Dr. Paul Atkinson

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • “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


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


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