Author: Michael Austin


  • Michael Austin

    MD, FRCPC is the RPPEO Medical Director Dr. Austin worked as a Wilderness Helicopter Paramedic for 14 years and is the current Prehospital and Transport Medicine (PTM) Diploma Program Director at the University of Ottawa's Department of Emergency Medicine. He holds a Subspecialty in EMS and Disaster Medicine from uOttawa. Dr. Austin is a Medical Director for the University of Ottawa Volunteer Crisis Response Team (VCRT) and for the Ontario Police College. He is an Associate Professor with uOttawa and is a Clinician Investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). He has several research grants, is widely published and is regarded as an international expert in this field specifically in the area of pre-hospital medicine. Mike is also an avid cycler and has participated in many Canadian Tour Paramedic Rides and Muddy Angel Rides in the USA. When you call for consult/patch, you'll know him for his signature ‘Austin like Texas.'

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BHP Corner, Featured, Prehospital and Transport Medicine

BHP Corner: Acute Behavioural Disturbances

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BHP Corner, Commentary, Featured

Transforming Canada’s Healthcare Landscape with Paramedics

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BHP Corner, Featured, Prehospital and Transport Medicine

BHP Corner: Respecting Patient Preferences

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