Experts Bios 2017-04-19T17:50:34+00:00

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Dr. Alyssa Abo is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is the Associate Director of Emergency Ultrasound there.

Dr. Fuad Alnaji is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and Intensivist at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa. He trained at Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain before beginning his pediatric residency at CHEO, where he also completed subspecialty training in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric emergency medicine in 2012. Dr. Alnaji works in CHEO’s pediatric critical care unit as well as the emergency department. His interests in transport, trauma, resuscitation and medical simulation have lead him to pursue work as a trauma team leader as well as transport medicine physician with ORNGE.

Dr. Andrew Arcand is an Emergency Physician and the chief of the emergency department at Markham Stouffville Hospital near Toronto.
Dr. Alex Arroyo is an Emergency Physician and Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Mennonites Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Director there.
Dr. Clare Atzema is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. She is an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia. She did a research fellowship at UCLA prior to completing her post-graduate training in emergency medicine at the University of Toronto, and received an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto during her residency.

Emily Austin is an Emergency Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.  She is completing the second year of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology subspecialty program at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Melanie Baimel is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto where she completed her residency in Family Medicine with an Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2011. She is very active in undergraduate and postgraduate training.
Dr. David Barbic is an Emergency Physician at Royal Victoria Hospital in Vancouver. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia and an Emergency Medicine researcher.

Dr. Benjamin Bell is a specialist in General Internal Medicine with an appointment at North York General Hospital. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a member of Thrombosis Canada and in this role has been given the opportunity to develop online knowledge translation tools and algorithms to provide health care providers with point-of-care decision aids. He has a particular interest in venous thromboembolism.

Dr. Mike Betzner graduated with Distinction from Medical School at the University of Alberta in 1991 and then completed the Royal College Emergency Medicine Residency in 1996 at the University of Calgary. A Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Medicine University of Calgary, Mike has been a Flight Physician with STARS and Calgary EMS since 1997. He served as the Medical Director of STARS Canada from 1998 – 2010, and remains active as a flight physician doing critical care transports and consults for STARS. He has returned as the current Medical Director for STARS Calgary and continues to be active in resident and prehospital education.
Jamie Blicker is an Emergency Physician at North York General and St. Michael’s Hospitals in Toronto. He completed his Emergency Medicine training at the University of Manitoba and practiced in Cleveland before returning to Canada. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards.

Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag is an Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He completed his PhD in Pharmacology in 1990, and received his MD in 1992. He is Research Fellow since 2000 in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and the Director of Research in the ED at Mount Sinai Hospital from 2000-2014. His work has focused on commonly encountered conditions in the ED, in particular those related to infectious diseases, cardiovascular care, and addiction/mental health. Dr Borgundvaag was appointed Director, of the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute at MSH in 2014. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at U of T.

Dr. Kylie Bosman is an Emergency Physician and Chief of Emergency Medicine at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in Ontario and an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University.

Peter Brindley is a Critical Care Physician at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. His clinical duties involve both General Systems Intensive Care and Neuro Sciences Intensive Care. Peter is a Professor in Critical Care and an Adjunct Professor in Ethics. His publications centre on resuscitation; its education and its ethics. These include prognostication; the use of simulation, and the importance of crisis management and human factors. Peter is a founding member of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute, its current vice-chair, and a current advisor to several national and international education groups. He is a former Medical Lead for Simulation; a former Education Lead for his University School, and a former Program Director.

Dr. Steven Brooks is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He recently completed a clinical research fellowship within the Prehospital and Transport Medicine Research Program at the University of Toronto and a Masters of Health Sciences from the University of British Columbia. He is currently a member of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittee of the American Heart Association and the ACS/MI Taskforce for the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation.
Dr. Mike Brzozowski is an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, where he is the Emergency/Trauma liaison with the Trauma program. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1993, and trained in Toronto, New York, Denver, Baltimore and Perth, Australia in the field of trauma.
Dr. Jeannie L Callum is the director of Transfusion Medicine and Tissue Banks at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto and Associate professor of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. She serves as the sponsor lead for the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network for Central Ontario and is an active researcher in Transfusion Medicine.
Dr. David Carr is an Emergency Physician at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. He spent his 1st year of practice working in an Emergency Department in Sydney, Australia. He serves as the Assistant Director of Education at the UHN and in 2009 he was the recipient of both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Clinical Teaching awards.
Dr. Dan Cass was an Emergency Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto until 2009 where he was the Chief of Emergency Services from 1997 to 2007. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine in 1993 at the University of Toronto. He currently holds the position of Regional Supervising Coroner for Toronto West.
Dr. Jean-Pierre Champagne is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, and the Vice President of the Medical Staff Association at North York General Hospital. He is the winner of multiple teaching awards and a national speaker in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Ivy Cheng is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and at the Sports Medicine Specialists clinic in Toronto. She is an Assistant Professor and clinical investigator at the University of Toronto.  She is a flight physician and assistant medical director of Skyservice Lifeguard as well as the medical advisor for Outward Bound, Eastern Division.
Dr. Jordan Chenkin is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Professor a the University of Toronto. He is a Master Instructor with the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society and an instructor for the EDE and EDE2 ultrasound courses. He has conducted and published original research on training for ultrasound-assisted procedures.
Dr. Anil Chopra is an Emergency Physician at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is the Head and Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at the University Health Network.
Dr. Ross Claybo is an Emergency Physician at North York General, Sunnybrook and Markham Stoffville Hospitals. He graduated from the University of Toronto Emergency Medicine training program in 1985 and has worked in the Middle East. He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and is very active in undergraduate and resident training.
Dr. Sarah Curtis is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, as well as being affiliated with the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. She is an active member of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC), Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), and StaR Child Health, which is an international collaboration that seeks to enhance the quality, ethics, and relevance of clinical research in child health by promoting the use of evidence-based standards and guidance for the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials with children.
Dr. Ian Dawe is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and was the Head of the General Psychiatry Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto from 2003 through 2011. During those same years he was the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service at St. Michael’s Hospital as well as a Research Associate with both the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital and the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies at the University of Toronto. He is currently the chief of psychiatry at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga Ontario.

Dr. DeCaen is a pediatric intensivist at the University of Alberta’s Stollery Children’s Hospital, and chairs the Pediatric Forum of the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Council. He is the lead author of the 2015 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guidelines.

Dr. James Douketis is Staff Physician in Vascular Medicine and General Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and Professor of Medicine at McMaster University. He received his M.D. and did his residency in internal medicine at the University of Toronto followed by a thrombosis fellowship at McMaster University. Dr. Douketis is President of Thrombosis Canada (www.thrombosiscanada.ca), Associate Editor of Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Annals of Internal Medicine Journal Club, and has over 260 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Drendel is a board certified Pediatrician, and a fellowship trained Pediatric Emergency Medicine specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and researcher in pediatric pain management and procedural sedation.
Dr. David Dushenski is an Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where he is the Deputy Director and Quality Assurance Coordinator. He is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto and has won multiple post graduate teaching awards.
Dr. Edward Etchells is a staff physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is an Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute and the Medical director, information services as well as the Associate director, Centre for Patient Safety, University of Toronto.
Dr. Neil Fam is an Interventional Cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is the Director of the Coronary Care Unit at SMH and an Assistant Professor and Clinical Teacher in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Michael Feldman is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and is a medical director of the Toronto EMS special operations program as well as a medical director of the firefighter prehospital care program. He is a collaborating investigator at the Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in the Resuscitation Outcomes Studies on prehospital treatment of cardiac arrest.
Dr. Jason Fischer is an Emergency Physician at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he is the Physician Lead for Emergency Ultrasound. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He completed his Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine training in Oakland, California as well as an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship. He has lectured and instructed physicians internationally on ultrasound in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and leads the Emergency Ultrasound Program at Sick Kids which includes the Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship.
Dr. Stephen Freedman is an Emergency Physician at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He completed his paediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University. He is a clinician-investigator in the Division of Emergency Medicine at U of T, and an associate scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences.

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Dr. Indy Ghosh is an Emergency Physician as well as the Chief and Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at York Central Hospital in Toronto. He was the Program Director for the CCFP (EM) residency program in the Division of EM at the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Sara Gray is cross-trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.  She works in both areas at St. Michael’s Hospital and is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to being the Chair of the CAEP Critical Care Committee, she is also the Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at St. Mike’s. Her academic interests include patient safety and knowledge translation, specifically how to optimize the care of critically ill patients in the ED.

Greg Hall is an Emergency Physician at Brantford General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He was the chief of the Emergency Department in Cambridge, Ontario for 5 years. He is a co-developer of EDE2: The Advanced Emergency Department Echo course. He is the winner of multiple awards including clinician of the year for his ultrasound instruction.
Dr. Paul Hannam is an Emergency Physician and chief of Emergency Services at Toronto East General Hospital and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. He is an instructor for the EDE and EDE2 ultrasound courses and lectures on emergency ultrasound.
Dr. Andrew Healey is an Emergency Physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at McMaster University. In addition to Emergency Medicine, he has completed formal training in ultrasound, echocardiography, and Critical Care Medicine. He is the cofounder of the Evidence Based Resuscitation and FocusED Sonography courses.
Dr. Chris Hicks is an Emergency Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. In addition to his FRCP-EM training, he completed a Masters of Education at the University of Toronto. His academic interests include patient safety and medical error, simulation and critical event crisis management for high performing teams.
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. Maria Ivankovic is an Emergency Physician at the Credit Valley Hospital (Trillium Health Partners). She is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and an award winning teacher.
Dr. Anna Jarvis was an Emergency Physician at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto from 1997-2010. She is a full professor at the University of Toronto and the Associate Dean of the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs. She also created, implemented and supervised the Department of Paediatrics Clinical Fellowship Program in Paediatric Emergency Medicine for 13 years.
Dr. Gary Joubert is a Paediatric Emergency Physician and the Director of the Paediatric ED at the London Health Sciences Centre. He is an Associate Scientist, Division of Children’s Health & Therapeutics at the Children’s Health Research Institute, an Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University and the City-Wide Chief/Chair, Department & Division of Emergency Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre. He is trained in both paediatric EM and cardiology.
Dr. David Juurlink is a staff internist and head of the division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He is also a medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He received degrees in Pharmacy (1990) and Medicine (1994) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine (1998) followed by residency in Clinical Pharmacology (2000), a fellowship in Medical Toxicology (2002), and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology (2003), all at the University of Toronto. He has received certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Emergency Medicine (Medical Toxicology), and the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. He is presently the Sunnybrook site director for the program in Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology and is actively involved with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons subspecialty program in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology as a member of the Nucleus committee and Vice Chair of the Examinations committee.
Dr. Shirley Lee is an Emergency Physician and the Director of Education at the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She has served in a number of capacities at the undergraduate, postgraduate and CME level at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Jacques Lee is an Emergency Physician and the director of EM research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and an Associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
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.
Dr. Richard Levitan is a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) Dartmouth (Geisel) School of Medicine, Hanover, NH. He is a world renowned educator and innovator in airway management.
Dr. Steve Lin is an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael’s Hospital, a Scientist at Rescu, and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, and an Assistant Professor (Clinician-Scientist) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed a Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology, the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program, and the Collaborative Program in Resuscitation Sciences.
Dr. Yulia Lin is a Hematologist and Transfusion Specialist and Researcher at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre/Research Institute in Toronto and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Indy Ghosh is an Emergency Physician as well as the Chief and Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at York Central Hospital in Toronto. He was the Program Director for the CCFP (EM) residency program in the Division of EM at the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Dr. Shona MacLachlan is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and Palliative Care Physician as well as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta Departments of Pediatric and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Dave MacKinnon is an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is also the Emergency Medicine Postgraduate Co-ordinator at that site. He completed his residency training at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Dr. Natalie Mamen is an Emergency Physician at Toronto East General Hospital. She did her residency training at The University of Toronto where she also received her Dip Sp Med in sports medicine. She is currently a Lecturer at The University of Toronto and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards in Emergency Medicine.
Dr Ryan Margau is a Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist at North York General Hospital, he is the Deputy of Chief of Medical Imaging and NYGH, and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto
Dr. Amal Mattu is an Emergency Physician and  Professor as well as Vice Chair and Director of Emergency Cardiology Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is world renowned speaker and author in cardiology in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Hossein Mehdian is an Orthopedic Surgeon at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto where he completed an Adult Reconstructive Surgery (Hip & Knee) Fellowship and an Upper Extremity and Trauma Fellowship. He also completed a Hand and Wrist Fellowship at Institut de la Main, Paris, France.
Dr. Sanjay Mehta is an Emergency Physician at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. He received his MD at the University of Calgary and his Masters of Medical Education and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards.
Dr. Don Melady is an Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. He teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the Faculty of Medicine where his academic interest is care of older patients in the ED. He created and teaches an award-winning seminar series for EM residents on Geriatric Emergency Medicine. He is the creator of the CME interactive website, www.geri-em.com.
Dr. Mark Mensour practices Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital and South Muskoka Memorial Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics in Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology. He is the cofounder of the Evidence Based Resuscitation and FocusED Sonography courses.
Dr. Nazanin Meshkat is an Emergency Physician at University Health Network and York Central Hospital. She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, and a consultant at the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care working on system redesign projects to improve the care of patients with atrial fibrillation. She is the co-editor of the web educational platforms Global Health Emergency Medicine Teaching Modules and the Emergency Medicine Radiology Database and Teaching Tool. She is also the curriculum co-coordinator of the first emergency medicine residency program in Ethiopia as part of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration.
Dr. Ken Milne is an Emergency Physician and the chief of staff at South Huron Hospital in Exeter Ontario. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Division of EM at the University of Western Ontario, and is faculty at Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine. He is the founder and host of The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine podcast.
Dr. Laurie Morrison is the Robert & Dorothy Pitts Research Chair in Acute Care & Emergency Medicine, Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital. She is the Director of Rescu, a resuscitation research program focusing on the evaluation and implementation of prehospital and transport medicine time sensitive interventions in acute emergencies. She is a past Chair and current member of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support committee of the American Heart Association and on the Editorial Board of the guidelines in Resuscitation as the Co-Chair of the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation Advance Life Support Taskforce. She is the current chair of the Research and Policy Planning Advisory Committee for Heart and Stroke Canada. She is the former Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program and Director of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Matthew Muller is an infectious diseases physician and the medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at St. Michael’s hospital. He is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine and an associate scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
Dr. Gina Neto is a pediatric emergency physician at CHEO and an Assistant professor at the University of Ottawa. She was the Associated Medical Director and Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHEO as well as a clinical investigator at the CHEO research Institute. She is also the chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialty Committee.
Dr. Howard Ovens is an Emergency Physician and Director of the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre/Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department in Toronto. He is a full Professor at the University of Toronto, Divisions of Emergency Medicine. He is the Provincial Expert Lead in Emergency Medicine and advises the Ministry of Health on related policy issues, including the Ontario ER Wait Time Strategy.
Dr. Katerina Pavenski is the Head of Transfusion Medicine and a medical director of the Blood Conservation and Therapeutic Apheresis Services at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Laboratory Medicine. Her research interests include management of acquired coagulopathies, therapeutic apheresis and blood management. She is the Chair of St. Michael’s Hospital Transfusion Committee and is on the board of directors of The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine.
Dr. Rick Penciner is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He is an Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Director of Medical Education & Centre for Education at North York General Hospital and the Co-Lead of Faculty & Professional Development, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto.
Dr. Jonathan Pirie is an Emergency Physician at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Associate Professor and Clinical-Educator in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. He received his MD at the University of British Columbia and his Masters of Medical Education, FAAP and DABPed at the University of Toronto. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards.
Dr. Amy Plint is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, an Associate Professor at The University of Ottawa in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, and The Chair of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada.
Dr. George Porfiris is an Emergency Physician at Toronto East General Hospital where he is the Director of Emergency Medicine Education. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Education Teaching Award for 2009-2010 from The University of Toronto, where he as a an Assistant Professor.is an Emergency Physician at Toronto East General Hospital where he is the Director of Emergency Medicine Education. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Education Teaching Award for 2009-2010 from The University of Toronto, where he as a an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Sarah Reid is a pediatric emergency physician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is a clinical investigator at the CHEO Research Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is the Director of Continuing Medical Education at CHEO and is Co-Lead of the CHEO ED Outreach Program which brings evidence-based pediatric emergency care and clinical resources to community emergency departments.
Dr. Salim Rezaie is The Assistant Program Director of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) as well as the Founder/Creator/Editor/Author of R.E.B.E.L. EM and REBEL Reviews, San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Jennifer Riley is an Emergency Physician St. Michael’s Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is an Assistant Professor at The University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics.
Dr. Rob Rogers is an Emergency Physician and an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore where he was the director of the Undergraduate Medical Education Program for Emergency Medicine. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He is the director of the Teaching Course and the founder of the iTeachEM podcast.
Dr. Hans Rosenberg is an Emergency Physician at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Department of Emergency Medicine as well as the IT Director.
Dr. Paul Rosenberg is an Emergency Physician at Etobicoke General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He was the chief of emergency services at Etobicoke General Hospital from 1991 to 2001.

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Dr. Rob Simard is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital in Toronto. He is an EDE ultrasound instructor and a lecturer at the University of Toronto. He completed a fellowship  in ultrasound at NOSM and is now an EDE Master Instructor, instructor with the National EDE 1 ultrasound course, and a lecturer with the National EDE 2 ultrasound course. Rob hopes to impart some clinical pearls in EM Cases POCUS Pearls videos in an engaging and fun way that will help you provide stellar care to your patients.

Dr. Andrew Sloas is an Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor of adult and pediatric emergency medicine at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  He originally trained in adult emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston before going on to complete a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine ~ Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is the host of PEMED podcast.
Dr. Brian Steinhart is an Emergency Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is certified in Emergency Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has conducted and published original research in cardiac biomarkers and has been a delegate for Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada as well as the American Heart Association.
Dr. Dennis Scolnik is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. He qualified from the University of Zimbabwe and spent five years each in England and Israel with short stints as a family doctor in Saskatchewan. With paediatric qualifications from the UK and Israel, he went on to one-year of nephrology and two years of clinical pharmacology and toxicology fellowships at The Hospital for Sick Children. He is the Clinical Fellowship Program Director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Daniel Selchen is a Neurologist and a Rhodes Scholar. He is the Head of the Division of Neurology and Regional Stroke Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was the Medical Director of the West Greater Toronto Area Stroke Centre from 2001-2008, and is a researcher in stroke and TIA.
Dr. Dominick Shelton is an emergency physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women’s College Hospital. He is a former Director of the Emergency Department at Women’s College Hospital and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Jonathan Sherbino is an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton and a Trauma team Leader at the Hamilton General Hospital. He is an assistant professor at McMaster University, where he is the Director of Continuing Professional Development for the Division of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Doug Sinclair is an Emergency Physician and Administrator with a special interest in patient safety and medical error. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He worked in Nova Scotia for 22 years where he held a number of positions including first Deputy Chair of EM at Dalhousie University, Chief of EM at Capital Health, the IWK Health Centre and Associate Dean of CME at Dalhousie. He completed his Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine residency training in Halifax and Toronto.
Dr. Arun Sayal is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He runs a weekly Minor Fracture Clinic there. He is also a co-director of North York General Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Update conference. He is the director of CASTED, a full-day, CME accredited hands-on ED Orthopedics Course.
Dr. Adam Sivitz is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, New York. He is the point of care ultrasound lead, and publishes original research on POCUS.
Dr. Leeor Sommer is an emergency physician at St Joseph’s Health Centre and North York General Hospital in Toronto. He did his undergraduate and residency training at the University of Toronto, where he now serves as the EM undergraduate electives representative. He has done extensive teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and CME levels.
Dr. Ian Stiell is an Emergency Physician at Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Ashley Strobel is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at Hennepin County Medical Centre in Minneapolis Minnesota. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is certified in both Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Swaminathan is an Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine in New York City. He is the Associate Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program NYU Emergency Medicine Associates.
Dr. Reuben Strayer is an Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He is the founder of the EM Updates blog.
Dr. Laura Tate is a Plastic Surgeon at the Toronto East General Hospital. She was the Chief of Surgery and Co Program Medical Director at TEGH. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and has won multiple teaching awards. She was the Chair of the Women in Surgery Initiative at the University of Toronto from 2004-2008.
Dr. Brent Thoma is an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at the University of Saskatchewan, and the founder and editor of the Boring EM blog as well as an associate editor of Academic Life in EM blog and a simulation fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University.
Dr. Margaret Thompson is an Emergency Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Medical Director of the Ontario Poison Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is double certified in Emergency Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology.
Dr. Lisa Thurger is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, and is the Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Co-ordinator for that site. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto as well as a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology. Dr Thurgur is the Theme Co-Coordinator for Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and is a Clinical Toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Dr. Rahim Valani is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Toronto East General Hospital. He is a graduate of the Queen’s University and completed his specialist training in Canada, UK, and Australia. Dr. Valani completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is also the co-editor of the Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Pediatric Trauma.
Dr. Weingart received his medical degree and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then went on to a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He is currently an attending in and Chief of the Division of Emergency Critical Care at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine in the Stony Brook School of Medicine, and the creator and host of the EMCrit podcast.
Dr. Mike Winters is and Emergency and Critical Care Physician in Baltimore. He is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Associate Professor in both EM and IM, EM-IM-Critical Care Program co-director and Residency Program Director of EM-IM at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.
Dr. Stella Yiu is an Emergency Physician at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital. She is a faculty member at both the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa. She was the Assistant Director of Education at the Department of Emergency Medicine at UHN. She contributes regularly to various blogs and podcasts on academic emergency medicine.