Dr. Paul Atkinson is Professor in Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University and Saint John Regional Hospital, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the current chair of the departmental research committee. Paul is also a senior editor for CJEM, Chief Medical Officer for WorkSafeNB, and is currently VP for ultrasound research for the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM).
His career and training in Internal and Emergency Medicine included experience in internationally recognized teaching hospitals and tertiary centres such as the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals in the UK. Since receiving his Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, he has participated as a clinician, educator, researcher and administrator, with a special interest in point of care ultrasound.
He is lead editor of the textbook Emergency Medicine: An Illustrated Colour Text, a general textbook written for learners beginning in emergency medicine. He is lead editor of an upcoming book from Oxford University Press: Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation.
He is lead author on an IFEM ultrasound curriculum document, and is co-director of the Emergency Critical Care Ultrasound (ECCU) course. Educational awards include the inaugural “Best in Class” award in 2012 for educational excellence among Dalhousie NB educators.
As a researcher, he leads a team that has published over sixty peer-reviewed articles, and has presented original research at local, national and international conferences, receiving several national awards including the Grant Innes Award in 2014. He is lead investigator on the Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest (SHoC) series of studies.
Professor and Director of Research, Dalhousie University, Saint John Regional Hospital, Canada