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Sumedh Bele


Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Health Services Research, Patient and Family-Centered Care, Patient-reported Outcomes, Digital Health, Patient Engagement, Public Health, Implementation Science

Sumedh Bele is a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s (CIHR) most competitive and prestigious Banting Fellowship (top 3%). He is working on EMCAT Study to integrate Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) in postsurgical management.

Sumedh holds a PhD in Community Health Sciences with specialization in Health Services Research from the University of Calgary, Canada. For his doctoral project, he investigated the role of pediatric PROs and co-designed KidsPRO, a novel e-health solution to support use of PROs in pediatric clinical care. Simultaneously, he worked on the Telemedicine-facilitated Rounding and Consultation for Kids (TRaC-K) model project. He is the recepient of Internationalization Achievement Award from the University of Calgary.

Formerly, Sumedh served as the Assistant Director for the Alberta Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Support Unit (AbSPORU). Prior to moving to Oxford, he completed another postdoctoral training with the Canadian Collaborative for Complex Care (C4) where he investigated medical complexity in emergency and urgent care settings.

Sumedh is an Adjunct Lecturer for the Online Precision Health Program offered by the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and serves as the global Chair for the International Society of Quality of Life’s (ISOQOL) Special Interest Group on Child Health and serves as the Review Editor for Frontiers in Pediatrics and Frontiers in Public Health Journals. He also regularly peer reviews for academic journals and academic conferences.

Sumedh has completed Certificate in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership from Harvard Medical School and Intensive Seminar on Value-based Healthcare from Harvard Business School. Sumedh received his MBBS and MPH degrees from Nanjing Medical University in China where he was awarded ‘Outstanding Graduate’ and ‘Outstanding Postgraduate’ student awards respectively. He was also selected as the Cultural Exchange Ambassador for the city of Nanjing. Sumedh has educational experience from nine countries, and he is fluent in Marathi, Hindi, English and Mandarin Chinese.