Medical

In 2012, I began training as a medical doctor at Dalhousie Medical School

Currently, I am a resident anesthesiologist at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland.

I targeted my medical school education to achieve broad exposure to primary and acute care, particularly in community & rural environments. Prior to medicine, I have worked for over ten years in the petroleum industry as a geological well-site supervisor 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.

I hope to build on my background in communication, risk management, and decision-making under uncertainty with my progressing medical training. 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 as my medical training progresses but include the following areas:

       High altitude, mountain, dive, and critical care medicine.
       Communication & group dynamics.
       Coaching approaches to simulation and procedural skills training in medical education. 
       Simulation training for critical events.

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.

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 2016)
  • PoCUS (July 2016)
  • ATLS (October 2016)
  • 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.