Founder, Host & CEO
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 and the Education Innovation Lead at the Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute. He is the founder, host and chief editor 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 provides debt financing to Canadian technology companies.
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, co-host on The Journal Jam podcast and regular contributor to The EM Quick Hits podcast.
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 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.
Dr. Jesse McLaren is an emergency physician in Toronto. He has an interest in quality improvement and education, and writes the ECG Cases blog for EM Cases. While his handwriting is as chaotic as polymorphic V-tach, his blog posts aim to make complexes simple.
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. Sarah Reid completed her medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1999, followed by a Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute. Her main academic interest lies in improving the care of children seen in general emergency departments across Canada. As such, she is Editor and Ontario Lead for Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (www.trekk.ca) and PEM Educator for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Emergency Medicine Review Course. Sarah serves on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Hans Rosenberg is an Emergency Physician at the Ottawa Hospital and Director of the Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination Program at the University of Ottawa, Department of Emergency Medicine. He is the founder of the EMOttawa Blog and has a special interest in FOAMed, podcasting and dental emergencies. He loves his kids and wife, and (real) football, not necessarily in that order .
Anand Swaminathan is an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. His main interests are in resident education, faculty development, resuscitation and knowledge translation. Anand is a deputy editor and conference chair for EM: RAP and the managing editor for EM Abstracts. He is a big believer in and contributor to the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) movement. Anand is an associate editor for REBEL EM and REBELCast and a regular contributor to the EM Cases Quick Hits podcast.
Dr. Elisha Targonsky is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto and Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, Ontario. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. His academic interests include the role of social media in medical education and the cardiovascular emergencies. He contributes to the EM Cases Quiz Vault and Quick Hits podcasts.
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.
Lorraine Lau is a resident in the FRCP Emergency Medicine program at the University of Toronto. She is also currently a fellow of the Geriatric EM fellowship program in Toronto. Her academic interests include trauma, geriatric care and medical education. She is a resident editor at EM Cases and also contributes to the Quiz Vault.
Winny Li is an Emergency Medicine resident at University of Toronto. Her academic interests include trauma, sports medicine, POCUS and medical education. She is a resident editor for the main episode written summaries and EMU365 series 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eric Juneau is a staff emergency physician in Vancouver, BC. His EM interests include disaster management, FOAMed, and POCUS. He contributes to the Q&A Pearl of the Week and the annual EM Cases Course. When he is not working he can be found skiing, hiking, or eating his way through every sushi restaurant in BC.
Anton Nikouline is an Emergency Medicine resident at University of Toronto. 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 and producer of the EMB bombs for the Journal Jam podcast.
Major Patrick Gilbride is an emergency physician in the Canadian Armed Forces. His interests include medical education, prehospital care, trauma and damage control resuscitation. Patrick is a contributor to the EM Cases Rapid Review videos.
Andrew Cameron is a resident in the FRCP Emergency Medicine program at the University of Toronto. His academic interests include trauma, technology, and innovation in the ED. Outside the hospital, he helps run a fashion blog, plays hockey, and has an unchecked addiction to sneakers.