Founder, CEO & Host
Dr. Anton Helman is an Emergency Physician at North York General in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Division of Emergency Medicine, the Education Innovation Lead at the Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute and is on the advisory board of The Teaching Institute. He is the founder and host of Emergency Medicine Cases.
An established leader in the technology sector, Mr. Helman has established and led large multinational businesses. After living in Vancouver, Hong Kong and Sydney, Garron now resides in Toronto where he is an executive in a consulting firm.
Contributing Editor & Co-host
Dr. Teresa M. Chan is an Assistant Professor and the Continuing Professional Development Director for the Division of Emergency Medicine at McMaster University. She has an interest in medical education, digital teaching & learning, knowledge translation and evidence-based medicine. She is an Associate Editor of the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM.com) blog and the Managing Editor of the BoringEM blog (BoringEM.org).
Dr. Lucas Chartier is a staff emergency physician at the North York General Hospital and UHN. He completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard University in order to further his training in quality improvement and patient safety, and he hopes to be part of the solution for a better, cheaper and faster healthcare system.
Lincoln Foerster is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Calgary. As a Resident Editor at EM Cases he has authored website updates, the Q & A Pearl of the Week, and chapters for the EM Cases Digest ebook series.
Keerat Grewal is a resident in the Emergency Medicine program at the University of Toronto, where she also completed medical school. Prior to medicine, Keerat earned her Masters of Sciences in Kinesiology. Her interests include epidemiology, resuscitation, and ultrasound. She is currently working on a research project with Dr. Atzema, looking at vertigo in the ED. Keerat has been involved with EM Cases as a podcast summary writer.
Dr. Claire Heslop is a staff emergency physician at University Health Network in Toronto. She has a strong passion for #FOAMEd and medical education, and a fellowship in point of care ultrasound. She is a staff editor at EM Cases.
Michael Kilian is a resident in the FRCP Emergency Medicine Program at the University of Toronto (Class of 2018). He has a passion for medical education, POCUS, pediatric EM and diagnostic decision-making. Specifically, he is researching the role of cognitive forcing strategies to improve diagnostic decision making and decrease medical error. During his PGY4 year, he will be pursuing a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Taryn Lloyd is currently a emergency medicine resident at the University of Toronto. She has a passion for all things emergency medicine, medical education, and #FOAMed. She has many interests, including but not limited to: innovative, effective and efficient education, patient safety and quality improvement, and interprofessional team medicine. She is chief production editor for the EM Cases Digest ebook series.
Justin Morgenstern is an emergency physician and the director of simulation education at Markham Stouffville Hospital. He has a special interest in medical education, mental practice in emergency medicine, and science-based medicine. He is the founder of the #FOAMed blog First10EM and an Associate Editor at EM Cases. He is a writer of the BEEM Cases blog and interviews researchers on the Journal Jam podcast.
Dr Michael Misch is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He is an associate editor of EM Cases and writes the CritCases blog. As an active consumer of FOAM, he hopes to contribute to the amazing community of emergency care providers who create excellent medical education for all.
Rory Spiegel is an Emergency Physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, the co-host of the Annals of Emergency Medicine podcast and the founder of the EM Nerd blog. He has a keen interest in evidence-based medicine and on EM Cases he writes the BEEM Cases blog and is a co-host on the Journal Jam podcast.
Dr. Nick Clarridge is a staff Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He has a special interest in simulation based education and is the founder of the simulation program at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket. Nick contributes to the Rapid Review Videos at EM Cases.
Michelle Yee is a Family Medicine resident at the University of Toronto with a passion for Emergency Medicine. Having earned her Masters of Business Administration prior to medical school, she enjoys applying her skills in healthcare management to quality improvement projects. Michelle’s interest in innovation and medical technology led her to develop a pilot discharge summary translation tool at the UHN ED. Currently, Michelle is the Production Editor for the EM Cases Digest ebook series.
Anton Nikouline is a medical student at the University of Toronto (Class of 2017). His interests include medical education, sports medicine and resuscitation. He hopes to help contribute to the growing #FOAMed community. He is currently working as a researcher for the main episode podcasts.
Richard Hoang is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa with a variety of academic interests including medical education, FOAMed, simulation, and palliative care. He hopes to bring his enthusiasm to the FOAMed world and make his mark on the dynamic and evolving Med Ed landscape. He is currently a resident editor at EM Cases.
Resident Editor & Co-host
Rajiv Thavanathan is a resident in the FRCP Emergency Medicine program at the University of Ottawa. His academic interests include trauma, point of care ultrasound, and simulation. In a previous life he hosted the “Toronto Independent Music Podcast” for BlogTO and still remains an avid music fan.
Chang Lu is a Family Medicine resident at University of Toronto with interests in emergency medicine and medical education. With experiences in computer programming, he embraces new technologies and enjoys using them to improve patient care and medical learning. Currently, Chang contributes to the Just the Nuggets series.
Shaun Mehta is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Toronto with a number of interests including quality improvement, trauma, prehospital care and medical technology. He hopes to apply these interests to the world of FOAMed. He is currently a resident editor at EM Cases.
Erica Hoe is a Family Medicine resident at the University of Toronto who is passionate about Emergency Medicine and teaching. With her background as a physiotherapist, she has a few tricks up her sleeve for patients in the ED with common MSK complaints. She enjoys scuba diving and long-distance running, and looks forward to contributing to medical education throughout her career. Currently, Erica contributes to the Just the Nuggets series.
Alexander Hart is a resident in the Emergency Medicine program at the University of Toronto. He is also currently an Emergency Ultrasound fellow at Sunnybrook Hospital (true as of July 1st, 2017) His other interests lie in medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Alex is a resident editor at EM Cases.
Sunny Johal is a Family Medicine resident at the University of Toronto with a passion for Emergency Medicine. His interests lie in FOAMEd, Simulation Education, and Mass Gathering Medicine. As a resident editor, he authors literature updates for the website’s main podcast episode posts and the Q & A Pearl of the Week.
Tara He is a family medicine resident at Queen’s University, who has an interest in Emergency Medicine and Medical Education. She hopes to make medical information more accessible by contributing to the growing collection of free online medical resources. She is currently contributing to the Q & A Pearl of the Week emails.