Adrian Heller MD (he/him)
Dr. Heller is a staff physician at North York General Hospital, where he also acts as the Emergency Department Simulation Co-Lead. He enjoys teaching in many forms and was recently awarded the Excellence in Specialty Teaching award by family medicine residents, as well as with the Excellence in Teaching in Emergency Medicine (Early Career) award by the University of Toronto DFCM. Particular areas of interest include patient education and quality improvement. Outside of the department he spends plenty of time playing sports, attempting to relive glory days that debatably ever existed.
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Amal Mattu MD (he/him)

Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has developed an academic niche in emergency cardiology and electrocardiography, and he also enjoys teaching and writing about other topics such as emergency geriatrics, faculty development, and risk management. He currently is a tenured professor and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He lives near Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and three kids.

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Amit Shah MD (he/him)

Amit Shah is an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine.  He completed Medicine at Western University, and residency at the University of Ottawa. 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. His interests include procedural sedation, thrombolysis for pulmonary embolus, ED efficiency, and procedures in the ED.  When not in the ED, he can be found trying to keep up with his children, dog, or a squash ball.

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Anna Nowacki (she/her)
Anna Nowacki (MD, FRCPC) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine and practices emergency medicine at the University Health Network. She is the co-director of postgraduate education at the UHN EDs. She is also a member of the GHEM (Global Health in EM) executive committee at the University of Toronto and co-chair of the Ethiopian Leadership conference. She is the former Chair of the Women in Emergency Medicine Committee with the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and currently sits on the CAEP WEM Executive committee and is part of the founding committee of TWEM (Toronto Women in EM). Outside of work, she is an avid runner, cyclist and enjoys picking up a paintbrush in her spare time. But most importantly she is a mother of three awesome kids and along with her partner, who also happens to be an emerg doc, she enjoys venturing on crazy escapades with her family.
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Anne Aspler MD (she/her)

Dr. Anne Aspler is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital.  Originally from Alberta, she developed a deep interest in point of care ultrasound (POCUS) after working in resource-limited settings internationally and in northern Canada. Anne completed her Masters’ at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, DTM&H from the Gorgas Institute in Peru, and has done work with the World Health Organization and Zambian AIDS-Related TB program.  After realising POCUS will transform care in practice environments without access to advanced imaging, she completed an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has two wonderful girls of her own that have given her further motivation to help improve timely, appropriate emergency care for kids using POCUS.

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Anthony Crocco MD (he/him)

Anthony is the Deputy Head of Pediatrics at McMaster Children's Hospital as well as an Associate Professor at McMaster University.  Anthony has taught with DevelopingEM and BEEM, is a recurrent guest on Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine, and runs SketchyEBM.

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Anil Chopra (he/him)
Dr. Anil Chopra is the Vice President, Medical Affairs, University Health Network (UHN) and the Division Director, Emergency Medicine, University of Toronto. He is an Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and is also the Medical Advisor and Past Chair, Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He has clinical and research interests in quality improvement and thromboembolic disease. Dr. Chopra is Involved in the education of undergraduate and postgraduate learners at the University of Toronto, and lecturing at local, national and international conferences. He is also an author of several publications in the University press, medical journals and reference textbooks.
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Arlene Chung (she/her)
Dr. Chung is the Program Director for the Maimonides Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a past Chair of the ACEP Well-Being Committee and serves on the New York ACEP Board of Directors. Dr. Chung was the recipient of the New York ACEP "Advancing Emergency Care Award" in 2018 and recognized as one of the original EMRA "45 Under 45 Young Physician Influencers in Emergency Medicine" in 2019. As a nationally-recognized speaker and educator, Dr. Chung has made advocating for physician wellness a central focus of her career though lectures, teaching, policy development, and creating sustainable solutions for the future.
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Arun Sayal MD (he/him)
Arun Sayal is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital where he runs a weekly Minor Fracture Clinic. His main teaching interests focus on ED MSK injuries.
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Barbara Haas
Dr. Barbara Haas is a trauma surgeon and critical care physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. Dr. Haas’ research program focuses on trauma and emergency surgery in older adults. Her work aims to optimize long-term outcomes in this patient population, as well as to improve inter-specialty communication regarding these complex patients.
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Bourke Tillman MD (he/him)
Dr. Bourke Tillmann is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and a Trauma Team Leader at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He received his medical degree in 2010 from the University of Western Ontario and subsequently specialized in emergency medicine and adult critical care. Currently he is undertaking his PhD studies in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tillmann’s research interest is in health services, seeking to improve equity in access to critical care and trauma care services.
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Catherine Varner MD (she/her)
After completing her residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto, Catherine joined Mount Sinai in July 2011. Catherine has a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is the Deputy Director and a Clinician Scientist of the Schwartz / Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, and her research focus is pregnancy and postpartum care in the emergency department.
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Charles Mize MD (he/him)
Dr. Charles Haviland Mize is an emergency medicine specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Recently deployed to Bangladesh, Dr. Mize introduced advanced trauma resuscitation and emergency burr hole placement to the Emergency Department of Sadar Hospital near the border with Myanmar. He has extensive experience establishing and improving the delivery of emergency care in multiple countries and is a leading expert on the retrieval of critically-ill and injured patients from austere environments. He has led numerous helicopter rescue operations throughout the Eastern Himalaya. He founded and led the Kingdom of Bhutan’s critical care helicopter rescue and mountain rescue programs which was recently awarded the Druk Thuksey medal from the King of Bhutan. In addition to his clinical work, he is active as a consultant in medical airframe configuration, prehospital retrieval medicine and helicopter rescue for several international clients. He has won multiple awards both domestically and internationally for his teaching and clinical work. Born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Mize received his undergraduate degree at Yale, and his medical degree at Columbia. He is professionally fluent in French and Spanish. When not deployed with the ICRC, he and his finacée Yui reside in Palmer, Alaska and Washington, D.C.
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Cori Atlin MD (she/her)
Cori Atlin is an emergency physician at North York General Hospital and Trauma Team Leader at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She completed her medical school and FRCPC (EM) residency training at the University of Toronto, as well as a master’s degree in System Leadership and Innovation through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She is a lecturer with the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests are quality improvement and system innovation. Currently she is the virtual care project lead in the NYGH emergency department.
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David Carr MD (he/him)
Dr David Carr is an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is an Emergency Physician and Clinical Investigator at the University Health Network and Mackenzie Health Hospital. He is also the Continuing Professional Development Lead in the Tri-Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has been the recipient of multiple Undergraduate and Post Graduate Clinical Teaching awards. During the Baseball season, he works at the Roger's Centre as the Medical Director of Stadium Medicine for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2010, he pursued his passions serving as an ER physician in the Athletes Village for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Since 2010, He has co-authored the chapter on Occlusive Arterial Disease in the 7-9th editions of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine.
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Elisha Targonsky MD (he/him)
Dr Elisha Targonsky is an emergency physician at North York General Hospital and Lecturer at the University of Toronto. Elisha has a passion for teaching at all levels including medical students, residents and peers. His main academic interests include the management of Atrial Fibrillation in the ED and the role of social media in medical education. He is also a contributing editor for the Emergency Medicine Cases podcast. At the hospital, Elisha strives to standardize and optimize care in the ED, and has helped with a number of clinical pathways/order sets, including Sickle Cell Disease, Opioid Use Disorder, and Status Epilepticus. Outside of clinical and teaching duties, Elisha enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and sipping his morning coffee while solving the daily Wordle puzzle.
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Emily Austin MD (she/her)
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.
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George Kovacs MD (he/him)
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. He works clinically as an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. He is Medical Director of Lifeflight, the Provincial critical care transport program. He has authored and edited textbooks and numerous publications related to his area of interest, airway management. He is an award-winning educator who co-developed the internationally recognized airway education program (Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies- AIME). He has four children and in addition to his passion for airway management education he loves being at his cottage on the Medway river spending time with his two loves of his life, his family and his Massey Ferguson tractor.
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George Porfiris MD (he/him)
George Porfiris has worked as an emergency physician at Michael Garron Hospital for 20 years. He is an associate professor at the DFCM, U of T and the director of Emergency Medical education. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and 2 children
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Gil Yehudaiff MD (he/him)

Gil is an emergency physician at NYGH and HRH with interests in simulation and medical education. He is the Simulation Co-Lead in both Emergency Departments and a recent recipient of the Excellence in Teaching in Emergency Medicine (Early Career) award by the University of Toronto DFCM. When he's not at work he enjoys travelling, working out, and yelling at the Leafs after another disappointing season. He perpetually hopes that this year will be different.

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Hanna Bielawska MD (she/her)
Dr. Bielawska is a full time Emergency Physician practising at St Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto and Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario. She completed medical school, Family Medicine residency, and an Emergency Medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests are varied, and include teaching and medical education, emergency ultrasound, breastfeeding medicine, and women’s health. Her other full time job is raising two young boys, ages 4 and 7.
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Isaac Bogoch MD (he/him)
Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine and is an Infectious Diseases consultant and General Internist at the Toronto General Hospital with a focus on tropical diseases, HIV, and general infectious diseases. He completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Toronto, and then specialised in Infectious Diseases at Harvard University. He holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and has completed fellowships in both Tropical Infectious Diseases and HIV care. Dr. Bogoch divides his clinical and research time between Toronto and several countries in Africa and Asia.
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Jamie Blicker MD (he/him)

Jamie Blicker is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He completed his Emergency Medicine training at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Jennifer Bryan MD (she/her)
Dr. Bryan is an emergency physician at the University Health Network in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the Director of Operations of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM), a founding member of the University Health Network emergency department sickle cell working group and the founding chair of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Antiracism and Anticolonialism Committee. Her work was most recently recognized by the University of Toronto with the Dr. Anna Jarvis award for teaching excellence and by CAEP with the Dr. Helen Karounis award for professionalism.
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Jennifer Tomlin (she/her)

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Joan Cheng MD (she/her)
Joan Cheng is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s Health Centre – Unity Health and has been in this role for just a little over 7 mos. She has practiced both emergency medicine and family medicine in a variety of settings, ranging from a rural community to an academic centre, but the majority of her practice was spent practicing emergency medicine in the community setting at Markham Stouffville Hospital for over 20 years prior to her arrival at St. Joe’s. In terms of leadership roles, Joan was the inaugural Director of Medical Education at Markham Stouffville Hospital, and has also held various additional leadership roles there, both formal and informal. In this space, she was fortunate to be able to explore issues that were personally interesting to her, including issues related to peer support, both for colleagues and for learners, and to develop policy on anti-racism and anti-oppression. Joan has been married to her partner, Dr. Sydney Tam, a fellow Emergency Physician, for 28 years. Of all the work she has ever done, she regards her most important job as being the mother of their 3 children, ages 23, 21, and 17. She is eternally grateful for the wonderful humans who populate her home.
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Jonathan Wallace MD (he/him)

Jonathan Wallace has commitment issues, (probably deep-seated), and was unable to choose a single medical speciality.  Rather, he provides brief intense locum coverage in short-staffed rural/remote communities all over the countryside, offering a combo of GP-Anesthesia, EM, rural critical care, transport medicine, advanced ultrasonography and/or chronic pain consultation.   Jonathan has a special passion for teaching Rural & Remote Resuscitation.   With the help of friends, he developed RnRRounds.ca, an ongoing rural resus sim-based monthly rounds program; is currently piloting a year-long [mostly-virtual] Rural Ultrasound Fellowship, and recently started an obscure, largely unheard of podcast for Rural-Resus cases. (podcast.rnrrounds.ca) Jonathan is a retired magician, likes to eat chocolate, plays the ukulele while singing to himself and has a wife and two kids who support and inspire him every day.

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Julie Samson MD (she/her)

Dr Julie Samson graduated from Ottawa University Medical School in 1995 and completed her family medicine residency in Northern Ontario (NOSM) and her EM certification in 1998.

She began her practice in Timmins, Ontario in 1999. She also works in the emergency department and as a hospitalist.  She recently started working at the local shelter primary care clinic.  She is actively involved with the opiate crisis in her city advocating for better access and improved care for people living with addictions.  She is Co-lead of the addiction program at her hospital which includes acute medical withdrawal management beds, addiction medicine consult team and community withdrawal management service.  She also works in outreach addiction clinics in communities along the James Bay Coast.

In her downtime, she likes to train with friends for running races and triathlons and loves to spend time at her cottage with friends and family.

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Justin Morgenstern MD (he/him)
Justin is an emergency physician and the director of simulation education at Markham Stouffville Hospital. He loves skepticism, education, and medical ethics. He is the founder of the medical education blog First10EM.com and is an associate editor of Emergency Medicine Cases.
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Kari Sampsel (she/her)

Dr. Kari Sampsel is a staff Emergency Physician and Medical Director of the Sexual Assault and
Partner Abuse Care Program at the Ottawa Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. She has been active in the fields of forensic medicine and medical education, with multiple international conference presentations, publications and committee work. She has been honored with a number of national awards in recognition of her commitment to education and awareness. She is an avid CrossFitter and believes that strength and advocacy are the way to a better world.

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Karim Jessa MD (he/him)
Karim Jessa MD, FRCPC, FAMIA is Chief Medical Information Officer at SickKids and Staff Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital and SickKids. He completed medical school in Toronto and his Emergency Residency at McGill University and then practiced in the Middle East for a number of years. His interests include the use of technology to improve healthcare and how Electronic Health Records can be optimized for the benefit of providers and patients.
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Kerstin de Wit MD (she/her)
Dr de Wit trained in emergency and internal medicine in the UK. She completed a thrombosis fellowship in Ottawa and now works as an emergency and thrombosis physician in Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the diagnosis of bleeding and thrombosis in the emergency department. She leads CIHR-funded multicentre studies on older adults who present to the emergency department after a fall and head injury in anticoagulated patients.
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Leeor Sommer MD (he/him)

Dr. Leeor Sommer is an emergency physician at Southlake and North York General Hospital in Toronto. He did his undergraduate and residency training at the University of Toronto. He has an interest in learning and teaching about ENT emergencies for the past 15 years. He believe that all ER physician can provide excellent care of head and neck emergencies when they are well trained to do so!
He has done extensive teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and CME levels.

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Leonard Grinblat MD (he/him)
Dr Leonard (Lenny) Grinblat is a combined Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician at NYGH for the past 10 years. He enjoys interacting with both general GPs, internists, and specialists alike, and strives to be the best clinical radiologist possible. He also believes that humans did indeed land on the moon.
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Louisa Marion-Bellemare MD (she/her)

Dr. Louisa Marion-Bellemare graduated from and completed her residency at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She works at the Timmins and District Hospital Emergency Department, the primary care clinic at the homeless shelter and the addiction clinics in communities along the James Bay Coast. Dr. Marion-Bellemare can also be found working at the Indigenous Health Care Centre and the local provincial jail. She is the co-lead and works with the addiction medicine program at the hospital which includes the addiction medicine consult service and the community withdrawal management service. She is actively involved in her community by promoting barrier free access to addiction treatment with the ultimate goal to save lives and improve quality of life.

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Michelle Klaiman MD (she/her)

Dr. Michelle Klaiman is an emergency and addiction medicine staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, assistant professor, and award-winning clinician teacher with the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. She completed her FRCPC(EM) residency at the University of Toronto and an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is the Emergency Medicine undergraduate Course Director at UofT. Leadership roles include those in Undergraduate Medical Education as the SMH EM Clerkship and ICE2 Site lead, ED Physician Wellness Lead, and the ED Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Co-Lead. Her research portfolio aims to improve the care of those presenting to the emergency department with alcohol and substance use related concerns.

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Matt Poyner MD (he/him)
Matt Poyner is a physician who achieved financial independence in his early 40's, took a year off to travel around the world with his family, and now teaches the moneySmartMD course. He believes that financial independence is the antidote to burnout and that every physician has the ability to take control of their financial life.
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Meeta Patel (she/her)

Dr. Meeta Patel is an emergency physician at North York General Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. She is the Faculty Development co-lead for the division of EM in the DFCM at U of T and has a strong interest in medical education and clinical teaching, faculty development, mentorship all through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion. Most importantly, she is a mom to two very spirited young girls with her partner. She values kindness, integrity, connection, and understands work life integration and how hard it is for women. She loves gardening, cycling, and travelling with her family.

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Megan Osborn MD (she/her/hers)
Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn is Vice Chair for Education and Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Dr. Osborn also serves as the Associate Dean for Students for UCI School of Medicine. Dr. Osborn is passionate about medical education, oncologic, ophthalmologic, ENT, and hematologic emergencies. Dr. Osborn has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has won the Clinical Pathologic Case (CPC) Competition twice and the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Osborn serves as the Senior Associate Editor for the innovative Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine (JETem).
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Melanie Baimel MD (she/her)
Dr. Melanie Baimel is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Credit Valley Hospital (Trillium Health Partners). She is a lecturer at the University of Toronto where she completed her Family Medicine training with an Emergency Medicine fellowship in 2011. In 2012, Mel met her true love...an ultrasound machine. It was a perfect match and they have been inseparable ever since. Mel has gained a reputation amongst the POCUS nerds as having the best ultrasound cases at POCUS rounds. She is an award winning teacher and is very active in teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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Michael Misch MD (he/him)
Dr Michael Misch is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital. He is an EM Cases contributor and particularly enjoys bedside teaching with residents and medical students. When not in the ER, he can often be found in a greenside bunker or in his garden.
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Michael Killian MD (he/him)
Dr. Kilian completed his medical school and FRCP Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2018. During this time he also completed a Clinical Fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is a full time ER physician at NYGH and currently holds the role of Post-graduate Director for Medical Education for the department. He will be facilitating the airway workshop at EMU 2022
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Natalie Wolpert MD (she/her)
Natalie is a staff physician at both North York General Hospital and St. Michael's Hospital and a Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael's.
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Nadia Primiani MD (she/her)
Nadia Primiani works as a full-time Emergency Physician at Sinai Health System. She is involved in medical education and is one of the Co-Leads for the CCFP(EM) Simulation Program. She is also the associate program director for the Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Fellowship and the chair of the 2SLGBTQIA+ committee for CAEP (Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians). She is interested in learning through simulation and is working to develop complex simulation cases for the curriculum. She has become an advocate for marginalized patients and has an interest in increasing awareness of their health needs while promoting non-violent communication between physicians and patients.
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Robyn Shafer (she/her)

Dr. Robyn Shafer is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is an Emergency Medicine physician at North York General Hospital where she also serves as a Medical Director for Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She is actively involved in teaching and has received Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching awards. She also serves as a Medical Director for Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

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Rohit Mohindra MD (he/him)
Dr. Mohindra is a physician and research lead at North York General Hospital's Emergency Department. He is also a research scientist at the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute, visiting scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson University.
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Reuben Strayer MD (he/him/his)

Reuben Strayer was born on the shores of Lake Michigan but raised and schooled in Texas until moving to balmy Montreal for a residency in emergency medicine and now lives and works in New York City.  His clinical areas of interest include airway management, analgesia, opioid misuse, procedural sedation, agitation, decision-making and error. His extra-clinical areas of interest include sweeping generalizations and jalapeño peppers. He is happily employed at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, tweets @emupdates and writes at emupdates.com

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Rob Simard MD (he/him)

Robert Simard is an emergency physician who has interests in medical education, Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS), and Advanced Life Support.  He completed a Bachelor of Science in his home-town of Sudbury at Laurentian University in the chemistry and biochemistry program.  With his body unsuitable for mining or farming, he went on to complete medical school at the University of Ottawa, residency at the University of Toronto, and a POCUS fellowship at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  He enjoys teaching weekend ACLS, PALS and POCUS courses. In his leisure time, Rob is a baseball fanatic and can be found cheering for his beloved Toronto Blue Jays.

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Sarah Foohey MD (she/her)
Sarah Foohey works as a full-time Emergency Physician in Peterborough. Sarah is passionate about medical education. During her first three years of practice, she updated and led the exam prep curriculum for the University of Toronto CCFP-EM residents. She created the Virtual Resus Room, an award-winning open-access simulation platform, and has used this platform to help educators run simulation events across Canada and internationally. Sarah also enjoys making medical figures and infographics, striving to increase learner and provider confidence by boiling down daunting ED topics into practical approaches.
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Sarah Reid MD (she/her)

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.

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Sean Caine MD (he/him)

After graduating medical school at the University of Toronto, Dr. Caine spent 4 years in Calgary where he completed his residency in Family Medicine and a third year of training in Emergency Medicine. During his final year in Calgary he worked in the emergency departments of both the regional trauma centre at Foothills Hospital and Peter Lougheed Hospital. He returned to Toronto in July 2010 and worked both the UHN and North York General Hospital.  He currently is working in London at the London Health Sciences Centre.

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Steve Socransky MD (he/him)

Steve Socransky is an emergency physician at Health Sciences North and an Associate Professor at NOSM in Sudbury. Credits include: Started the CAEP Ultrasound Committee, Director of Canada’s first emergency ultrasound fellowship, Director of the EDE 2 Course (www.ede2course.com), Editor of Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound, print and iBook. Steve has also presented and published research both nationally and internationally. He lives in the bush just outside Sudbury with his wife, 2 sons, Harper the dog and Peaches the cat.

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Vanessa Cardy MD (she/her)

Dr. Vanessa Cardy is currently a staff physician at Chisasibi Hospital in northern Quebec. She is a deputy editor for the emergency medicine education podcast, EM:RAP as well as associate managing editor of Right On Prime, a family medicine education podcast. She is a fellow of the Canadian college of family physicians as well as a fellow of rural and remote medicine. She wishes to encourage future physicians to take on careers in rural medicine and works to showcase the joys and challenges of clinical work in underserved and remote regions of the world.

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Walter Himmel MD (he/him)

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.

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