EMU Faculty

Emily Austin MD

Emergency Physician
St. Michael's Hospital

Emily is a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.  She also works as a toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre.  She completed her training in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto.

Suzanne Beno MD

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Suzanne Beno is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children. She completed her subspecialty training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, became faculty at The University of Alberta in 2006, and joined the Division of Emergency Medicine at SickKids in 2010. She is currently the Co-Director of both the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Training Program as well as the SickKids Trauma Program. In addition, she is the Site Director for the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program through the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Beno's professional interests focus on the continuing improvement of paediatric trauma care and injury prevention and control through medical education and public awareness, research and advocacy.

Mike Betzner MD

Emergency Physician
Calgary Health Region

Dr Mike Betzner is a graduate of University of Alberta Medical School in 1991 followed by a Royal College Residency in Emergency Medicine which was completed in 1996. Full time Emergency Physician and Clinical Lecturer for U of C in the Calgary Health Region since then. Voted by the residents FRCPC preceptor of the year for Emergency Medicine at U of C 2013. Heavy involvement in pre-hospital emergency care air transport within Alberta as Medical Director of STARS Air Ambulance in Calgary for >15 yrs. Still an active flight physician for STARS and involved in Pre-hospital, rural, and residency Emergency Medicine Education and Human Patient Simulation.

Issac Bogach MD

Infectious Diseases Specialist
University Health Network


Kylie Booth- Bosman, MD

Chief of Emergency Medicine
Collingwood General & Marine

Dr. Bosman obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto. In addition to being the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Dr. Bosman also holds faculty appointments in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and McMaster University and is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Dr. Bosman has a special interest in rural trauma, resuscitation and Emergency Department ultrasound. Dr. Bosman has received awards for teaching excellence and continues to present at various professional meetings in Emergency Medicine.

Peter Brindley MD

Critical Care Physician
Alberta Health Services

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.

David Carr MD

Dr. David Carr is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He serves as the Assistant Director of Risk Management and Faculty Development at the UHN.  He has been the recipients of both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Clinical Teaching awards.   During the Baseball season, he works at the Roger's Centre as a stadium physician 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.  In 2015, he co- authored a chapter on Occlusive Arterial Disease in the 8th Edition of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine.



Lucas Chartier MD

Emergency Physician
University Health Network
North York General

Dr. Lucas Chartier is an emergency physician who divides his time between the emergency departments of North York General Hospital and University Health Network in Toronto. He completed his residency training in the Royal College program of the University of Toronto, and completed a Masters of Public Health with a focus on quality improvement and patient safety at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is now the Director of Quality and Innovation for the emergency department at the University Health Network. His academic and clinical interests reside in resource stewardship and the provision of safe patient care.

Anthony Crocco, MD

Division Head & Medical Director
Pediatric Emergency Department
McMaster Children's Hospital

Dr. Anthony G. Crocco is the Division Head & Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at McMaster Children's Hospital as well as Associate Professor at McMaster University. Anthony has taught with DevelopingEM, BEEM (Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine), is a recurring guest with the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine podcast and runs the website Sketchy EBM.

Dr. Glaucomflecken

Stand Up Comedian

Dr. Glaucomflecken has been writing satire for years with Gomerblog, covering a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties.  In addition to writing, Dr. Glaucomflecken is also an accomplished academic speaker, delivering a variety of CME accredited talks.

Sara Gray, MD

Emergency Physician
St. Michael's Hospital

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. Her academic interests include patient safety and knowledge translation, and specifically how to optimize the care of critically ill patients in the ED. Her most important achievements are her kids, who don’t care what she does at work all day, but who appreciate her chauffeuring skills and her sense of humour.

Jesse Guscott MD

Collingwood General & Marine Hospital

Dr. Guscott is a rural generalist and medical educator.  He trained in Rural Family Medicine and Family Practice Anesthesia through McMaster’s community based programs.  His ever evolving clinical practice has included Anesthesia, Emergency and Hospitalist medicine in Collingwood, Ontario.  A passionate, award winning educator, he is the long standing Program Director for the McMaster Family Practice Anesthesia resident training program and he is the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Simulation Program Director.  He loves all things airway, resuscitation and human factors and teaches a number of accredited CME courses such as AIME, HIC and his own simulation course SCORE.


Walter Himmel, MD

Emergency Physician
North York General & Michael Garron Hospital

Dr. Walter Himmel is an Emergency Physician at North York General and Michael Garron 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.

Constance Leblanc MD

Dalhousie University


Shirley Lee, MD

Emergency Physician
Ottawa Hospital

CMPA Physician Advisor

Dr. Shirley Lee is a Physician Advisor at the Canadian Medical Protective Association and an Emergency physician at the Ottawa Hospital. She is an Associate Professor, DFCM, at the University of Toronto. She has been a passionate medical educator for over 20+ years. Her education interests focus on supporting physician practices to optimize safe medical care delivery and patient safety across Canada.

Eric Letovsky, MD

Chief of Emergency Medicine
Trillium Health Partners

Dr. Eric Letovsky is a graduate of Yale university and completed Medicine at McGill. He is the Chief of the Emergency Medicine Program at Trillium Health Partners, which consists of the Emergency Departments at the Credit Valley Hospital and the Mississauga Hospital, as well as the Urgent Care Centre at the Queensway Health Centre. He is the Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

Amal Mattu, MD

Vice Chair Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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.

Danielle Martin MD



Michael Misch MD

Emergency Physician
North York General


Nadia Primiani MD


Sarah Reid, MD

Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine Departments

Sarah Reid completed her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship at CHEO in Ottawa.  She is an Assistant 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.  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 Emergency Medicine Review Course.  Dr. Reid is involved in a number of research projects dealing with pediatric concussion and mental health care and serves on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Salim Rezaie, MD

Founder REBEL EM and REBEL Cast

Emergency Physician
Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians

Dr. Salim Rezaie  completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and continued his medical education with a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University.  Currently, he is working as a community emergency physician at Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP), where he is the director of clinical education.  Salim is also the creator and founder of REBEL EM and REBEL Cast, a free, critical appraisal blog and podcast that try to cut down knowledge translation of research to bedside clinical practice

Robyn Shafer MD

Emergency Physician
North York General


Amit Shah

Emergency Physician
Emergency Department Lead for the South West LHIN
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital
London Health Sciences



Carolyn Snider, MD

Emergency Physician
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Carolyn Snider is a Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Community Health Sciences and a Staff Emergency Physician at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Snider’s research focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions for youth injured by violence. Importantly, Dr. Snider harmonizes her work with a full life outside the hospital and university. She is a very happy mother, wife, traveller, singer, reader, cook and gym-goer.

Reuben Strayer MD

Emergency Physician

Reuben Strayer was born on the shores of Lake Michigan but raised and schooled in Texas until emigrating to balmy Montreal for a residency in emergency medicine. Having finished his training equipped with more confidence than knowledge, he accepted a faculty position at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where he spent equal time rescuing health from the hands of disease and attending committee meetings. These days, he can usually be found working an evening or overnight shift in a Sinai or NYU-affiliated emergency department. His clinical areas of interest include airway management, analgesia and procedural sedation, decision-making and error.

Natalie Wolpert MD

Emergency Physician
St. Michael's Hospital