EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 2: Anaplasmosis

EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 2: Anaplasmosis

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 6Tick Borne Illness Part 2 - Anaplasmosis (Click here to access Podcast Main menu) Click here for Part 1, focusing on Lyme disease. In part 2 of our 2-part series on tick-borne diseases, Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan interviews Dr. Mikkey McGuinty, an...

EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 1: Lyme Disease

EMOttawa Podcast! Tick Borne Illness Part 1: Lyme Disease

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 5Tick Borne Illness Part I - Lyme Disease (Click here to access Podcast Main menu) In part 1 of our 2-part series on Tick-borne diseases, Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan interviews Dr. Mikki McGuinty, an infectious disease clinician-scientist. This...

A Career in EM: Reflections with Ian Stiell

A Career in EM: Reflections with Ian Stiell

Podcast Episode #4 - Dr. Tiffany Lam & Dr. Ian Stiell (Click here to access Podcast Main menu) For our fourth episode of the Ottawa EM Podcast, Dr. Tiffany Lam makes her much anticipated Podcast debut! She sits down to talk to Dr. Ian Stiell, a world-renowned...

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 3: Thunderclap Headache

EMOttawa Podcast Episode 3: Thunderclap Headache

On episode three of the Ottawa EM Podcast, Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan (R5) interviews Dr. Michael Hale (R5), on the ED presentation and diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage in the context of the thunderclap headache. (Click here to access Podcast Main menu) Subarachnoid...

EMOttawa Podcast: CaRMS Gone Wild!

EMOttawa Podcast: CaRMS Gone Wild!

So what if we've only had one 'real episode', it's time for a bonus one! Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan sits down with FRCPC Program Director Dr. Lisa Thurgur, and Assistant PD Dr. Michael Ho to talk about the CaRMS process, and what they're looking for in applicants. ...

Episode One Shownotes: GI Bleeds & TTM

Episode One Shownotes: GI Bleeds & TTM

Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan sits down with Dr. Jim Yang to talk about some of the best high impact trials in the last year in Emergency Medicine. Which patients with a GI bleed need urgent endoscopy, and which patients ACTUALLY need targeted temperature management (TTM)...

Meet The Hosts

Tiffany Lam

Tiff is a first-year 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.

Rajiv Thavanathan

Rajiv is a PGY-5 Emergency Medicine resident 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.