Research Fellowships

Chair, Dr Ian Stiell

The U Ottawa Department of Emergency Medicine offers a Clinical Research Fellowship designed for residents and/or graduates of certified residency programs in emergency medicine. The goal of the fellowship is to provide a sound background in the principles and practice of clinical research for physicians who plan a career in academic emergency medicine. We offer a 2-year program that has fellows obtaining a MSc degree from the U Ottawa Department of Epidemiology. Fellows will plan and conduct clinical research under the close and regular supervision of experienced researchers (Ian Stiell MD, George Wells PhD, and others of the Emergency Medicine Research Group). We have trained many fellows from around the world. Fellows will have limited clinical responsibilities working as junior faculty and will have no teaching or administrative duties. Fellows can expect an annual income well in excess of that paid to residents. 

Canadian Residents may do the 1st year of the Fellowship during their PGY4 year and the 2nd year following their PGY5 year. 

International Fellows are required to be self-funded and will not be paid by our institution. All International Fellows are responsible for obtaining a student visa.

Application Process  »

Please note that we can only accept applications from graduates of approved emergency medicine training programs. We will not accept applications from physicians without these credentials and whose training was in another discipline. The annual deadline for applications is January 31 with an expected start date of September 1. You must apply to Dr. Ian Stiell as well as to the Department of Epidemiology

Contact Dr. Ian Stiell at istiell@ohri.ca as early as possible, expressing your interest. Please send a two page letter outlining your career goals and your objectives for the program, your C.V., examples of previous research (abstracts, manuscripts, presentations), and names of two references.

A separate application must be made for the MSc Epidemiology program at U Ottawa.

For additional information please contact:

Carolyne Kennedy
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, F6
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at The Ottawa Hospital
1053 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4E9 CANADA 
Email: cakennedy@ohri.ca
Tel: 613-798-5555 Ext. 18683
Fax: 613-761-5351

Current Fellows  »

  • Dr. Jessica Harrison-McCallum, Started 2017, U of Ottawa 
    Supervisor: Dr. Ian Stiell 
    Thesis title: TBD 

  • Dr. Mike Hickey, Started 2017, U of Ottawa 
    Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey Perry 
    Thesis title: TBD 

  • Kasim Abdulaziz, Started 2017, U of Ottawa 
    Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey Perry 
    Thesis title: Assessment of stroke risk stratification and prognostic tools and the impact of time to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of transient ischemic attack patients on the outcome of stroke 

  • Ms. Shannon Leduc, Started 2016, U of Ottawa 
    Supervisor: Dr. Christian Vaillancourt 
    Thesis title: TBD 

  • Dr. Alexandre Tran, Started 2015, U of Ottawa
    Supervisor: Dr. Christian Vaillancourt
    Thesis title: Estimation of Blood Loss during the "Golden Hour" of Trauma Resuscitation

  • Dr. Krishan Yadav, Started 2014, U of Ottawa
    Supervisor: Dr. Ian Stiell
    Thesis title:Non-Purulent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department

  • Dr. Rosa Ramaekers, Started 2014, U of Ottawa 
    Supervisor: Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy 
    Thesis title: Role of N-Terminal Pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Risk Stratification of ED Syncope Patients: A Systematic Review and Prospective Study

  • Dr. Shunichiro Nakao (NCGM Hospital, Toyko) Started 2014, U of Ottawa
    Supervisor: Dr. Christian Vaillancourt
    Thesis title: The Efficacy of Lung Ultrasound in the Emergency Department

Previous Fellows  »

  • Dr. Robert Ohle, 2014-2016. Emergency Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON 
  • Dr. Hubert Lee, 2013-2016. Neurosurgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON 
  • Dr. Justin Yan, 2015-2016. Emergency Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre. London, ON
  • Dr. Debra Eagles, 2011-2016. Emergency Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Ian Ball, 2010-2015. Critical Care Trauma Centre, London Health Sciences Centre. London, ON
  • Dr. Abdulaziz Alsadoon, 2010-2015. Emergency Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Pierre Geraud Claret, 2014-2015. Emergency Medicine. University Hospital of Nîmes. Nîmes, France
  • Dr. Kasim Abdulaziz, 2010-2015. Clinical Epidemiology. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Waleed Alqurashi, 2010-2014. Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Gabriel Blecher, 2009-2011. Emergency Medicine. Monash Medical Center. Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr. Erik Hess, 2006-2008. Emergency Medicine. Mayo Clinic. Rochester, Minnesota U.S.
  • Dr. Abdullah AlReesi, 2005-2009. College of Medicine & Health Sciences. Sultan Qaboos University.  Oman
  • Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, 2005-2009. Emergency Medicine. The Ottawa Hospital. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Dimitri Makropoulos, 2005-2007. Emergency Medicine. Montfort Hospital. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Lisa Calder, 2003-2007. Emergency Medicine. The Ottawa Hospital. Ottawa. ON
  • Dr. Amy Plint, 2003-2006. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Wendy Thompson, 2003-2005. Epidemiologist. Government of Canada. Ottawa, ON.
  • Dr. Majeed Al Salamah, 2002-2004. Emergency Medicine. King Abdulaziz Medical Centre. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Dr. Christian Vaillancourt, 2000-2003. Emergency Medicine. The Ottawa Hospital. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Jeffrey Perry, 1999-2002. Emergency Medicine. The Ottawa Hospital. Ottawa. ON
  • Dr. Atul Kapur, 1998-2002. Emergency Medicine. The Ottawa Hospital. Ottawa. ON
  • Dr. Mark Rodger, 1998-2000. Hematology. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Linda Papa, 1997-2001. Emergency Medicine. Orlando Regional Medical Center. Orlando, Florida U.S.
  • Dr. Heather Murray, 1997-2002. Emergency Medicine. Kingston General Hospital. Kingston, ON.
  • Dr. Valerie De Maio, 1996-1998. Emergency Medicine. WakeMed Health & Hospitals. Raleigh, North Carolina U.S.
  • Dr. Jacques Lee, 1995-1997. Emergency Medicine. University of Toronto. Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Geoffrey Dervin, 1994-1998. Orthopedics, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON