Recruiting

New Consultants 2012

We are excited to welcome 6 new Emergency Medicine Consultants to London.  All 6 of the below ER docs will start in July 2012.  We are also expecting 2 more Emerg Consultants to start in the next 6 months!  Please read through the new team members bios and join us in welcoming them to the team!

Dr. Baig Dr. Davis Dr. Gladwell Dr. Meiwald Dr. Ng Dr. Sharif
Dr. Mirza Baig Dr. Matt Davis Dr. Heather Gladwell Dr. Allie Meiwald Dr. Victor Ng Dr. Nadder Sharif

{slide=Read more...|close|noscroll|grey}Dr. Baig completed his medical degree at University Health Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.  Mirza then completed his CFCP at the University of Toronto.  After his initial two years of training in Mississauga, Mirza moved to Saskatoon to pursue his passion of Emergency Medicine. His primary interests, among many, include Emergency Department Ultrasound and Toxicology. Besides working in an acute ED, Mirza likes spending time with his wife and family. Dr. Baig's mentors in London are Dr. Roy Roebotham and Dr. Munsif Bhimani.{/slides}

{slide=Read more...|close|noscroll|grey}After residing in Pickering, Kingston and Hamilton Ontario, Matt moved to London Ontario in 2007 to complete his residency in the Royal College Emergency Medicine program.  He completed a "fellowship" year in prehospital care at the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program in his fourth year o residency.  This year further developed his interest in EMS and EMS research.  When not at work, Matt enjoys hitting up fresh powder on the mountains, traveling, cross country biking, winning big in Vegas and hanging out in the Old South.  Dr. Davis' mentors are Dr. Mike Peddle and Dr. Adam Dukelow.{/slides} {slide=Read more...|close|noscroll|grey}I am originally from Brampton, Ontario and attended the University of Toronto for my Hon. B.Sc. in psychology and life science. I then took time off to backpack and work overseas. I moved to London in 2005 to attend medical school at UWO and liked it here so much that I stayed for my CCFP and CCFP-EM training. My interests include medical education and travelling.  Dr. Gladwell's mentors are Dr. Christie MacDonald and Dr. Dawn Giffin.{/slides} {slide=Read more...|close|noscroll|grey}Allison completed her Royal College training in Emergency Medicine here in London but will always be a Newfoundlander at heart, which is where she completed her nursing and medical degrees. Her professional interests lie in medical education. Currently, Allison is kept busy building a house and planning a wedding, but she does look forward to enjoying her new found non-study time and simply spending time with friends and family.  Dr. Meiwald's mentors are Dr. Rob Sedran and Dr. Laura Foxcroft.{/slides} {slide=Read more...|close|noscroll|grey}Victor completed an undergrad and master's degree in kinesiology at Western University prior to medical school at the University of Manitoba.  Subsequently he returned to London to complete his family medicine and emergency medicine training.  His research and academic interest include primarily medical education, global health and musculoskeletal injuries in the emergency department.  In his spare time, Victor is an avid traveler and been to every continent at least once!".  Dr. Ng's mentors are Dr. Ram Reddy and Dr. Wanda Millard.{/slides} {slide=Read more...|close|noscroll|grey}Hello everyone! This is Nadder (pronounced nod-air).   I am very excited to begin this new chapter in my life and can't wait to meet you all soon!  Here are 10 facts about me... 1) born in Iran; 2) raised in Calgary; 3) hardcore Flames fan; 4) went to high school on Vancouver Island; 5) travelled through Europe and Australia after high school; 6) worked several "interesting" jobs before starting university; 7) 13 years of post-secondary education: undergrad at Western, grad at McGill, Med school at U of T, family medicine at U of A and EM at U of S; 8) triathlon is one of my interests, but so is beer; 9) my stomach was way flatter when I was more serious about triathlon and less serious about beer; 10) I am passionate about EM and hope to make meaningful contributions to the London group and the specialty at large in the future.. Dr. Sharif's mentors are Dr. Scott Anderson, Dr. Andrew Jones and Dr. Kelly Regan.{/slides}

Join Us

Do you want to work with a progressive, diverse group of more than 70 Emergency Physicians? London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London are recruiting  6 Full time Emergency Physicians to join our city-wide team in July 2019. Our Physician pool is "flush" but in order to maintain a group of this size and to keep up with growing volumes of patients we need to hire 6 Emergency Physicians every year!  CVs are always accepted from practicing Emergency Physicians with an FRCPC Emergency Medicine, CCFP-EM or equivalent.  Emergency Medicine Residents interested in starting in July 2019 should submit their CV by November 30th 2018 for consideration!

Workplace

The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has 854 beds and 120,000 emergency visits (2016/2017), spread over 2 sites. LHSC provides the broadest range of services of any health care system in Ontario. We are also home to The Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Centre, Lawson Research Institute and the Children's Health Research Institute, and Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR), where our simulation programs are run. St. Joseph’s Health Care London (SJHC) has 21 geographic sites with 1397 beds. The SJHC Urgent Care Centre has 39,000 visits per year. LHSC and SJHC non-emergency physicians offer excellent rapid inpatient and outpatient consultation services for all of our patients. Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology are truly available 24/7.

Clinical Work and Remuneration

All members have an equitable distribution of shifts, based on partnership share. Full time members are scheduled for 10 shifts per month with an option to pick up more. We enjoy competitive remuneration, based on pooled AFA hourly rate with a factor for "unsociable hours".  Individual members keep their own shadow billings. 

NO NIGHT SHIFTS - Another attractive feature of our work life are the very popular 6 hour casino shifts for overnight coverage (2200-0400, 0400-1000). Victoria Hospital ED is triple covered for 19 hours per day and double covered throughout the night. University Hospital ED is triple covered for 15 hours, double covered for 3 hours and single covered for the remaining 6 hours.. SJHC UCC is an AFA with shadow billing environment. Most team members work about 20% of their total shift allotment at SJHC UCC. Current UCC hours are 0800-1800 on weekdays and 0800-1600 on weekends.  A group that is 70 members strong enables easy trades and last minute coverage for family / personal emergencies.

Living in London

London and its surrounding communities offer an excellent affordable place to live regardless of your age, life style or family situation. Current team members live in a variety of settings including Downtown London, established neighbourhoods (ex. “Old south” or “Old North”), new communities (ex. Sunningdale or Riverbend), small towns (ex. Komoka or Ilderton) and along the shores of Lake Erie (Port Stanley). All of these communities are less than a 30 minute drive to work. Please visit the Good Move London website for a great overview of London and surrounding area.

Our Members

The division members are a talented group with broad academic, professional and leisure interests.  We have full and part time partnership positions available, with the opportunity to teach in many settings, as well as pursue other passions, medical and nonmedical!

Some of the activities our current members are involved in include:

  • Critical Care
  • Trauma Team Leadership
  • Ultrasound Instruction
  • Medical Education & Research
  • Pre-Hospital Care (Home to the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital)
  • Orng Transport Medicine Physicians
  • Professional Regulation (CPSO)
  • Sports Medicine (with a Team Physician for the National Women's Hockey team)
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Post-Graduate Education (both FRCP & CCFP-EM)
  • International and refugee health
  • Health Administration
  • Clinical Pharmacology, with an interest in optimal drug treament in the ED
  • UWO Human Ethics Review Board Member
  • Website Development & Medical Informatics

The division website was created and is managed by one of our partners, and is an excellent resource for schedules, teaching, rounds, clinical discussions, as well as billing information, and other clinical resources.

Education

Teaching at all levels is available, with Division participation in all years of undergrad, as well as post grad family medicine emerg seminars, and core content for both FRCP & CCFP-EM programs. ACLS courses occur regularly, under our direction, and there is ample opportunity to participate with the simulation learning at undergrad and post grad levels.   We have an active Simulation Program under the Direction of Dr. Karen Woolfrey. Our POCUS group is led by Dr. Drew Thompson, Dr. Bezhad Hassani, Dr. Heather Hames and Dr. Frank Myslik.  Many faculty and current trainees are actively involved in POCUS Education and research. 

Research

The Division of Emergency Medicine at UWO has a fully supported research program, with Melanie Columbus and Kristine VanAarsen (clinical epidemiologists) as Research Coordinators and Dr. Jonathan Dreyer (Emergency Physician / Professor) as Medical Research Director. The Division also has part-time research assistants who help with prospective data collection, data analysis and interpretation. The faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine has varied research interests which include:

  • Pre-hospital Care 
  • POCUS
  • Simulation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Sepsis
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Decision Rules
  • Administrative Research
  • Trauma

A list of faculty members involved in research, their areas of interest, as well as current projects, publications and grants can be found here. To learn more about the Research program, please contact Melanie Columbus

More Information

Contact Dr. Adam Dukelow (City Wide Chair Chief of Emergency Medicine) via email or phone (519)-685-8500 ext. 57956 for more information about our recruitment package and working in our great city and group! We would love to have you visit London to learn more about your career opportunities with our team!