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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