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Dr. David Messenger reappointed as Head, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. David Messenger reappointed as Head, Department of Emergency Medicine

On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott, Mark Green, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has reappointed Dr. David Messenger as Head, Department of Emergency Medicine. This appointment is effective as of March 1st, 2022 and will remain so until August 31st, 2026.

After graduating from Queen’s University with his Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Dr. Messenger earned his MD and subsequently completed his Emergency Medicine residency and Critical Care subspecialty residency at Queen’s. He went on to complete a Masters of Management from the International Masters for Health Leadership Program at McGill University. Dr. Messenger joined the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Program as a faculty member in 2008. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2015 and first appointed as Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2016.

In addition to clinical practice in emergency medicine and critical care, Dr. Messenger is a critical care response team physician and Trauma Team Leader at Kingston General Hospital. He served as Deputy Head of the Critical Care Program (now the Department of Critical Care Medicine) from 2010-2016. Dr. Messenger has been active at all levels of education and training and served as Residency Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine subspecialty training program from 2011-2016. Dr. Messenger’s scholarly work has focused on ED procedural sedation, resuscitation, and simulation-based medical education. As an active collaborator in several research teams, Dr. Messenger has been involved in multiple funded research initiatives and scholarly publications.

Dr. Messenger’s current focus is on leadership and administration. He is a past-president of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s University, and has served on multiple committees of the hospitals, Faculty of Health Sciences, and of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization. He serves on the boards of directors of Addictions & Mental Health Services of KFL&A as well as the Kingston Resuscitation Institute. His collaborative spirit aligns directly with Queen’s Health Sciences’ Strategic Plan, Radical Collaboration for a Healthier World, and the faculty is confident he will continue to bolster and uphold the values of inter-professional and cross-disciplinary dialogue, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Accessibility, meeting the community’s needs, excellence in research, education, and care, and a commitment to well-equipped and designed educational spaces.

Please join the dean in congratulating Dr. David Messenger on his reappointment.

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