Advisory Board 2017-10-21T20:06:08+00:00

Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag

Bjug Borgundvaag completed his PhD in Pharmacology in 1990, and received his MD in 1992. Following residency training, he joined the division of Emergency Services at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he has practiced emergency medicine since 1995. He was appointed a DFCM Research Fellow in 2000, and was the MSH ED research director from 2000-2014. In 2014 Dr. Borgundvaag was appointed Director of the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute. He is an Associate Professor in the DFCM at the University of Toronto.

Dr. John Foote

John Foote is the the Director of The CCFP(EM) Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Toronto. He is a Staff Physician, Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

Walter Himmel

Dr. Walter Himmel

Dr. Walter Himmel is an Emergency Physician at North York General, Scarborough General and Toronto East General Hospitals. He is a world renowned speaker in Emergency Medicine on the topics of stroke, anticoagulants, transfusions and drug interactions and the recipient of multiple teaching awards.

Dr. Shirley Lee

Dr. Shirley Lee is an Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She received her MD at Western University and her Emergency Medicine fellowship at the University of Ottawa, followed by her Masters in Health Science (Education) at the University of Toronto. Her areas of education interests are in simulation, procedural skills, e-learning and faculty development. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Eric Letovsky

Dr. Eric Letovsky is an Emergency Physician at The Credit Valley Hospital, in Mississauga, Ontario, where he is the Chief of the Emergency Department . He is the Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

Howard Ovens

Howard Ovens is the Director of the Dept. of Emergency Medicine for the Sinai Health System in Toronto, Canada. He’s a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and a member of the CAEP Public Affairs Committee. He’s also the Lead for EM for the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Ontario Government Expert Lead for EM. He tweets on issues of public policy and administration related to EM and is the lead author for EM Cases ‘Waiting to Be Seen – Where EM Policy Meets Practice’, blog series.

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Dr. Rick Penciner

Dr Rick Penciner is an Emergency Physician and the Director of Medical Education and the Centre for Education at North York General Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is an Associate Professor and the Co-lead for Faculty and Professional Development in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of University of Toronto Medical School where he also completed his residency training in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr Penciner is a graduate of the Education Scholar’s Program at the Centre for Faculty Development and has completed his Masters in Health Professional Teacher Education at the University of Toronto. He has been involved in the spectrum of medical education from undergraduate, postgraduate to continuing education and professional development.

Dr. Sarah Reid

Dr. Sarah Reid completed her medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1999, followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She is the director of continuing medical education at CHEO and co-lead of the CHEO Emergency Department Outreach Program. Dr. Reid is involved in a variety of research projects that cover several clinical and educational areas. She is a site investigator for Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), a national initiative aimed at bringing evidence-based pediatric emergency care to general emergency departments across Canada. Dr. Reid was recently appointed to the emergency medicine examination board for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Kuldeep Sidhu

Dr. Kuleep Sidhu is the Chief of Emergency Medicine and Program Medical Director at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University. He was the program director for the CCFP(EM) at McMaster University. He is the co-director of the Emergency Medicine Update Conference in Toronto as well as the Emergency Medicine Administration Conference in Toronto.

Dr. Joel Yaphe

Dr. Joel Yaphe is an Emergency Physician at the University Health Network in Toronto. He is the Assistant Director of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UHN and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the FRCPC Emergency Medicine residency program director at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the University of Toronto’s Annual Update in Emergency Medicine conference in Whistler, B.C.