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.


  • 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


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



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;

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. https://sjrhem.ca/how-to-get-foam-to-work-for-you/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dunfield R, Chandra K. Ultrasound guided hematoma block for distal radius fractures:

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

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

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

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    Dr Maria Kovalik

    Maria Kovilak MD, CCFP, CCFP EM

    Academic Emergency Physician, Saint John Regional Hospital and Sussex Health Centre, Emergency Departments


    CCFP EM – Dalhousie 2017

    CCFP – Queens University 2016

    MD – University of British Columbia 2014

    Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences  – University of British Columbia 2008

    Academic EM Interests

    Simulation, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Education.

    Other Interests

    Cycling, hiking, piano, travel.

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      Dr Robin Clouston


      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


      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 Paul Frankish


        Academic Emergency Physician, Saint John Regional Hospital and Sussex Health Centre, Emergency Departments


        CCFP EM – Dalhousie 2015

        CCFP – Dalhousie 2013

        MD – Ottawa 2011

        BSc. Biochemistry – Ottawa 2007

        Academic EM Interests

        Simulation, Rural EM, Medical Education.

        Other Interests

        Volleyball, hunting, hiking, canoeing, golf.

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          Dr Matt Greer

          Matt Greer


          • Emergency Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Horizon SJRH site, Horizon Health Network, Saint John Zone



          EM Interests

          Other Interests

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            Dr Peter Ross

            Peter Ross, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP



            Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Medicine

            Post Graduate Site Director for Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint John Site

            Academic Emergency Physician, Saint John Regional Hospital, Emergency Department



            Dr. Peter Ross obtained a BSc at the University of New Brunswick. He completed his MD followed by his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Peter’s extensive experience in emergency medicine allowed him to achieve his CCFP EM.

            Academic  EM Interests:

            Dr. Ross is a dynamic teacher who is focusing on resident training and technology in teaching. He is a Master Instructor in Emergency Department Echo (EDE) and has taught this skill to emergency physicians across Canada. As Provincial Medical Director for Ambulance Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Ross has developed a keen interest in emergency medical services (EMS).


            Peter is an accomplished athlete who enjoys triathlons, hockey, snowboarding. He is married with three children.

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              Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot

              Jo-Ann Talbot, MD, FRCP EM


              • 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


              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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