Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan

Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan
Dr. Rajiv Thavanathan


EM206 - 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y4E9


Rajiv graduated from medical school at Memorial University in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland. He subsequently completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Ottawa. His academic focus includes point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) with an interest in resuscitative echocardiography, medical education, with some digressions into metacognition. In a previous life he lived in Toronto working as a musician and podcaster. He loves Joan Didion as much as Kim Gordon and wishes that obscure sketch-comedy was acceptable fodder for small talk.

Medical school

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (2014)


  • Emergency Medicine University of Ottawa (2021)
  • Acute Care Point of Care Ultrasound (2018)

Personal interests/Quote

  • Music
  • Vintage Guitars
  • Comedy
  • #savethemanuals
  • "We tell ourselves stories in order to live."

Research interests

  • Resuscitative Echocardiography
  • Education
  • FOAMed
  • Podcasting