About us

The official BLOG and PODCAST for the Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Ottawa.
We seek to enhance knowledge dissemination through Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed).

Dr. Shahbaz Syed

Dr. Shahbaz Syed

Co-Editor in Chief

Dr. Syed is a FRCPC Emergency Physician and Assistant Director of Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. He has special interests in rational resource utilization and medical education.

Dr. Hans Rosenberg

Dr. Hans Rosenberg

Co-Editor in Chief

Dr. Rosenberg is a CCFP Emergency Physician and Director of Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Dr. Kathleen O'Connell

Dr. Kathleen O'Connell

Senior Editor

Dr. O’Connell is an FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a senior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Alex Coutin

Dr. Alex Coutin

Senior Editor

Dr. Coutin is an FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a senior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Pascale King

Dr. Pascale King

Senior Editor

Dr. King is an FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a senior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Josee Malette

Dr. Josee Malette

Senior Editor

Dr. Malette is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor for the EMOttawa Blog. She has special interests in prehospital care, rural, critical care medicine and medical education.

Dr. James Gilbertson

Dr. James Gilbertson

Junior Editor

Dr. Gilbertson is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor with the EMOttawa Blog. He is primarily involved in the EMOttawa Podcast.

Dr. Alie Wudwud

Dr. Alie Wudwud

Junior Editor

Dr. Wudwud is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor with the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Sam Wilson

Dr. Sam Wilson

Junior Editor

Dr. Wilson is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Lucky Karp

Dr. Lucky Karp

Junior Editor

Dr. Karp is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor for the EMOttawa Blog. 

Dr. Samara Adler

Dr. Samara Adler

Junior Editor

Dr. Adler is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor with the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Mejbel Alazemi

Dr. Mejbel Alazemi

Junior Editor

Dr. Alazemi is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Amanda Mattice

Dr. Amanda Mattice

Junior Editor

Dr. Mattice is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan

Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan

Podcast Co-Host

Rajiv is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine physician at the University of Ottawa. His academic focus includes point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) with an interest in resuscitative echocardiography, medical education, with some digressions into cognitive bias and metacognition. He first started podcasting about music in 2007 (!) and entered the world of #FOAMed podcasting in 2016. He has since instructed at the Podcasting Course in Lexington, KY and Podcast Camp in Toronto, ON. He loves Joan Didion as much as Kim Gordon and wishes that obscure sketch-comedy was acceptable fodder for small talk.

Dr. Tiffany Lam

Dr. Tiffany Lam

Podcast Co-Host

Tiffany is an emergency medicine physician in Ottawa and a previous graduate of EMOttawa. Her academic focus includes medical education, global health, and social determinants of health. She currently works in community and urban Emergency Departments and hopes to diversify this to rural and remote EDs in the near future. Always an avid consumer of #FOAMed, she is now excited to join the fun in producing this podcast! When not talking medicine, you can find her outside – hiking, sliding down snow hills, or simply, lost-on-purpose on a long walk in the Ottawa Greenbelt.

Disclaimer

The content on the EMOttawa Blog is currated, edited and maintained by the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination team. The content presented by the blog does not represent medical advice, but rather, a summation of information presented based on the authors interpretation of the existing literature and medical knowledge on the subject.

We aim to maintain a high standard of #FOAMed and digital scholarship by ensuring each post undergoes a peer review process, that references are utilized, maintained and are up to date.

Any medical cases are presented anonymously, and are reviewed by the Ottawa Hospital Privacy officer to ensure compliance with patient privacy rules.

We have no financial conflicts or institutional sponsorships, nor do we allow advertisements on our website.

The information contained within the blog is intended for medical professionals, and needs to be interpreted and utilized in conjunction with an understanding of the literature, and one’s own interpretation of the presented data. As with any primary medical content, clinical judgement and due diligence is suggested. The information presented within this blog should not be considered standard of care in a medical context.

 

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