Department of Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine Queen's University

Current Residents

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Dr. Caley Flynn

Caley is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Island Medical Program. She has spent the past 4 years trying to prove her skills after transferring to the program from Internal Medicine.

Her academic interests include resuscitation of the critically ill and the effects of night shift work fatigue on cognitive function.

In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling, and travelling with her husband. She also enjoys shopping and wine tours with Carly and Sharleen, and making fun of Mutter.

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Dr. Carly Hagel

Carly is a 5th year resident who hails from Calgary AB. She lives with her husband and evil cat Pancake – named after a kindergarten kid’s class hamster.


Dr. Sharleen Hoffe
 To come
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Dr. Eric Mutter
 To come

PGY 4 

Dr. Mikayla Brenneis
 To come
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Dr. Stuart Douglas

StuDoug. Although he does spend many hours in the ED or ICU, Stu can otherwise be found watching James Bond movies, getting his appendix out (see picture), or being a dad. 

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Dr. Heather White

Heather White is a 4th year emergency medicine resident at Queen’s University. Born and raised in Calgary, she left the west to pursue a BSc in Kinesiology from Western University before coming to Queen’s for both medical school and residency. She is spending her 4th year completing the Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellowship through KRI at Queen’s University. A dedicated year focused on acute care, trauma, resuscitation and medical education/simulation was exactly what she was looking for.

Heather’s other academic interests include point of care ultrasound and wilderness medicine. She will also be working towards completing her Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) designation through the Wilderness Medicine Society this year. She cannot wait to put her love of resuscitation and wilderness medicine into practice one day - hopefully on the ski hill.

Outside of medicine, Heather is an avid squash player, skier and cyclist. She is going to attempt to complete her first triathlon this summer.


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Dr. Aaron Ruberto

Aaron Ruberto is a 4th year resident in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. Aaron was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he completed both his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology at Lakehead University and his Medical Degree at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

His academic interests include resuscitation, critical care, trauma and public health. He is currently working on research pertaining to the treatment of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in the emergency department as well as ER and ICU influenza preparedness. Aaron currently acts as chief resident of trauma medicine at Queen’s/KGH and in his spare time works as an ACLS and PALS instructor.  When he is not in the hospital, Aaron enjoys traveling, hiking, riding his motorcycle, and relaxing on his patio.
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Dr. Mathew White

Matt hails from Windsor, Nova Scotia. He is currently completing his fellowship in Critical Care and has academic interests in medical education and is currently working on research concerning the nature of expertise in resuscitation. Outside of medicine, Matt can be found in the swimming pool, on his road bike or on one of the many great golf courses in the Kingston area. 

 PGY 3

Dr. Emily House
 To come

Dr. Mackenzie Howatt
 To come

Dr. Graeme Ross
 To come
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Dr. Zachary Warren
Zack hails from the metropolis of Arnold's Cove, Newfoundland. He rowed his dory here over 2 years ago and hasn't looked back since. While he is still adjusting to the luxuries of living in Kingston, like Starbucks and running water, he is really settling in. When not in the ED he can be found drinking coffee, being grumpy, donating to Goodlife fitness, or decorating Christmas trees. Zack's career interests are in resuscitation, trauma, and critical care. He will be completing his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine next year at Queen's.
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Dr. Savannah Forrester
Savannah has three furries at home, that include a dog and two cats. Enjoy trying to find the tiny ski hills that Ontario and Quebec have, but still miss the mountains out west. Other things I like to do include cycling, swimming and being out on the lake. You may find me around town driving my pick-up truck and listening to country music. 
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Dr. Stacey Hryciuk
 To come
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Dr. Eve Purdy

Eve loves being a part time anthropology student, part time program dog-sitter, part time campfire musician, part time blogger and full time emergency medicine resident! Follow her on twitter @purdy_eve.

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Dr. Kristen Weersink

Kristen loves to travel, play soccer, and just be outside. 

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Dr. Ali Yakhshi Tafti
 Hi I’m Ali, part time summer water gun cowboy and full time FRCP resident. 

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Dr. Amy Burton

Although I may not have much of an accent, I’m definitely a Newfie girl at heart. A large part of Newfoundland's culture is music, and that's something I’ve carried with me since childhood. My life has been filled with decades of choir nerd activities, broadway fanaticism, frequent concert attendances, and performances as an amateur musician. True to my Newfie roots, I’m also an avid fly fisher(wo)man, but that’s neither here nor there.

Prior to medicine, I had a career in marketing and sales, which served as a great creative outlet. These days, my creativity is unleashed through music and cooking. Eating and singing are two of the keys to my heart, but so are English Bulldogs (and I happen to have two of the cutest to keep me company). I also enjoy experiencing new cultures, and may be a little too adventurous for my own good, with past solo trips throughout Australia, Ghana and Hungary. I’m hoping to keep that list growing through an interest in global health and international medicine.
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Dr. Andrew Helt
I am the eldest of 5 siblings, grew up in Moose Factory before moving to an even smaller town in central Ontario, consider myself an amateur astronomy enthusiast and am often described as a little crazy. I have played water polo at the varsity level throughout undergrad, medical school and now residency. You'll also be hard pressed to find me turn down kicking around a soccer ball or, really, a pickup game of any sort. Aside from sports, I am also an avid back-country camper and am always up for a good canoe or back packing trip. In the academic world, I have a keen interest in teaching, ultrasound and critical care and hope to pursue all 3 of these further in the coming years. If you run into me in the hospital feel free to make fun of my Leafs, talk to me about the most epic book series of all time (Wheel of Time) or the best movie(s) of all time, Star Wars.

Dr. Kirsten Litke
To come
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Dr. Christopher Meyer

Born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario, I completed my BSc Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and remained in Waterloo for medical school, training at the McMaster University Waterloo Regional Campus. I’ve joined the Queen’s University FRCP Emergency Medicine Residency family in 2016 and couldn’t be happier.

When I’m not in the hospital, you can find me on enjoying the beautiful outdoors hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, snowboarding, back country camping or paddling. Spending a crisp morning on the river fly fishing, a warm afternoon climbing or a cool evening lakeside on a patio are my ideas of a perfect day off. I love to travel locally, nationally and internationally and immerse myself in the local culture, cuisine and wilderness..

My academic interests surround utilization of ultrasound, resuscitation, acute pain management and medical education.