Dr. Atul Kapur
Dr. Atul Kapur
Assistant Professor


EM206 - 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y4E9


Medical school

  • University of Western Ontario (1991)


  • St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK – Internship
  • University of Manitoba – Emergency Medicine Residency
  • University of Ottawa – EM Research Fellowship

Professional contacts

  • President, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
  • Director, Ontario Medical Association
  • Director, Canadian Medical Association
  • Vice-Chair, Ottawa Board of Health

Other role

  • TOH Ethics Committee


  • Huang D, Kapur AK, Ling P, Purssell R, Henneberry RJ, Champagne CR, Lee VK, Fancescutti LH. CAEP position statement on cellphone use while driving / Énoncé de principe de l’ACMU sur l’utilisation du téléphone cellulaire au volant. Can J Emerg Med 2010 ;12(4):365-76.
  • Snider CE, Ovens H, Drummond A, Kapur AK. CAEP position statement on gun control / Énoncé de position de l’ACMU sur le contrôle des armes à feu. Can J Emerg Med 2009 Jan;11(1):64-83.
  • Bernstein SL, Bernstein E, Boudreaux ED, Irvin C, Mello MJ, Kapur AK, et al. Public Health Considerations in Knowledge Translation in the ED. Acad Emerg Med 2007 Nov;14(11):1036-41.
  • Vaillancourt C, Kapur AK. Opposition to the use of lidocaine in rapid sequence intubation. Ann Emerg Med 2007 January;49(1):86-7.
  • Perry JJ, Stiell IG, Wells GA, Mortensen M, Lesiuk H, Sivilotti M, Kapur A. Attitudes and judgment of emergency physicians in the management of patients with acute headache. Acad Emerg Med 2005 January;12(1):33-37.
  • Law M, Kapur AK, Collishaw N. Health promotion in Canada 1974 - 2004: Lessons learned. Ottawa: Canadian Medical Association; Nov 2004.
  • Kapur A. Global solidarity against globalized tobacco: The world's first modern health treaty tackles tobacco. Can Med Assoc J 2003 May 13;168(10):1263-4.
  • Kapur AK, Tenenbein M. Vaccination of Emergency Department Patients at High-Risk for Influenza. Acad Emerg Med 2000 April;7(4):354-8.

Research interests

  • Interface between Public Health and Emergency Medicine
  • Tobacco and Smoking
  • Health policy
  • Illness and Injury Prevention and Control