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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.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship


Dr. Joey Newbigging          

Emergency Medicine POCUS Lead

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. Taylor Nikel

Dr. Shahad Sheerah

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. Melissa Bouwsema

Dr. Tahereh Hossenin

Dr. Akshay Rajaram

Dr. Ann-Sophie Turcotte

2022 John Adamich  
2022 Faisal Alkhadra  
2022 Arwa AlMadani  
2022 Colin Laverty  
2021 Tatiana Vukadinovic  
2021 Sunil Pradhan  
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  

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


Dr. Julianna Deutcher


2023 Ihab Alasasfeh  
2022 Abdullah AlShahrani  
2020 Jodie Pritchard  
2019 Amanda Collier  

Medical Education Fellowship


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



Dr. Laurence Baril


Dr. Anh Nguyen

2022 Taylor Oliver  
2022 Samantha Britton