Adrian Heller MD (he/him)
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.
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.
Anna Nowacki (she/her)
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.
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.
Anil Chopra (he/him)
Arlene Chung (she/her)
Arun Sayal MD (he/him)
Bourke Tillman MD (he/him)
Catherine Varner MD (she/her)
Charles Mize MD (he/him)
Cori Atlin MD (she/her)
David Carr MD (he/him)
Elisha Targonsky MD (he/him)
Emily Austin MD (she/her)
George Kovacs MD (he/him)
George Porfiris MD (he/him)
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.
Hanna Bielawska MD (she/her)
Isaac Bogoch MD (he/him)
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.
Jennifer Bryan MD (she/her)
Jennifer Tomlin (she/her)
Joan Cheng MD (she/her)
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.
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.
Justin Morgenstern MD (he/him)
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.
Karim Jessa MD (he/him)
Kerstin de Wit MD (she/her)
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.
Leonard Grinblat MD (he/him)
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.
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.
Matt Poyner MD (he/him)
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.
Megan Osborn MD (she/her/hers)
Melanie Baimel MD (she/her)
Michael Misch MD (he/him)
Michael Killian MD (he/him)
Natalie Wolpert MD (she/her)
Nadia Primiani MD (she/her)
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.
Rohit Mohindra MD (he/him)
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.
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.
Sarah Foohey MD (she/her)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.