Dr. George Mastoras MD, FRCPC

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Dr. George Mastoras MD, FRCPC
Simulation Lead, Faculty CPD & In Situ Sim Portfolio Co-Chair, DEM Resuscitation Committee and Lecturer

MD, FRCPC


Linkedin: ca.linkedin.com/in/gmastoras/
Twitter: @georgemastoras

Dr. George Mastoras

Biography

Dr. Mastoras is an Attending Emergency Physician and Lecturer at The Ottawa Hospital with special expertise in resuscitation medicine and simulation-based medical education. He has a keen interest in the intersection of resuscitation science, human factors, and quality improvement and is engaged clinically and academically in efforts to enhance care during high-stakes medical crises. He is the Program Lead for Faculty CPD Simulation and ED in-situ simulation within the Department of Emergency Medicine, founder and co-chair of the department's Resuscitation Committee, and is a regular instructor in the Trauma and Point-of-care Ultrasound programs. Dr. Mastoras’ academic work focuses on team performance in ED critical care and he has published and lectured nationally on a range of topics in patient safety, simulation, and resuscitation.

Medical School

University of Calgary (2011)

Residency

  • Emergency Medicine (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2016)
  • Resuscitation Fellowship (2015)
  • Simulation Fellowship (2017)

Personal Interests

  • Hockey
  • Running
  • Cooking
  • Enjoying time with my kids and wife, Home improvement projects.

Awards

  • CAEP Top Education Innovation (2018)

Publications

Mastoras G, Cheung W, Krywenky A, Addleman S, Weitzman B, Frank JR. 2018.Faculty Sim: a simulation-based continuing professional development curriculum for academic emergency physicians. Oral presentation (peer reviewed) at the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP). Awarded Top Educational Innovation Abstract.

McDonald L,Mastoras G, Hickey M, McDonald B, Kwok E. 2018.Evaluating the potential impact of an ECPR program at The Ottawa Hospital: a retrospective health records review. Poster presentation (peer reviewed) at the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

Parush A,Mastoras G, Bhandari A, Momtahan K, Day K, Weitzman B, Sohmer B, Cwinn AA, Hamstra S, Calder LA. 2017.Can Teamwork and Situational Awareness (SA) in ED Resuscitations be Improved with a Technological Cognitive Aid? Design and a Pilot Study of a Team Situation Display. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2017.10.009

Calder LA,Mastoras G, Rahimpour M, Sohmer B, Weitzman B, Cwinn AA, Hobin T, Parush A. 2017.Team Communication Patterns in Emergency Resuscitation: a Mixed Methods Qualitative Analysis.International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2017. 10:24. doi:10.1186/s12245-017-0149-4

Calder LA, Bhandari A,Mastoras G, Day K, Momtahan K, Falconer M, Weitzman B, Sohmer B, Cwinn AA, Hamstra S, Parush A. 2017.Healthcare Providers' Perceptions of a Situational Awareness Display for Emergency Department Resuscitation: a Qualitative Study. International Journal of Quality & Safety, 2017. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzx159

Mastoras G, Poulin C, Norman L, Weitzman B, Pozgay A, Frank JR. 2016.Stress-testing the Resuscitation Room: Latent threats to patient safety identified during interprofessional in-situ simulation in the Emergency Department. Oral presentation (peer reviewed) at the 2016 meeting of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

Poulin C, Weitzman BN,Mastoras G, Norman L, Pozgay A, Frank JR. 2016.Developing and implementing an interprofessional in-situ simulation program in an academic, tertiary care emergency department: barriers, successes and the Ottawa Hospital experience.Oral presentation (peer reviewed) at the 2016 meeting of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

McFetridge C,Mastoras G, Poulin C, Norman L, Pozgay A, Weitzman B, Frank JR. 2016.Thematic analysis of debrief themes emerging from high fidelity interprofessional in-­situ simulations in the Emergency Department.Oral presentation (peer reviewed) at the 2016 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Forum.

Mastoras G. 2015.Every Day Disaster Medicine: Access Block in the ED.Op-Ed contribution to CanadiEM blog. http://canadiem.org/daily-disaster-medicine/

Mastoras G, Calder LA, Rahimpour M, Sohmer B, Weitzman B, Cwinn AA, Parush A. 2014.Communication in Emergency Department resuscitations: Analysis of information sharing among emergency department team members during live resuscitation of critically ill patients.Moderated Poster presentation (peer reviewed) at the 2014 meeting of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

Fields of Interest

  • Resuscitation medicine
  • Trauma
  • Ultrasound
  • Simulation
  • QI
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