Scientific Chair of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology and is also involved in panel work on sinus disease as well as sleep apnea with the American Rhinological Society and Triological Society. He has been an invited speaker internationally on topics relating to sleep apnea and rhinology and has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters as well as funded research grants to study both sleep and sinonasal research.
Dr. Rotenberg is a medical consultant for guideline publications relating to the perioperative management of apneic patients and is also a consultant for various industry partners working on innovative surgical devices for treatment of apnea and snoring. His research interests include establishing evidence-based perioperative outcomes assessments for sleep apnea and sinus disease.
Edward McGowan, BScN
Surgical Manager of Advanced Surgical Operatory in London Ontario.
Edward McGowan has over 14 years of experience in the nursing field in areas such as Emergency Medicine, Operating Rooms, Post Anesthetic Care and Surgical day Care. As a stuff nurse, Edward spent most of his time in the Operating room where he worked mainly with ENT, Neurosurgery and the transplant team before transitioning to a leadership role. As an OR leader, Edward was able to successfully coordinate care for over 10,000 patients annually and use LEAN methodologies to ensure maximize utilization, create a safe working environment and increase the safety of patients. He used his experience in the OR to successfully duplicate the same care and efficiencies in the Emergency department where he coordinated one of south western Ontario’s busiest ER’s.
In 2017, Edward accepted the challenge of working to develop Ontario’s first stand-alone multi-disciplined ambulatory surgical center. As the Surgical Manager Edward works with the 14 surgeons on the roster and facilitates the surgical care of their patients.
Dr. John McNaught