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Dr. Brian Schwartz

Dr. Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz has practiced Emergency Medicine for 30 years in both community and academic settings, and served as Medical Director of Emergency Services at Northwestern Hospital in Toronto from 1984 to 1992, after which he joined Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as a staff Emergency Physician.


Since 1994 he has been a base hospital medical director for both land and flight paramedics at Sunnybrook and currently is Director, Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care.  This regional program provides medical control and oversight for over 1200 paramedics in Toronto and Peel Region. 


During the SARS epidemic in 2003 Dr. Schwartz was Vice-Chair of the Ontario SARS Scientific Advisory Committee.  He now serves as Scientific Advisor to the Emergency Management Unit in the Ontario Ministry of Health, and is Chair, Working Group on Training for the Ontario Health Plan for an Influenza Pandemic.


Dr. Schwartz was recently awarded the OMA Section on Emergency Medicine Career Service Award for his contributions to the advancement of EM in Ontario, and is an Associate Professor in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

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