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Dr. Tim Chaplin MD, FRCPC
Dr. Tim  Chaplin
Associate Professor
Program Medical Director
Simulation Education Lead
Contact Info

Tim Chaplin is an Emergency Physician and Program Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. He is also a trauma team leader and medical director for the Rapid Assessment of Critical Events (RACE) Team at KGH. Tim enjoys advocating for emergency medicine at the departmental, hospital and healthcare system levels. His academic interests include resuscitation and simulation-based education.

Outside of work, Tim attempts to keep up with his three young sons.   


Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:


  1. Chaplin T, Rylan E, Cofie N, Gu J, McColl T, Thoma B. The Implementation of a Multi-institutional Multidisciplinary Simulation-based Resuscitation Skills Training Curriculum. Cureus 10(11): e3593. Nov 2018, doi:10.7759/cureus.3593.
  2. McGraw B, Chaplin T, Rocca N, Rang L, Jaeger M, Holden M, Keri Z, Fichtinger G. Cognitive load theory as a framework for simulation-based ultrasound guided internal jugular catheterization training: once is not enough. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, published online Nov 2018,
  3. Evans C, Chaplin T, Zelt D. Management of major vascular injuries: neck, extremities, and other things that bleed. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. February 2018, 36(1):181-202.


  1. McMurray L, Hall A, Rich J, Merchant S, Chaplin T. The Nightmares Course: A longitudinal, multidisciplinary, simulation-based curriculum to train and assess resident competence in resuscitation. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. August 2017, 9(4):503-508.
  2. Martin J, Wilson, R, Chaplin T. The management of cellulitis and erysipelas at an academic emergency department: current practice vs the literature. Emergency Care Journal, June 2017, 13:28-32.
  3. Petrie C, Chaplin T. Characteristics of early analgesia in adults presenting to a level 1 trauma centre. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock, Accepted for publication, February 2017.


  1. McGraw R, Chaplin T, McKaigney C, Rang L, Jaeger M, Redfearn D, Davison C, Ungi T, Holden M, Yeo C, Zsuzsanna K, Fichtinger G. Development and evaluation of a simulation-based curriculum for ultrasound guided central venous catheterization. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. May 2016,16:1-9.
  2. Howes D, Muscedere J, Gray S, Brooks S, Boyd G, Djogovic D, Golan E, Green RS, Jacka MJ, Sinuff T, Chaplin T, Smith OM, Owen J, Szulewski A, Murphy L, Irvine S and Jichici D. Canadian Guidelines for the use of targeted temperature management (therapeutic hypothermia) after cardiac arrest: A joint statement from The Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS), Canadian Neurocritical Care Society (CNCCS), and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG). Resuscitation. 2016, 98: 48-63.
  3. Dagnone J, McGraw R, Howes D
 Messenger DM
, Bruder E
, Hall AK
, Chaplin T
, Szulewski A, Kaul T
, O’Brien T. How we developed a comprehensive resuscitation-based simulation curriculum in emergency medicine. Medical Teacher, 2016, 38(1):30-5.


  1. Chaplin T, Archibald A, Kaul T, Howes D. A simulation-based trauma education program: does it improve trauma management? MedEdPublish 2015, 4: 14.