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In addition to supporting world-class residency training programs in Emergency Medicine, the Department also sponsors fellowship programs to those wishing to pursue additional training in the domains described below.

To apply for any of our fellowship programs please reach out to our Program Assistant Catie at For self-funded candidates please check under each fellowship for the deadlines.

Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship


Dr. Susan Bartels         

Global Emergency Medicine Director

The Queen’s University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship is
designed to prepare future leaders in academic international
emergency medicine by providing training in emergency disaster
response, humanitarian aid, international research and emergency
medical systems.

The two-year fellowship is tailored to a Fellow’s individual interests
but is typically divided between a Masters of Public Health (MPH)
degree, fieldwork, international emergency medicine training courses,
research and clinical work in the emergency department.
The curriculum is internationally-focused and up to five months
may be spent working abroad though fieldwork placements.
Opportunities for research and clinical medicine are also integrated
into the fellowship.

I hope that you decide to learn more about Global Emergency Medicine
Fellowship and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact our office for more information.


Susan Bartels, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Program Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Clinician-Scientist, Queen’s University


At this time, applications are accepted from:

  • residents in an accredited Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Emergency Medicine training program; 
  • physicians who have completed a Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Emergency Medicine residency and are able to practice independently as an emergency physician; or
  • sponsored international graduates who have completed Emergency Medicine specialty training in their home country

Applications are accepted until August 31th for a July start date the following year. The application consists of:

1) CV

2) Personal statement (maximum 2 pages) outlining your interest in Global Emergency Medicine and your career goals

3) Three letters of reference - preferably one from your program director or departmental chair and at least one that speaks to your international work and / or your interest in international work.

Dr. Julianna Deutscher


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2020 Jodie Pritchard  
2019 Amanda Collier  

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship


Dr. Joey Newbigging          

Emergency Medicine POCUS Director

POCUS is integral to modern emergency medicine practice and will be an integral part of resident training starting from week one. By third year we expect all residents to be competent and able to independently perform all types of diagnostic and procedural POCUS.

The emphasis on POCUS as an essential skill begins in our Summer Bootcamp Series. Every year all residents participate in a POCUS course on core applications (free fluid abdomen, subxiphoid cardiac, abdominal aorta, basic lung and first trimester pregnancy). This is followed with by-weekly 1:2 teacher:learner supervised scanning shifts.

In the summer of the PGY2 year, before the ICU rotation, residents complete a mini-horizontal central line POCUS course emphasizing repetitive deliberate practice in POCUS procedural needle guidance. Every year are 3-4 POCUS workshops for the entire residency program that feature advanced applications (eg. advanced cardiac, nerve blocks, gallbladder, DVT, renal etc). Senior residents are involved as instructors for these workshops.

All residents complete an Advanced POCUS rotation in their PGY2 or PGY3 year. This rotation consists of supervised scanning shifts with POCUS fellowship trained faculty. Residents will develop POCUS competence in gallbladder, advanced cardiac, lung, IVC, DVT, MSK, soft tissue, nerve blocks, vascular access and POCUS protocols. We have regular EM POCUS rounds, multidisciplinary QSonic POCUS rounds, a breakfast POCUS Journal Club and an annual Sonogames.

Residents will have ample opportunity to teach POCUS to other learners such as medical students and more junior residents. After gaining competence in core applications, they are eligible to challenge the CPOCUS Independent Practitioner examination ( On completion of residency all residents will have a POCUS portfolio of all of their studies completed during residency. Both the Hotel Dieu Urgent Care Centre and Kingston General Hospital have POCUS machines with an assortment of probes to allow for ample practice while you are working clinically and are linked with image archiving and feedback software.

Queen’s EM is a POCUS forward program with a faculty culture that emphasises POCUS use in all aspects of patient care. 

POCUS Fellowship website -

For more information:



Dr. Dana Archibald

Dr. Dana Archibald is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia and attended Saint Francis Xavier University for her undergraduate education, where she completed a Bachelor of Science with an Advanced Major in biology. She subsequently was a full-time competitive sailor on the Canadian Sailing Team before returning to academics in 2014 to begin her training at Dalhousie Medical School. She moved to Kingston, Ontario in 2018 and completed her residency and FRCPC in anesthesiology at Queen’s University in 2023. 

Dr. Angela Builes


Dr. Matthew Piaseczny

Matt was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario and completed his undergrad and Master's at Western before heading to med school at the University of Toronto.  He is currently completing his last year of residency training in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Critical Care POCUS at Queen’s.  He is excited to increase his knowledge and education surrounding advanced POCUS and continue educating junior learners and faculty regarding the utility of POCUS.

In his spare time, you can catch him cheering on his beloved Leafs and Jays, hiking, camping, snapping photos, working on cars, or brewing beer. 

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2023 Taylor Nikel  
2022 Christine Hannah  
2022 Tatiana Vukadinovic  
2021 Sarah Maxwell  

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellowship


Dr. Adam Szulewski          

Resuscitation and Reanimation Director

Resuscitation is an emerging subspecialty in the field of life-saving medicine that focuses on improving patient care and patient outcomes. Combining a number of medical disciplines, such as emergency medicine, trauma, and critical care, the field of resuscitation medicine is on the cutting-edge of scientific advancement.

The Queen’s University Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation is the first training program in North America to offer fellowship training to physicians who want to focus on resuscitation medicine. 

Established in 2008, the program brings together doctors from different backgrounds to advance their understanding of resuscitation medicine, crisis resource management, research, and education. Graduates of the fellowship program will lead the advancement of resuscitation medicine as a future subspecialty.

The program combines clinical experience in resuscitation medicine, significant exposure to learning and teaching with simulation, as well as regular academic sessions from resuscitation medicine experts. The program is flexible and can be tailored to each candidate’s interests.

Our fellows are a highly motivated group of individuals from a variety of medical backgrounds. Our graduates have been successful in integrating and formalizing resuscitation medicine into their careers by pursuing clinical, academic, and administrative roles related to resuscitation medicine.

Please see the KRI website for more details on the Resus Fellowship:

We invite you to learn more about our program and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Adam Szulewski, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, PhD Program Director 


Dr. Gabrielle Lapointe

Hi everyone! I was born and raised in Quebec City. I completed my medical degree and training in Emergency Medicine at Laval University. I have a genuine passion for teamwork and critical care. I also have a strong interest in simulation, as well as quality improvement and patient safety. I really think my journey as a soccer player influenced me to choose emergency medicine, just like the fellowship in resuscitation. During my fellowship, I am working as an attending at Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, an academic center on the south shore of Quebec. Outside of my academic duties, since retiring from soccer, I enjoy practicing various sports like cycling and trail running with my (amazing) dog. Discovering great food and drinks places is one of the things I enjoy the most.


Dr. Mohammed Alamri

Dr. Alamri is an Emergency Medicine Board Certified physician from Saudi Arabia. He has completed a specialized training in acute care point of ultrasound


Dr. Natasha Goumeniouk

Natasha (Tash) was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and completed both her undergraduate and medical degrees at Queen’s before heading back west to the mountains for residency. She is currently in her fifth and final year of Emergency Medicine training at the University of Calgary in an addition to being a Resus Fellow in Kingston for 2023-2024. She will be completing a portion of her rotations in Calgary but looks forward to joining the Queen’s group for the second half of the academic year. 

She loves biking, travelling, and most activities that allow her to spend quality time with friends.


Dr. Janie O'Leary

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Janie previously completed her medical studies at Memorial University. She set her sights on Kingston for residency and is currently a PGY5 in the Emergency Medicine program at Queen’s University. She is excited to continue her training at Queen’s and join the Resuscitation and Reanimation fellowship program where she hopes to further explore interests in simulation and the care of critically ill patients


Dr. Ziad Ourahma

Dr. Ziad Ourahma, MD, was born and raised in Morocco. He moved to Canada to be with his wife and to complete his medical education. He did his FM training at the University of Ottawa and completed a supplemental EM education program in Toronto. Ziad works as an Emergency Physician and Hospitalist in the Ottawa area, and his interests have been directed towards critical illness, trauma, and acute care. Ziad joined the clinical fellowship at Queen’s to gain further experience in Resuscitation and Reanimation.  When he isn’t working, Ziad enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys playing soccer, cycling, and snowboarding.

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2021 Tatiana Vukadinovic  
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2021 Taylor Nikel  
2021 Chris Williams  
2021 Genevieve Lacroix  
2021 James Gould  
2020 Kirsten Litke  
2020 Mathieu Brunet  
2020 Emily House  
2020 Ihab Alasasfeh  
2019 Mohammad Alwadei  
2019 Ali Yakhshi Tafti  
2018 Zainab Al Alawi  
2018 Areej Alwakeel  
2018 Chantal Forristal  
2018 Andrew Ross  
2017 Julie Kim  
2017 Lauren Lacroix  
2017 Troy Neufeld  
2017 Aaron Ruberto  
2017 Heather White  
2016 Sharleen Hoffe  
2016 Noam Katz  
2016 Luc Londei-Leduc  
2016 Lindsay McMurray  
2016 Michelle Miron  
2014 Adam Szulewski  
2014 Hadi Al Enazy  
2014 Carly Hagel  
2012 Tim Chaplin  
2012 Jim Boseovski  
2012 Stephanie Sibley  
2011 Rachel Poley  
2011 Andrew Robinson  
2010 Avi Aroni  
2010 Tom Kaul  



Dr. Damon Dagnone        

Medical Education Fellowship Director

The Queen’s University Medical Education Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (EM) is designed to prepare future EM leaders to become educational champions and scholars in medical education. Our program provides a positive, safe and inclusive environment to grow & learn as a developing clinician educator amongst a diverse group of accomplished faculty leaders & mentors in medical education .

The 1-year hands-on fellowship, combined with the Queen’s University Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree, is tailored to candidates designing a customized training experience in their choice of teaching & learning environments.

The curriculum is organized across a diverse array of medical education training experiences and will be comprised of: core curricular teaching experiences, desired selective areas, and a focused area of concentration for research & scholarly work.

Desired outcomes of the fellowship include providing a foundational experience to become an expert medical educator, a research scholar, and a collaborative leader within Emergency Medicine in Canada.

I invite you to learn more about the Medical Education Fellowship program in Emergency Medicine and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself & our office for more information.


J Damon Dagnone MD FRCPC MSc MMEd

Program Director, QEM Medical Education Fellowship



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