James A Robblee (Jim) is a cardiac anesthesiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He was Chief of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology for 15 years.He was a member of the senior management team at the Heart Institute for 27 years.
Jim is Chair of the Research Ethics Board of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He has a special interest in low-risk trials, comparative effectiveness trials and observational trials from electronic databases. The goal is to simplify protocol review by the Board while maintaining compliance with privacy laws and regulatory requirements
Jim was an Accreditation Canada surveyor for 19 years. He participated in over 80 surveys, many of them as team leader. He participated in a broad range of Canadian surveys including academic health sciences centres, large community hospitals, small community hospitals and regional surveys. Internationally, Jim participated in surveys in Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Croatia. He was the inaugural chair of the Physician Advisory Committee starting in 2004.
Jim was a member of the Board of Governors of Algonquin College, a large community college, from 2004-2010 and from 2014-present. He served 2 years as Chair. He was a member of the Audit Committee for 4 years. He was also a Director of the Algonquin College Foundation. He was re-appointed to the Board in 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Governance Committee. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Nurses Foundation in 2012 1nd is the acting Chair of the Foundation.. He has completed the Governors Essentials Program and the Directors Educational Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada. He completed ICD Certification in 2009.