Dr Paul Atkinson

Paul Atkinson BSc(Hons), MB BCh BAO, MA(Cantab), MRCP(UK), FCEM, CFEU

Appointment

  • Emergency Physician and Site Director for Emergency Medicine Research, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB
  • Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Research Committee, Dalhousie University
  • Past Chair, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Research Committee
  • Immediate Past Chair, Provincial Research Subcommittee, New Brunswick Trauma Program
  • Tutor, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
  • Co-Director, Emergency Critical Care Ultrasound, Canada
  • Senior Editor, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate:

  • The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
  • Bachelor of Science (Physiology) with First Class Honours 1992
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Obstetrics, with Honours 1995

Postgraduate:

  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians; MRCP (UK) 1998
  • Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine, East of England (Cambridge) 1999-2004
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine (now The Royal College of Emergency Medicine);FFAEM (FCEM) 2003
  • Certificate in Focused Emergency Ultrasound (Royal College of Emergency Medicine) CFEU 2009
  • Master of Arts (Cambridge University) MA(Cantab) 2010
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Emergency Medicine) 2015

Awards

  • “Best in Class” Award. Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, for preclinical teaching 2012
  • Grant Innes Award for Top Research Abstract, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2014
  • “Emergency Physician Teacher of the Year” 2015 (awarded by Family Medicine Residents, Saint John)
  • Dalhousie University Department of Emergency Medicine Top Research Award 2015

Academic EM Interests

Research, Point of Care Ultrasound, Trauma, Simulation, Medical Education, Healthcare Systems, Wellbeing, Critical Thinking

Other Interests
Family, Hiking, Music, Being outside, preferably on or near water

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