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Dr. Joseph Newbigging MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Dr. Joseph  Newbigging
Assistant Professor
Director, POCUS
Contact Info

Dr. Newbigging joined the group in 2006 after working several years in the community Emergency Medicine setting. He has been a long-time Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) enthusiast and has been teaching POCUS to residents and clinicians for over ten years. He officially completed an Ultrasound Fellowship with the Ultrasound Leadership Academy in 2015. His academic interests are in Medical Education and POCUS. He became Queen’s CFPC(EM) Program Director in 2016. He lives in Kingston with his wife, Andrea, and sons Owen and Simon. They enjoy outdoor adventures and travelling to awesome places around the world. 

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications: 


  1. D’Alessandro C, Drennan I, Newbigging J, Johri A. Paramedic POCUS, Turning Our Heads to the Prehospital Side of the Fence: A Narrative Review of Education, Training and Future. POCUS Journal Issue 3(1): 6-12, August 2018 
  2. Johri A, Durbin J, Newbigging J, Tanzola R, Chow R, Tam J. Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound: State of the Art in Medical School Education. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 31(7): 749-760, July 2018.
  3. Olszynski, P et al (incl Newbigging J). The CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Curriculum – Objectives and Recommendations for Implementation in Postgraduate Training: Executive Summary. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, March 2018 0(0): 1-3.


  1. Sambi R, Sawula H, Wolfram B, Newbigging J. Pilot Project: Does formal bedside training of medical students with a FAST exam increase their knowledge and comfort level with ultrasound use in a community family medicine practice setting? POCUS Journal Issue 2(2): 15-17, September 2017.
  2. Chan W, Newbigging J. Case Report: Point of care ultrasound of a broken heart. POCUS Journal Issue 2(1):02-03, April 2017.


  1. Douglas S, Newbigging J, Robertson D. Case Report: FAST ultrasound interpretation in trauma resuscitation. POCUS Journal, Issue 03 3-4, Oct 2016.


  1. Poley R, Newbigging J, Sivilotti MLA. Estimated Effect of an Integrated Approach to Suspected Deep Venous Thrombosis Using Limited Compression Ultrasound. Academic Emergency Medicine 2014; 21(9) 972-980. PubMed: 25269577