Dr. Lisa Thurgur
Dr. Lisa Thurgur
Program Director, RCPSC EM
Assistant Professor


The Ottawa Hospital - General and Civic Campus


Medical school

  • University of Calgary, 2002


  • University of Toronto

Personal interests

  • Attempting to be a professional tennis player and make it Wimbledon


  • Mok Garrick, Newton Hailey, Thurgur Lisa, Nemnom Marie-Joe, Stiell, Ian.  Opioid prescription practices for patients discharged from the emergency department with acute musculoskeletal fractures.  CJEM May 2020
  • Odorizzi Scott, Cheung Warren J., Sherbino Jonathan, Lee A.C.,  Thurgur L, Frank Jason R.  A Signal Through the Noise: Do Professionalism Concerns Impact the Decision-Making of Competence Committees?  Academic Medicine Vol 95(6) June 2020
  • Fernando, Shannon M, Cheung, Warren J., Choi, Stephen, Thurgur, Lisa,  Frank, Jason R.  Faculty mentorship during residency and professional development among practising emergency physicians.  CJEM 2018: 20(6) 944-951
  • Thurgur L, Bandiera G, Lee S, and Tiberius R.  What Do Emergency Medicine Learners Want from Their Teachers? A Multicenter Focus Group Analysis.  Academic Emergency Medicine.  2005 12(9)
  • Bandiera GW, Thurgur L, Lee S, Tiberius R. What Emergency Medicine learners wish their teachers knew. Clinical and Investigative medicine. 2004; 27(4):201


  • Winner: Lois Ross Resident Advocate Award, PARO  2019
  • Nominated: Residency Program Excellence Award, PARO  2019
  • Nominated: Chief Resident Award for Faculty, University of Ottawa 2018/2019
  • Nominated: Janet Nuth Teacher of the Year Award, University of Ottawa 2016/2017
  • Nominated: Gord Wallace Teaching Award for EM Clerkship, University of Ottawa 2016/2017
  • Nominated: Department of Emergency Medicine Mentorship Award, University of Ottawa 2014/2015
  • Winner: PGY 1 Teacher of the Year Award, University of Ottawa 2013/2014

Research interests

  • Medical Education and Toxicology