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 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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Adrian Wu MD (he/him)
Dr. Adrian Wu is an emergency physician at North York General and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He completed his emergency medicine residency and ultrasound fellowship in Toronto. Clinically, he enjoys POCUS teaching and administration. In his leisure time, he enjoys shooting hoops, playing golf, and being a foodie.
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Aikta Verma MD (she/her)

Dr. Aikta Verma is an academic Emergency Medicine Physician working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto since 2012. She has extensive leadership training and experience, including a master’s degree in health administration, and she served as Chief of Emergency Medicine at Sunnybrook from 2019 to 2024. She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and previously served as the Assistant Program Director for the FRCP Emergency Medicine residency program. Her academic interests are in quality improvement, and patient flow in particular, with multiple related publications, presentations, and media appearances. In addition, she has worked in legal cases providing opinions as an expert in Emergency Medicine. When not at work she enjoys travelling, cats, wine, and spending time with her husband and son.

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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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Anton Helman MD (he/him)
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 The Emergency Medicine Cases podcast and learning system.
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Arun Sayal MD (he/him)

Arun is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. For the last several years, he has added weekly work managing patients in the Minor Fracture Clinic and assisting on ortho trauma cases. These led him to create CASTED, an ED orthopedics course which he has taught over 600 times in 10 countries to over 15,000 colleagues. He has won over 20 teaching awards and has written book chapters, ACEP Now articles, appeared on multiple podcasts, and given over 100 international lectures, all focused on ED orthopedics.

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Barbara Haas MD (she/her)
Dr. Barbara Haas is a graduate of the General Surgery residency program of the University of Toronto. During her residency, Dr. Haas also obtained a PhD focused on trauma health services research. Following her residency, Dr. Haas completed a fellowship in Adult Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, as well as a fellowship in Trauma Surgery at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois. 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). Dr. Haas' research program focuses on trauma and emergency surgery in the elderly. 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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Catherine Varner MD (she/her)
After completing her residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto, Dr. Varner joined Mount Sinai in July 2011. She is the Deputy Director and a Clinician Scientist of the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Deputy Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. 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 Himalayas. 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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Christopher Tsoutsoulas MD (he/him)

Chris Tsoutsoulas is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital. He completed his FRCPC training in emergency medicine at the University of Toronto and an acute-care POCUS fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Testamur of the National Board of Echocardiography and has a special interest in resuscitative transesophageal echocardiography. Chris is a passionate clinical teacher who has instructed several POCUS courses across Canada.

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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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David Pare MD (he/him)
David is an emergency physician who works at the Heart and Lung Institute in Quebec City. Besides his fellow with the Resuscitation Leadership Academy and his interest in Wilderness Medicine, he mainly focuses his time on acute cardiology care. He is co-director at ECG-u Course, editor for TopMU and finally actively teaching to residents at Laval University. Finally, his only conflict of interest that some might consider a real issue… is the fact he doesn’t own a cellphone and is absent from every social network!
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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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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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Isser Dubinsky MD (he/him)

Dr. Dubinsky graduated from the University of Toronto with his M.D. in 1975 and obtained his certification in Emergency Medicine in the early 1980s. After several years as a rural family physician, he served as the Chief of Emergency Medicine at North York General Hospital from 1986 to 1996, and at the University Health Network, from 1996 to 2001. Subsequent to his clinical career he served as an Associate Director of Hay Group Health Care Consulting from 2001 to 2016, after which he was appointed a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He was the theme leader for the “Leader” theme in the undergraduate medical curriculum from 2016-2018. He is involved in the Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Leadership Certificate program, IHPME’s combined MD/Master’s Program in Health System Leadership and Innovation (HSLI) and IHPME’s Vernissage Health Leadership Development program. 

He devotes the remainder of his time to board work on behalf of civil and human rights organizations as well as his family, personal fitness and travel.

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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 Tomlin MD (she/her)

Jen is a self proclaimed NYGH “lifer”; the long-ago clerkship rotations, residency and then staff appointment as a full time ER MD at NYGH.  She has recently started a new endeavour, as an Investigating Coroner, Toronto West.  When not consumed by work, she is consumed by family, including the most beloved daughter who happens to be a 4 year old St. Bernard.

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Jesse McLaren MD (he/him)

Jesse McLaren (@ECGcases) is an emergency physician at the University Health Network with a passion for learning and teaching ECGs. He writes the monthly ECG Cases blog for Emergency Medicine Cases, is an associate editor of Dr. Smith's ECG Blog, and has launched a series of ECG courses at heartsECGcourse.com.

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Joel Fish MD (he/him)

Dr. Joel Fish specializes in burns and complex wound care and is currently the Medical Director of the Burn Program at SickKids. He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and holds the position of Full Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fish joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at SickKids in 2007 and served as the Research Director for the Division from 2007-2014. In 2009, Dr. Fish was appointed Medical Director of the Burn Program. Dr. Fish's clinical practice focuses on the treatment of pediatric burn injuries which includes the full continuum from the acute injury, rehabilitation, and secondary reconstruction. Dr. Fish also specializes in treating severe complex wound conditions from a variety of other causes.

 

In addition to his clinical role at SickKids, Dr. Fish is a member of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto and currently supervises several graduate students.

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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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Katharine Smart MD (she/her)

Dr. Katharine Smart is an experienced medical leader and advocate who constantly challenges the status quo in medicine. A pediatrician in Canada’s north, her work focuses on innovative and collaborative partnerships between community and government to serve marginalized children in rural and remote areas. An outspoken advocate against misinformation, Dr. Smart regularly uses her voice to bring evidence and facts to the forefront of health communication.

Dr. Smart is a past president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), where in 2021 she became the 10th woman to serve in the organization’s 155-year history. A fierce and authentic leader, she has become a recognized and respected medical voice in Canada. Dr. Smart has been recognized as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women, with the Medical Post’s Changemaker Media Award and the Waterfalls Global Award. In recognition of her advocacy for primary care and family medicine, she received an honourary membership from the Canadian Family Physicians of Canada. She has held many leadership positions including president of the Yukon Medical Association and sits on the board of Ronald McDonald House charities and Actua a STEM education outreach organization for youth.

Dr. Smart is a passionate communicator and sought-after media expert, keynote speaker, panellist and podcast guest. She is the host of SPARK: Conversations, Children’s Healthcare Canada’s monthly podcast series.

Dr. Smart’s clinical work has spanned the breadth of Pediatrics. She started her career as a pediatric emergency medicine physician at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. She has worked in Australia, Vancouver and across Canada’s north. Her current clinical focus is providing care to children who have experienced adverse childhood events using a model of social pediatrics in the Yukon.

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Katie Lin MD (she/her)
Dr. Katie Lin is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary, a Stroke Attending with the Calgary Stroke Program and a Flight Transport Physician with STARS Air Ambulance in Alberta. She completed her residency training and stroke fellowship in Calgary alongside a parallel Master of Public Health through Harvard. She loves med ed, brains, interdisciplinary collaboration and all things sci-fi. Outside the hospital and helicopter base, you'll find her reading, painting, travelling, hiking, wreck diving, and mountain biking.
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Kevin Wasko MD (he/him)

Dr. Kevin Wasko is the Chief of Emergency Medicine and Program Medical Director at North York General Hospital in Toronto, ON.

Prior to joining NYGH, he was a practicing emergency physician with Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, ON. Before focusing on emergency medicine, he practiced as a rural family physician in Saskatchewan. Dr. Wasko was the physician co-lead on the Saskatchewan Health System Transition Team in 2017, leading work in physician engagement, medical governance and the academic mandate when a new provincial health authority was launched in the province. He served as the Physician Executive for Integrated Rural Health with the Saskatchewan Health Authority from December 2017 until June 2022, holding joint responsibility for the delivery of healthcare services across rural Saskatchewan.

Kevin was the Executive Sponsor for the development of Health Networks across Saskatchewan, advancing the vision of an infrastructure that will serve as the organizational unit for the Saskatchewan Health Authority while simultaneously serving as a tool to enable interdisciplinary team-based care in the community. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Wasko co-sponsored the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s COVID-19 Immunization rollout, co-chaired the Clinical Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19 Immunization, and was a member of the Joint Management Team of the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre for COVID-19 response.

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Kirby Ding MD (he/him)
Kirby Ding is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital. He completed his FRCPC training in emergency medicine at the University of Toronto and a POCUS fellowship at Sunnybrook Hospital. He spends his free time playing beach volleyball or rehabilitating from various volleyball-related injuries.
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Kylie Booth MD (she/her)
Dr. Booth obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Booth is an Emergency Physician at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and the Medical Advisor for Ontario Health’s Peer-to-Peer program. She holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Dr. Booth has a special interest in rural trauma and resuscitation and Emergency Department ultrasound. Dr. Booth has received awards for teaching excellence and continues to present at various professional meetings in Emergency medicine.
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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 20 years. He believes 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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Maria Ivankovic MD (she/her)
Maria Ivankovic is Associate Chief of the Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto. She is an Assistant Professor and the Faculty Development Lead for the Division of Emergency Medicine within the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
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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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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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Natasha Collia MD (she/her)
Dr. Collia, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Doctor and Simulation Educator at the Hospital for Sick Children, is recognized for advancing pediatric trauma training and educational innovation. Holding roles such as Community Fellowship Program Director and Resident Hospital Site Coordinator, she also supports a culturally sensitive medical community through the hospital's Peer Support Group. Her efforts in parental outreach and advocacy earned her the Sick Kid’s President’s Award, highlighting her influence both within and outside the hospital, notably through social media and her IG LIVE Series, "Physicians in Living Rooms," and "Reflections from the ER" on CityTV. Committed to healthcare equity, women’s health, and mental health, Dr. Collia balances her professional achievements with an adventurous lifestyle, cherishing time with her pets, family, friends, and a love for superhero films.
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Navpreet Sahsi MD (he/him)
Navpreet Sahsi MD, DTMH. Navpreet has extensive experience working in some of the world’s most challenging contexts with the world’s largest humanitarian organizations. He has worked with MSF/Doctors Without Borders in Ad Dhale, Yemen, in an active conflict zone, and in Bentiu, South Sudan in a UNHCR IDP camp. He has also worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Other projects have taken him to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Moshi, Tanzania. Navpreet holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is a member of Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) at the University of Toronto. His work has been featured on the NPR podcast Embedded and he has spoken publicly for MSF’s Forced From Home US tour. He has travelled to over 60 countries and counting.
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Nour Khatib MD (she/her)
Dr. Nour Khatib is an emergency physician in Toronto working in community sites at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Lakeridge health. Several times a year, Dr. Khatib works in remote Northern communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. She is currently the professional development and education lead at Lakeridge Health and lead preceptor for Lakeridge Health learners. She is the VP of Finance of a not-for-profit emergency education organization creating educational events for community emergency doctors. Prior to her career in medicine, she was a financial analyst for Pratt & Whitney Canada and has a background in Finance and an MBA. Her unique work and life experiences have fueled her passion for leadership, patient education, and quality improvement.
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Osman Kahiye MD (he/him)

Osman Kahiye is an emergency physician at North York General Hospital and St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto. He completed his family medicine and emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto.

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Peter Brindley MD (he/him)
Full-time Critical Care Doc at the University of Alberta Hospital; Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Anaesthesiology, and Medical Ethics. Over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 25 book chapters, 50 lesser manuscripts, and a handbook. Over 400 invited presentations in 12 countries, and over 40 plenaries. A founding member of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute; and previous Medical-Lead for Simulation, Residency Program Director, and Education Lead at the UofA. Has advised the Royal College of Canada, and Edinburgh Royal College of Physicians and helps organize a bunch of national and international conferences. Is proudest of two “feral” children, and still very much in love with his long suffering wife. Is convinced happiness is about finding meaning and showing gratitude- he occasionally succeeds.
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Raj Rathee MD (he/him)
Dr. Rathee attended medical school at Dalhousie University and then specialized in Ophthalmology at Queen’s University with a primary focus on cataract and refractive surgery. He is currently a staff ophthalmic surgeon at North York General Hospital and the Herzig Eye Institute, and a lecturer at the University of Toronto. Although born and raised in Nova Scotia, Dr. Rathee takes pride in communicating with our diverse patient population and speaks fluent French, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, as well as some Tamil, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, and Farsi.
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Rajani Vairavanathan MD (she/her)
Dr. Rajani Vairavanathan is in emergency and family medicine at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH). She obtained her medical degree, completed her family medicine residency, and did enhanced skills training in low-risk obstetrics at the University of Toronto. She completed a fellowship in emergency medicine at McGill University For over 15 years, Dr. Vairavanathan has provided comprehensive care in community medicine, obstetrics and emergency medicine in Thorncliffe Park and surrounding neighbourhoods. Dr. Vairavanathan currently is the co-site program director for the family medicine residency program and the director of the simulation program for family medicine residents at MGH. She has a passion for teaching and inspiring her learners and colleagues to do their best. She has received teaching and leadership awards at the local and national level. She is a dedicated mother of four children who values her time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include travelling, exercising and watching crime TV.
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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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Robyn Shafer MD (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.

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Rohit Mohindra MD (he/him)
Rohit Mohindra is the associate chief of research for the ED at NYGH, as well as a researcher at the Schwartz Reisman Medicine Institute and Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He also holds positions at the Li Ka Shin Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital and is faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University. His research and academic interests include cardiac arrest care, refugee health, and artificial intelligence. Outside of work he enjoys training for triathlons, music, and books.
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Russell Tanzer MD (he/him)

With over 40 years at North York General Hospital (NYGH), Dr. Russell Tanzer is a cornerstone in emergency medicine and has dedicated over 25 years to family medicine in North York. As the Most Responsible Physician for Alternate Level of Care patients and a medical hospitalist for geriatric psychiatry, his expertise spans multiple disciplines. Additionally, his leadership as Assistant Chief of the Urgent Care Center at NYGH's Branson Division underscores his multifaceted role. Dr. Tanzer's extensive career has significantly enriched medical education, mentoring countless undergraduates and graduates. Celebrated for his exemplary mentorship and leadership, Dr. Tanzer embodies the pinnacle of medical dedication and educational excellence.

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Sara Gray MD (she/her)

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. She is also the Medical Director for 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.

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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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Saswata Deb MD (he/him)
Saswata Deb is an emergency physician and clinician scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. His research is focused on cardiovascular emergencies and identifying racial disparities in healthcare delivery. In addition to research, he enjoys teaching trainees. Saswata was born in India and moved to Canada when he was 10. He did his medical training and completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. In his leisure time, he loves trying new restaurants, going on hikes, and watching Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen.
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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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Yashi Yathindra MD (she/her)
Dr. Yashi Yathindra is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved with the undergraduate medical program and is passionate about medical education and teaching. When not at work, she enjoys all sports and being a mother to her two young children.
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