Director, Dr. Walter Tavares
Dr. Walter Tavares is the inaugural Director of the Paramedicine Collaborative, a strategy that serves as a central hub and incubator for paramedicine-related research, innovation, scholarship, education and evaluation. Dr. Tavares is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Society, an Education Scientist at the Wilson Centre for Health Professions Education Research and Department of Medicine, and Paramedic and Scientist with York Region Paramedic Services. He initiated and is co-chair of the McNally Project, supervises the undergraduate paramedicine program at UTSC, and is deputy editor of the international journal Paramedicine. His program of research explores health professions education and advancements in community-based health and social services.
Associate Director, Dr. Ian Drennan
Dr. Ian Drennan is a Paramedic Scientist and Assistant Professor at the DFCM and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. He is an Affiliate Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and Sunnybrook Research Institute and works clinically as a paramedic with Ornge and York Region Paramedic Services. His program of research focuses on clinical and health systems improvements in paramedicine. In addition, he is the Vice-Chair for the Advanced Life Support TaskForce of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and a Senior Science Editor for the American Heart Association.
Medical Director, Dr. Megan Landes
Dr. Megan Landes is Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at U of T's DFCM, and an Associate Professor and Clinician Investigator, in DFCM’s Research Program. Dr. Landes is also an attending staff doctor in the Emergency Department of the University Health Network, the University of Toronto’s largest downtown teaching hospital, and a Strategic Director for the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM), which is working with Addis Ababa University to deliver Ethiopia’s first emergency medicine residency program.