I completed my MD at Dalhousie Medical School in 2016 and my residency training at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland in 2021 followed by six months of sub-specialty training in regional anesthesia and ultrasound in Calgary, AB.

I am currently a full time anesthetist in Comox, BC. I continue to locum intermittently in Alberta & BC.

I targeted my medical education to achieve broad exposure to acute care, both in community/rural  & tertiary environments. Prior to medicine, I have worked for over ten years in the petroleum industry as a Wellsite geologist and in the mountain safety & adventure sports industries as a mountain guide, avalanche forecaster & safety coordinator. This experience developed my ability to communicate effectively, work in diverse teams, manage risk for others, and make decisions with imperfect information.

Philosophically, I believe in the value of diet and activity as a component of health, efficient and timely health care systems, and appropriate end-of-life care.
My academic interests are evolving but include the following areas:
  • Regional anesthesia & the use of ultrasound guided nerve blocks and joint injections in acute pain and for enhanced recovery.
  • POCUS & diagnostic peri-operative ultrasound.
  • High altitude and mountain medicine.
  • Communication & group dynamics.
  • Coaching approaches to simulation and procedural skills training in medical education. 
Medical Education

Dalhousie Medical School; MD 2016
  • Electives in Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Rural general practice, Military Medicine, Plastic Surgery & Radiology in Halifax, Thunder Bay, Prince George, Banff & Inuvik.
Memorial University of Newfoundland; FRCPC 2021
Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM); Nepal 2017

  • The diploma develops skills and insight into the practical problems of delivering optimum patient care in the mountains, covering altitude physiology and illness, expedition health, remote area trauma care, group psychology, and travel medicine.  I completed my diploma through the Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal.

Medical Training Courses
  • ACLS (April 2021)
  • PoCUS (July 2016)
  • ATLS (May 2021)
  • US Guided Regional Anesthesia (November 2016)
  • ENLS (May 2019)
  • NRP (July 2019)

Research & Presentations

  • High Altitude Physiology; CUHMA annual scientific meeting.
  • Translating an Athletic Coaching Model to Medical Eduction; MUN grand rounds.
  • Simple Tips for the Occasional Intubator; SRCP annual conference.
  • Decision Making and Risk Analysis; Dal/MUN conference.
  • ACL Injury Prevention; Assoc. of Canadian Mountain Guides newsletter.
  • External Validity & Surrogate Outcomes in Research Assessment; poster presentation.