Dr Kavish Chandra

 

 

Kavish Chandra BSc(Hons) MSc MD CCFP(EM)

After growing up in Northwestern British Columbia, I moved to New Brunswick to complete my
undergraduate and graduate studies at Mount Allison University. I then completed my medical
training at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and residency training in Emergency Medicine
and Family Medicine at Dalhousie University.

I currently practice as an Emergency Physician with a special interest in medical education,
FOAMed and point of care ultrasound.

Outside of work, I am an avid recreational golfer and hockey player.

Appointments

  • Emergency Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Interim Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John Regional Hospital

Education

  • CCFP(EM), Dalhousie University, 2018
  • CCFP, Dalhousie University, 2018
  • MD, Dalhousie University, 2015
  • MSc, Mount Allison University, 2011
  • BSc (Hons), Mount Allison University, 2009

 

Publications

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Made Easy, 3rd Edition. Bowra J, McLaughlin R, Atkinson P.
Elsevier, London, 2020. Chapter : Lung Ultrasound, Chandra K, Atkinson P, Noble V.

Chandra K, Atkinson P, Chatur H, Fraser J, Adams C. To Choose or Not to Choose: Evaluating
the Effect of a Choosing Wisely Knowledge Translation Initiative for Imaging in Low Back Pain
by Emergency Physicians. Cureus (): e. doi:10.7759/cureus.

Zhou F, Chandra K, Sohi D, Robertson C, Fraser J, Scoville J, DeSousa N, Vaillancourt C,
Atkinson P. Do guidelines influence emergency department staff behaviours and improve
patient outcomes? Evaluation of a multifaceted intervention for the implementation of local
AECOPD guidelines. Cureus, 10(11): e3588, 13 November 2018.

Chandra K, Bosker T, Hogan NS, Lister A, MacLatchy D, Currie S. Sustained high temperature
increases the vitellogenin response to 17α-ethynylestradiol in mummichog (Fundulus
heteroclitus). Aquatic Toxicology, Vol. 118–119, 15 August 2012.

Chandra, K, Lewis, D, & Atkinson, P. (2019). P018: How to get your departmental web content
to work for you: One department’s experience with free open access medical education.
CJEM, 21(S1), S69-S69. doi:10.1017/cem.2019.209.

Chandra K, Atkinson PR, Fraser J, Chatur H, Adams C. P033: To choose or not to choose:
evaluating the impact of a Choosing Wisely knowledge translation initiative on urban and rural
emergency physician guideline awareness. CJEM. Cambridge University Press;
2017;19(S1):S89–S89.

Chandra K, Atkinson PR, Fraser J, Chatur H, Adams C. MP31: The contrarian effect: how does
a Choosing Wisely focused knowledge translation initiative affect emergency physician
practice in a high awareness-low investigation environment? CJEM. Cambridge University
Press; 2017;19(S1):S75–S76.

 

FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) publications

Chandra K. How to get FOAM to work for you. http://sjrhem.ca/how-to-get-foam-to-work-for-you/

Chandra K, Chandra A. Wired shut. http://sjrhem.ca/wiredjaw/

Chandra K, Lewis D. The “easy IJ”. http://sjrhem.ca/rcp-easyij/

Chandra K, Mekwan J. Vertebral artery dissection: http://sjrhem.ca/em-reflections-march-
2017/

Chandra K, Frankish P, Lewis D. Save your thumbs: extra-oral reduction of anterior
mandibular dislocations: http://sjrhem.ca/rcp-save-thumbs-extra-oral-reduction-anterior-mandibular-dislocations/

Chandra K, Lewis D. To choose or not to choose: http://sjrhem.ca/choose-not-choose-update-choosing-wisely-canada-campaign-emergency-medicine-recommendations/

Chandra K, Greer M, Lewis D. Pharyngitis: http://sjrhem.ca/resident-clinical-pearl-pharyngitis/

Taylor L, Chandra K. Epistaxis management in the ED: http://sjrhem.ca/rcp-epistaxis/

Dunfield R, Chandra K. Ultrasound guided hematoma block for distal radius fractures:
http://sjrhem.ca/ultrasound-guided-hematoma-block-for-distal-radius-fractures/

Webster D, Chandra K. Shining a light on vision loss: http://sjrhem.ca/pocus-for-the-retina/

Cornelis A, Chandra K. PoCUS assisted lumbar puncture: http://sjrhem.ca/pocus-assisted-lumbar-puncture/

Amiro R, Chandra K. An approach to removing hair tourniquets: http://sjrhem.ca/an-approach-to-removing-hair-tourniquets/

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    Dr Robin Clouston

    Appointment

    Academic Emergency Physician, Saint John Regional Hospital and Sussex Health Centre, Emergency Departments and St. Joseph’s Urgent Care Centre

    Cross-appointed to Family Medicine and member of Family Medicine Prenatal & Obstetrical Care Group

    Site Evaluation Co-ordinator, Dalhousie Family Medicine, Saint John Integrated Family Medicine Emergency Medicine Site

    Education

    CCFP & CCFP-EM – Dalhousie Integrated Family Medicine Emergency Medicine 2016

    MD – Memorial University 2013

    B.Sc. Pharm – Memorial University 2009

    Academic EM Interests

    Medical Education, Emergency Dept. Crowding, Women’s Health

    Other Interests

    Running, yoga, cooking

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      Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot

      Jo-Ann Talbot, MD, FRCP EM

      Appointment

      • Site Academic Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John, Horizon Health Network
      • Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University
      • Clinical Associate Professor, Memorial University

      Education

      Dr. Talbot completed her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Military College and worked as an aerospace engineer before joining the medical profession. She completed both her MD and her FRCP Emergency Medicine training at the University of Manitoba

      Academic EM Interests

      Dr Talbot loves the enthusiasm of medical education and is working with new technologies in teaching and distributive learning. She also has a special interest in teaching evidenced based clinical practice. She is a faculty member of the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) group and is a tutor for the McMaster University Evidence Based Clinical Practice conference. Her research interests include knowledge translation and quality improvement. She belongs to the knowledge translation faculty of the Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Healthcare (TEACH) workshop at the New York Academy of Medicine.

      Other Interests

      Jo-Ann enjoys spending time with friends and family engaged in many outdoor activities including (summer) biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and camping, (winter) skiing, snowboarding, skating, sledding and snowshoeing.  Saint John New Brunswick is a perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts where all of these activities can be found within 5 to 40 minutes of your front door.  Her hobbies include reading and photography.

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        Dr. Paul Atkinson

        Paul Atkinson BSc(Hons), MB BCh BAO, MA(Cantab), FRCPC(EM)

        Appointment

        • Clinical Academic Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area
        • Assistant Dean Research, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
        • Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University
        • Clinical Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
        • Deputy Editor, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
        • Past Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Research Committee, Dalhousie University
        • Past Chair, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Research Committee
        • Past Chair, Provincial Research Subcommittee, New Brunswick Trauma Program
        • Tutor, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
        • Co-Director, Emergency Critical Care Ultrasound, Canada

        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
        • Dr. Ian Stiell Researcher of the Year Award, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 2019

        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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          Dr Chris Vaillancourt

          Christopher Alan Vaillancourt MD FCCFP(EM)

          Appointment

          1.  Emergency Physician, Saint John Regional Hospital Horizon Health Network

          2.  Undergraduate Medical coordinator DEM

          3.  Assistant Profession DEM Dalhousie University

          4.  Clinical Assistant Professor DEM Memorial University

          5.  Coordinator Skilled Clinician unit Med 1 and Med 2 Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

          6.  Coordinator Med 1 and Med 2 Skilled ClinicianOSCE DMNB

          7.  Examiner for CCFP for the “Special Competency in Emergency Medicine”

           

          Education

          Biochimie, Universite d”Ottawa 1983-1986

          Medicine MD degree University of Ottawa 1990 distinction Cum Laude

          Family Medicine Residency Dalhousie University 1990-1992

          CCFP-EM exam 1996

           

          Hobbies

          Cycling, hiking and skiing

           

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            Dr Jay Mekwan

            Jay Mekwan MBBS (Lond), FRCEM

            Appointment

            • Emergency Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area
            • Director of Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John Regional Hospital
            • Assistant Professor, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University

             

            Education

            • MBBS, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, 1998
            • Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine UK, 2011

            Academic EM Interests

            • Mid & High Fidelity Simulation for Team training and education

            Other Interests

            • Soccer – Liverpool Football Club
            • Basketball

             

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              Dr. David Lewis

              David Lewis MB,BS FRCS FCEM CFEU PGDipSEM

              Appointment

              • Assistant Clinical Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area
              • Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University
              • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
              • Director, Point of Care Ultrasound Program, Department of Emergency Medicine
              • Lead EM Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine
              • Lead Undergraduate Ultrasound, Dalhousie New Brunswick Medicine (DNMB)
              • Website Editor – www.sjrhem.ca
              • Director ATLS Courses, Trauma New Brunswick, Saint John Area
              • Clinical Section Lead, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) – Emergency Ultrasound Committee
              • Immediate Past Chair, CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee

               

               

              Education

              • MB,BS, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London, 1991
              • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons England, 1996
              • Fellow Royal College of Emergency Medicine UK, 2001
              • Post Graduate Diploma Sports and Exercise Medicine, Bath University, 2012

              Academic EM Interests

              • Point of Care Ultrasound, Medical Informatics, Sports and Exercise Medicine

              Recent Publications

              Other Interests

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