Dr Michael Woo MD, CCFP-EM

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Dr Michael Woo MD, CCFP-EM
Fellowship and Research Program Director for Point-of-care Ultrasonography Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor

MD, CCFP-EM

Biography

Medical School

  • Queen’s University 1998

Residency

  • University of Ottawa – Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine

Publications

  • Mai T, Woo MY, Boles K, Jetty P. Point-of-care ultrasound performed by a medical student compared to physical examination by vascular surgeons in the detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Annals of Vascular Surgery. May 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.03.015
  • Boet S, Thompson C, Woo MY, Pugh D, Patel R, Pasupathy P et al. Interactive online learning for attending physicians in ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion. Cureus. 2017. 9(3):e1592. doi:  10.7759/cureus.1592
  • Connolly R, Woo MY, Lampron J, Perry JJ. Factors associated with delay in trauma team activation and impact on patient outcomes. CJEM. 2017; 19(S1):S58-59.
  • Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble V, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M et al. A retrospective study of pulseless electoral activity, bedside ultrasound identifies interventions during resuscitation associated with improved survival to hospital admission. A REASON Study. Resuscitation. 2017:120:103-107http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.09.008
  • Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble VE, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M, et al. Emergency department point-of-care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in –ED cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2016;109:33-39.
  • Mai T, Woo MY, Boles K, Jetty P. Point-of-care ultrasound performed by a medical student compared to physical examination by vascular surgeons in the detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Annals of Vascular Surgery. May 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.03.015
  • Boet S, Thompson C, Woo MY, Pugh D, Patel R, Pasupathy P et al. Interactive online learning for attending physicians in ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion. Cureus. 2017. 9(3):e1592. doi:  10.7759/cureus.1592
  • Connolly R, Woo MY, Lampron J, Perry JJ. Factors associated with delay in trauma team activation and impact on patient outcomes. CJEM. 2017; 19(S1):S58-59.
  • Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble V, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M et al. A retrospective study of pulseless electoral activity, bedside ultrasound identifies interventions during resuscitation associated with improved survival to hospital admission. A REASON Study. Resuscitation. 2017:120:103-107http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.09.008
  • Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble VE, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M, et al. Emergency department point-of-care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in –ED cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2016;109:33-39.
  • Woo MY, Hecht N, Hurley B, Stitt D, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Test Characteristics of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Posterior Ocular Pathology. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. March 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2016.03.020
  • Ritcey B, Pageau P, Woo MY, Perry JJ. Regional nerve blocks for hip and femoral neck fractures in the Emergency Department: A systematic review. CJEM. 2016 Jan 18(1):37-47. Doi:10.1017/cem.2015.75.
  • Ohle R, McIsaac SM, Woo MY, Perry JJ. Sonography of the optic nerve sheath diameter for detection of raised intracranial pressure compared to computed tomography: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Jul;34(7):1285-94. - nominated top 5 SAEM/AEUS best review article research award 2016 – New Orleans
  • Taylor M, Woo MY, Pageau P, McInnes MDF, Watterson J, et al. Ultrasonography for the prediction of urological surgical intervention in patients with renal colic. Emerg Med J. 2015: doi:10.1136/emermed-2014-204524- nominated top 5 SAEM/AEUS best retrospective research award 2016 – New Orleans
  • Alzahrani H, Woo MY, Johnson C, Pageau P, Millington S, Thiruganasambandamoorthy. Can severe aortic stenosis be identified by emergency physicians when interpreting a simplified two-view echocardiogram obtained by trained echocardiographers? Critical Ultrasound Journal. 2015: 7:5. doi:10.1186/s13089-015-0022-8
  • Woo MY, Taylor M, Atkinson P, Loubani O, Bowra J,. My patient’s got abdominal pain: identifying biliary problems. Ultrasound. 2014: 22(4); 223-228. DOI:10.1177/1742271X14546181
  • Woo MY. Psoas abscess. J. Emerg Med. 2014. 2014: 47(5); e129-e130. DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.06.035
  • Stansfield E, Woo MY, Tam R, Pugh D, McInnes M, Hamstra S. Designing a multi-disciplinary undergraduate medical school ultrasonography curriculum. University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine. 2014:4(1): 49-54. - used in Saskatchewan; Dalhousie (Halifax) development of UGME curricula
  • Fischer L, Woo MY, Wiss R, Socransky S, Lee AC, Frank JR. Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasonography: Which Competencies for Experts versus General EM practice? A National Needs Assessment Study. Can J Emerg Med. 2014: 16(2):1-15. DOI 10.2310/8000.2013.131205

Awards

  • 2018 -Dr. Adam Cwinn Excellence in Emergency Department Quality and Safety Award
  • 2008 -Award of Excellence and Innovation, Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • 2006 -Emergency Medicine Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa

Fields of Interest

  • Point-of-care Ultrasonography (POCUS)
  • Trauma
  • Education
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