I am a staff physician at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. I am cross-trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, and work clinically in both areas. I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto.
I am an Adjunct Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, and my research focuses on optimizing care of critically ill patients in the ED, and on improving patient outcomes through the ED-ICU continuum.
Specifically, I study knowledge translation around sepsis, targeted temperature management, alcohol withdrawal, cardiac arrest, mental preparedness, stress management and resuscitation.
I am the current co-lead for Wellness in the ED at St. Mike’s. I am also the Vice-Chair of the CAEP Wellness Committee. So currently, I’m spending a lot of time working on my wellness, and the wellness of my colleagues. The website for the CAEP Wellness Committee should be live by January 2019, feel free to check it out.
I’m also training to become a Certified Coach – to help medical professionals take their performance and careers to the next level. Stay tuned for more info, or shoot me an email if you’re interested in this.
Previously, I was the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness for St Michael’s Hospital, and worked on developing and training best practices in hospital disaster preparedness. I stepped down from that role in December 2017.
Lastly, I am the past chair of C4 (the CAEP Critical Care Committee), which is Canada’s national group of combined EM-ICU people. Drop me a line if you want to join, or email Julian Owen, who is the current chair.
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