CanadiEM’s Editorial Board is composed of a leadership team and section-specific editors. All editors, authors, and contributors to CanadiEM contribute on a volunteer basis. All contributions to CanadiEM undergo a rigorous vetting process that involves review and copy-editing from one or more editors. Most medical pieces are also reviewed by an independent physician. When available prior to publication. These reviews are published openly at the bottom of each post.

If you would like to contribute to CanadiEM get more information here and/or contact one of our editors. If you are an attending physician we are always in need of reviewers for our medical pieces. Please contact our Medical Concept Section Editors if you are interested in assisting.

CanadiEM Leadership Team

Dan Ting, MD FRCPC

Dan Ting is a medical educator who currently works in British Columbia as an emergency physician. During his residency he completed the CanadiEM Digital Scholarship Fellowship program. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief.

Teresa Chan, MD FRCPC

Teresa Chan is a medical educator and researcher. She currently works at McMaster University as an emergency physician and Director of Continuing Professional Learning. She was a longstanding editor at BoringEM, a key driver in the development of CanadiEM, and is currently the Chief Strategy Officer.

Brent Thoma, MD FRCPC

Brent Thoma is a medical educator and researcher. He currently works at the University of Saskatchewan as an emergency physician and trauma team leader. He founded BoringEM as a resident, designed the CanadiEM website, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer.

Fareen Zaver, MD FRCPC

Fareen Zaver is an emergency medicine physician at the University of Calgary. She is the lead editor and co-founder of the ALiEM AIR Pro series as well as co-author of the 2016 edition of must read EM journal articles. She also leads the CanadiEM Digital Scholarship Fellowship as the Chief People Officer.

Alvin Chin, MD MSc

Alvin Chin an emergency medicine resident at McMaster University. He has been been involved with the creation of multiple infographics series including the 2015 AHA Guidelines, the CanadiEM MVP Infographics, and CJEM Visual Abstracts and is currently the Director of Design.

Kevin Dong, MD CCFP-EM

Kevin Dong is a medical educator who currently works in Hamilton, Ontario as an emergency physician. Following his residency he completed the CanadiEM Digital Scholarship Fellowship program. He is currently the Director of Multimedia.


Evan Formosa

Evan Formosa is a Canadian medical student studying at New York Medical College. He got involved with CanadiEM as part of the Junior Editor program and now coordinates our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts as the Director of Social Media



Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos, MD

“Luckett” is an emergency medicine resident at McMaster University. She founded the successful blog The Liminal Space and was initially recruited as a resident editor for BoringEM. She helped to pioneer BoringEM’s “Coached Peer Review Process.”
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Adam Thomas, MD

Adam Thomas is a newbie to MedEd. He cofounded the CrackCast project to fill the obvious gap in current FOAMed. He is a true podcasting supporter, and finds it to be the best way he learns. Currently a resident in the FRCP program at the University of British Columbia.

Chris Lipp, MD

Chris Lipp is one of the founding Fathers for CrackCast and an EM Resident in Victoria, BC. His interests are in sports, exercise, and wilderness medicine. When he isn’t out on one of his accidental 20km trail runs, you can find him jamming with friends, or outdoors, and reading Rosen’s…

Tristan Jones, MD

Tristan Jones is a resident by day, early 90s style hacker by night. We had to give this Emergency Medicine Resident from UBC a job, or else he would shut down our website faster than Anonymous taking down Donald Trump.

Niresha Velmurugiah, MD

Niresha Velmurugiah is an emergency resident at the University of Alberta. Her interests include exploring filmmaking and other media forms as tools for advocacy and social justice. She heads the “Physicians as Humans” series on CanadiEM.

Nadim Lalani, MD FRCPC

Nadim is an emergency physician at the South Health Campus in Calgary, Alberta. He is passionate about online learning and recently made a transition into human performance coaching. He is currently working on introducing the coaching model into medical education.

Calvin Yeh, MD PhD

Calvin completed the MD/PhD program at McMaster University, and is continuing studies at the University of Toronto in the FRCP EM program. His research interests are in the biochemistry of hemostasis and thrombosis with a focus on the direct oral anticoagulants.

Simon Huang, MSc

Simon Huang is a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to starting medical school, he completed his Masters in Biochemistry at McMaster University. He is currently involved in the creationo and study of infographics CanadiEM and CJEM.

David Savage, MD

David Savage is a resident in the FM/EM program at NOSM, Thunder Bay. His interests include EM policy and the application of analytics techniques to physician scheduling, patient forecasting, and capacity planning. He coordinates the FLOW Hack Series

Shahbaz Syed, MD

Shahbaz Syed is an emergency medicine resident at the University of Ottawa. He is currently undertaking a fellowship in digital scholarship and online educational resources. He makes substantial contributions to both the EM Ottawa blog and was a key contributor to the Frontdoor 2 Healthcare blog.
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Edmund Kwok, MD FRCPC

Edmund Kwok is an emergency medicine physician at the University of Ottawa. He founded the successful editorial blog Frontdoor2Healthcare before joining with BoringEM to create CanadiEM. He has interests in healthcare systems, change management, and quality improvement.
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