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Department of Emergency Medicine

World-Class Emergency Medicine: To provide outstanding compassionate emergency care through practice-changing research and innovative medical education.

Our goal and philosophy

To excel in giving the highest quality teaching to our learners, affording them an exceptional education, and training them to be outstanding clinicians, academics and leaders of tomorrow in Emergency Medicine. Through impactful research, we strive to improve the quality and safety of emergency care for our patients locally and world-wide, the type of care we would want for our loved ones.

We are extremely proud of our group of clinicians, researchers, and educators who continually strive to achieve new heights in academic Emergency Medicine. This website will help you learn more about who we are and what we do.

Message from Chair

On behalf of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, I would like to welcome you. We are a dedicated and dynamic group of over 130 faculty, who work in the Emergency Departments (ED) of two large tertiary care hospitals and one community hospital. The Ottawa Hospital has two adult tertiary care EDs with annual volumes of over 170,000 patients per year. The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is our regions’ pediatric hospital with annual volumes of over 75,000 patients per year. L’Hopital Montfort is one of our region’s community hospitals with over 60,000 patient visits a year and helps train undergrad and postgrad learners in a francophone environment. We have an impressive team of talented nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, ECG technicians, DI technologies, patient care assistants, clerks and volunteers who work closely with our physician faculty and learners in the provision of excellent care to our patients and their families. All four of our EDs have been newly renovated in the last 10 years to accommodate our ever-expanding census and patient care needs.

With much credit to our past chair, Dr. Ian Stiell, we have grown to be one of the country’s largest and most prolific academic Emergency Medicine programs. Our strengths in EM education and research are second to none.

Guy Hebert, MD, FRCPC
Head, Emergency Department – The Ottawa Hospital
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine – University of Ottawa
Associate Professor – Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Chair, The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medicine Organization

Dr. Guy Hebert
Dr. Guy Hebert, Head and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine