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Dr. David Messenger appointed as Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Published Tue Sep 6th 2016

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. David Messenger as Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period beginning September 1, 2016.

    After graduating in 1998 from Queen’s University with his Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Dr. Messenger earned his MD at Queen’s, graduating in 2002. He subsequently completed his Emergency Medicine residency and Critical Care subspecialty residency at Queen’s. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Management in the International Masters in Health Leadership Program at McGill University.

    Dr. Messenger joined the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Program as a faculty member in 2008. In addition to clinical practice in emergency medicine and critical care, Dr. Messenger is a RACE team physician and Trauma Team Leader at Kingston General Hospital. He served as Deputy Chair of the Critical Care Program from 2010-2015, and is currently serving as Deputy Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Messenger has been active at all levels of education and training, and has served as Residency Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine subspecialty training program since 2011.

    An active and respected member of his Department, Dr. Messenger has held numerous committee roles, displaying a penchant for change and improvement. He is President of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s University, and currently sits on the Governing Committee, Resources Committee, Executive Committee and Strategic Priorities & Recruitment Committee for SEAMO.

    Dr. Messenger’s scholarly work has focused on ED procedural sedation, resuscitation, and simulation-based medical education. As an active member of several research teams, Dr. Messenger has been involved in multiple funded research initiatives and scholarly publications.

    Dr. Reznick would like to thank Dr. Gord Jones, outgoing Head, Department of Emergency Medicine for his outstanding work and significant contributions to the Department and to the Faculty of Health Sciences.