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Dr. Daniel W. Howes appointed Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine

  • Published Wed Sep 21st 2016

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Daniel W. Howes as Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine for a five-year period as of September 1, 2016.

    Dr. Howes completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Guelph and his medical degree at Dalhousie University in 1994. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s in 1999, and received a Critical Care Fellowship at Queen’s in 1998. Dr. Howes attended Harvard University’s Macey Institute Program for Health Science Educators in 2006.

    Dr. Howes joined Queen’s as an Assistant Professor in 2001 and is currently a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is the Director of the Clinical Simulation Centre for the School of Medicine, as well as the lead for the Kingston General Hospital RACE team, and serves as the Medical Director for the Regional Trauma Program of Southeastern Ontario.

    Dr. Howes has served in several key roles as part of Kingston and Southeastern Ontario’s trauma programs and trauma education programs. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2016 H.F. Pross Award, the 2011 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, and was Critical Care Teacher of the Year in 2005-06 and 2010-11. He also received the Canadian Association of Medical Educators Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education in 2012.

    Dr. Howes is an active researcher, with academic interests in resuscitation, medical education and medical simulation. As an active member of several research teams, Dr. Howes has been involved in multiple funded research initiatives and scholarly publications, and has presented widely at national and international conferences.

    In welcoming Dr. Howes to this position, Dr. Reznick would like to extend his thanks to Dr. John Drover for his leadership and service to the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Drover has been the leader of our Critical Care Medicine Program for 14 years, and in fact, it was through Dr. Drover’s vision and his efforts that Critical Care Medicine was established as a Department of Queen’s University in September 2015.