Dr. Paul Atkinson

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Paul Atkinson is a Professor in Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University and Clinical Academic Head for Emergency Medicine, Saint John Regional Hospital, Horizon Health Network, New Brunswick, Canada. He is also deputy editor of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine; and has recently been appointed Assistant Dean of Research at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. He is past chair of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians research committee, as well as the NB trauma Program research sub-committee. His international training began at the Queen’s University of Belfast, followed by postgraduate programs in internal medicine in Belfast and emergency medicine in Cambridge, UK. He completed a fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He relocated to Saint John, NB from Cambridge in late 2009.

He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, as well as being the lead editor on three textbooks, Emergency Medicine an Illustrated Colour Text, 2010; Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation, 2019; and Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy, 2021.

Awards include the inaugural “Best in Class” undergraduate teaching award from Dalhousie University in 2012, and the national Grant Innes Award for Emergency Medicine research in 2014, and the Ian Stiell Researcher of the Year Award from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 2019.

Paul is married to Julie, and together they have three young adult offspring, Jordyn, Lucy and Jack. Paul enjoys cycling and hiking in the wide-open spaces of New Brunswick and is looking forward to the challenge of leading the emergency medicine team in the Saint John zone.