Dr. James Ducharme, MD, CM, FRCP(C), DABEM (Emergency Medicine)

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Dr. Ducharme is a board-certified emergency medicine specialist in Canada and has practiced clinically since 1981. His current clinical practice is based at Humber River Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton as well as an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at Queen’s University.

He is a co-founder of both the Quebec Association of Emergency Physicians and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, and is currently President of the latter. He was CMO and Senior Vice President for AIM Health Group until June 2014. He is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. Dr Ducharme has done extensive research and writing on the subject of acute pain management and is recognized internationally as a speaker in emergency medicine.

He has been a residency program director for emergency medicine trainees for 11 years at McGill and Dalhousie Universities and he is currently the Editor Emeritus of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ducharme is PDAC’s expert on emergency medicine, including medical negligence in the emergency rooms and other hospital settings.