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Dr. Samina Ali is a Professor of Pediatrics and an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine, as well as a practicing pediatric emergency physician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
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. Paul Atkinson is a Professor in Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University and Clinical Academic Head for Emergency Medicine, Saint John Regional Hospital, Horizon Health Network, New Brunswick, Canada. Additionally, he is deputy editor of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and has recently been appointed Assistant Dean of Research at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.
Dr. Bryan Au is a staff emergency physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Emily Austin is an Emergency Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She completed the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology subspecialty program at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Roy Baskind is a neurologist who works at Healthcare Facility in Toronto, ON. As a dedicated neurologist, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the brain, as well as other impairments involving the autonomic nervous system, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, blood vessels, and muscles which are associated with these structures.
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. Suzanne Beno is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine physician at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Ontario. She is currently the Co-Director of both the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Training Program as well as the SickKids Trauma Program.
Joshua is an Emergency Planner with a Fire/EMS and Coast Guard background. He is a member of Canada Task Force 2, and is an Emergency Medicine/ EMS Physician in Edmonton.
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 Booth 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.
Christine Bradshaw is an Emergency Department Social Worker at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, ON and RBC Pathway to Peers Program Manager.
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. Shira Brown, BMT, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP is Chief of Emergency Medicine, South Niagara Sites and Transformation Lead, Emergency Medicine at Niagara Health. Dr. Brown has an area of special interest in airway management and simulation, and serves as the Regional Chair of the Niagara Health Difficult Airway Committee.
Dr. Brett Burstein is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Trauma Team Leader at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as well as a Clinician-Scientist at McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. He completed the combined MD-PhD Program at McGill University followed by residency in General Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Montreal Children’s Hospital, and went on to pursue a Masters of Public Health in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University.
Dr. Andrew Cameron is an emergency medicine resident at the Sunnybrook Health Centre in Toronto.
Dr. Sam Campbell is the chief emergency physician at the Halifax Infirmary in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Adam Cheng is director of research and development for the ASPIRE/KidSIM Simulation Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Carmen Coombs is a pediatrics resident at John Hopkins University.
Dr. Anthony G. Crocco is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and is the Medical Director & Division Head of the Division of Pediatric Emergency at McMaster’s Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Dale Dantzer is an orthopaedic surgeon at North York General Hospital in Toronto.
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. Kerstin DeWit trained in internal medicine, emergency medicine and research in the UK. She completed a Thrombosis Fellowship in Ottawa in 2013.
Dr. Kathryn Dong is currently appointed as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.
Dr. Paul Dorian is a physician scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and was the Department Director, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto (2009-2019), and President of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (2013-2014).
Dr. Jabeen Fayyaz is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine staff physician at the Hospital for Sick Children and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She facilitates several simulation-based courses including APLS, procedural sedation, and acute care resuscitation training for residents and PEM fellows. She has been Resuscitation lead for Competency based medical education program for PEM faculty since 2018.
Dr. Joel Fish is a professor of plastic & reconstructive surgeon at the University of Toronto.
Dr. 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.
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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.
Keerat Grewal is an emergency physician at Sinai Health and a research fellow at the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute.
Dr. Barbara Haas is a geriatric trauma surgeon and intensivist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, ON. In addition to her position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Haas is a Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Her research program focuses on trauma and emergency surgery in the elderly and her work aims to optimize long-term outcomes in this patient population as well as improve inter-specialty communication regarding these complex patients.
Dr. Tarlan Hedayati is an Associate Professor and Chair of Education in the Emergency Medicine Department at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She is interested in medical education and is currently pursuing a Masters in Medical Education for Health Professionals at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Alyson Holland is a pediatrician and pediatric emergency physician in Toronto.
Dr. Grant Innes is a full professor at the Cumming School of Medicine and served as Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine at Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone from 2008 to 2013.
Dr. Simon Kingsley is a staff emergency physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Dr. Michelle Klaiman is an Emergency and Addiction Medicine Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and faculty at the University of Toronto. In addition, she has a community addiction medicine practice. Michelle completed her FRCP-EM training at the University of Toronto and an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.
Dr. Paul Koblic is an Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has won multiple postgraduate teaching awards for his role in leading the University of Toronto CCFP EM simulation program.
Dr. Daniel Kollek is an award winning Emergency Physician, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Section of Emergency Medicine at McMaster University, Chair of the CAEP disaster committee and past Executive Director of the Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness. He also has served as Emergency Department Chief and Program Director in both Hamilton & Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Prior to his career in Medicine he was a combat officer in the Israeli Defence Forces and now he dabbles in script writing and improvisational theatre.
Dr. George Kovacs is a full-time professor of Emergency Medicine and is cross-appointed in the Department of Anaesthesia, Department of Medical Neuroscience and Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University.
Dr. Yonah Krakowsky is a professor of Urology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Eddy Lang is the Academic Department Head and a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and the Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services.
Dr. Joel Lexchin is an emergency physician in Toronto. He is an associate professor at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Katie Lin is an Emergency Medicine Physician with subspecialty training in acute stroke and public health. She is a STARS flight transport physician, Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Research Director at the University of Calgary.
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Dr. Anna MacDonald is an emergency physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Dr. Emily MacNeil is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Carolinas Medical Centre in Charlotte, NC. She did her medical school, internship, and Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine/Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Laurie Mazurik is an Emergency (Sunnybrook Health Science Centre) and Critical Care Transport Physician (ORNGE) with over 25 years of clinical experience. Since being a member of the SARS Operational Centre in 2003, she has advocated for better disaster readiness in health care, by running over 30 mass casualty simulations in multiple countries,developing training (www.cbrnecc.ca) and surge plans for health systems. She has served as a consultant for MOHLTC, Global Affairs Canada and WHO.
Dr. Andrew McRae is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. In addition to active research interests in emergency department crowding and operations, his primary interest is in health services dimensions of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies (myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, stroke).
Dr. Angelo Mikrogianakis is currently appointed as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University & Chief of Pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
Dr. Andrew McRae is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Community Health Sciences.
Dr. Justin Morgenstern is an emergency physician in Toronto. He is the founder of the First10EM podcast.
Dr. Morris is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Medical Director of the Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
Dr. Victoria Myers is an Emergency Medicine Resident at The University of Toronto. She completed her Undergraduate Medical Education at The University of Ottawa.
Dr. Chris Nickson is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health and a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University.
Dr. Janet Nuth worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital for over 20 years prior to joining the CMPA in 2008 as a physician advisor in Practice Improvement. She is currently a Physician Risk manager at CMPA and associate professor at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Aaron Orkin is an emergency, family, and public health physician. He studied medicine at McMaster University and completed postgraduate training in Family Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Rob Orman is Rob Orman is an emergency physician and educator. He is the founder of the ERcast and Stimulus podcasts.
Dr. Olivia Ostrow is an academic clinician and the patient safety lead for the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children, and an assistant professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She received her MD at West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics training at the University of California San Diego and the University of Rochester. She is board certified in both specialties and holds a certificate in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety from the University of Toronto. Locally, she is a medical safety leader at the Hospital for Sick Children and plays a key leadership role in the hospital’s Choosing Wisely campaign along with other frontline improvement work. At the provincial level, she is actively involved in the P4R Emergency Department Return Visit Quality Initiative with Health Quality Ontario. Dr. Ostrow is the co- director for the certificate course at the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS).
Andrew Petrosoniak is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Matt Poyner is an emergency physician in Collingwood, Ontario.
Dr. Aylin Reid is a neurologist and researcher at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lawrence Richer is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and pediatric neurologist with clinical and research interests in the treatment of headache and disorders of the autonomic nervous system.
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. He is the co-host of EM: RAP’s Canadian Edition podcast and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards.
Dr. Marshall Ross is an Emergency Physician at the Rockyview Hospital and Foothills medical center in Calgary, Alberta. He is a Co-Founder and acting President at ResolvMD and a Co-Founder of The Newly Institute, with research interests in suboxone therapy, urgent care, and opioid-use disorders.
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Dr. Michelle Science is an Infectious Disease specialist at Hospital for Sick Children and Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She is a researcher in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and has a special interest in antimicrobial stewardship.
Dr. Amit Shah currently holds the role of Emergency Department Lead- South West Region at Ontario Health and is an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine. He splits his practice between academic (London Health Sciences Centre) and community (St. Thomas-Elgin General) sites, and has previously worked as a family and emergency physician in rural and remote locations.
Ann Shook is a RN Clinical Coordinator at North York General Hospital based in Toronto, Ontario. Previously, Ann was a Registered Nurse – Med and Palliative Unit at MSA Hospital
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. Rob Simard is an emergency physician at the Sunnybrook Health Centre in Toronto.
Dr. Rory Spiegel is an attending physician at the University of Maryland Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Swaminathan is an Assistant Professor of EM at St. Joe’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. He is the Deputy Editor of EM:RAP, Managing Editor of EM Abstracts and Associate Editor of REBEL EM.
Dr. Mehdi Tahiri is a thoracic Surgeon at Université de Sherbrooke. He completed a General Surgery residency and recently completed a thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lisa Thurgur 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. Bourke Tillmann is an emergency physician at Sunnybrook Health Centre in Toronto.
Mathieu Toulouse is an Emergency Medicine physician in the Montreal area. He completed a trauma subspecialty in 2020 and is a former Team Canada cyclist
Chris Trevelyan, MSW works as a clinical and educational consultant at the Office of Resident Wellness, Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Toronto. In this role, Chris offers counselling/psychotherapy to medical residents and fellows. He also develops and delivers educational programming, and conducts research, related to the non-biomedical physician competencies, particularly with respect to their contribution to medical trainee/physician wellness.
Ashleigh Tuite is an infectious disease epidemiologist and mathematical modeler at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Dr. Stephanie Vandenberg is an Emergency Physician in the Calgary Zone. She received a Masters in Epidemiology from LSHTM and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine.
Dr. Richard Warde is a hematologist working at the Toronto General Hospital.
Dr. Hilary Whyte has been a faculty member of the Division of Neonatology for 35 years. She is cross appointed to the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at SickKids, with staff privileges at both Mount Sinai and Sunnybrook Hospitals. Dr. Whyte has been the Medical Director of the SickKids Acute Care Transport Service (ACTS) Team for the last 22 years, responsible for the retrieval of all critically ill newborns and children 0-18 years of age. Dr. Whyte has spearheaded a standardized model for transport competencies, processes and equipment to enhance patient safety in inter-facility transport across Canada
Dr. Natalie Wolpert is an emergency physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Dr. Camilla Wong is a Geriatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital, an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and an Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Her clinical and research interests include the implementation and evaluation of cross-specialty acute care models for the frail older adults.
Dr. Joel Yaphe is an emergency physician as well as an EM residency program director at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gil Yehudaiff is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto, ON with interests in simulation and medical education. He is the NYGH Simulation Co-Lead and a recent recipient of the Excellence in Teaching in Emergency Medicine (Early Career) award by the University of Toronto DFCM.
Dr. Roger Zemek is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the uOttawa Brain and Mind Institute. He is Director of Clinical Research at CHEO and Chair of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC).