LITFL Authors

We are Australasian emergency and critical care physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals exploring the changing world of eLearning, emergency medicine, critical care and toxicology through clinical cases, fictionalized anecdotes and medical satire.

Many people have contributed to this website and we are thankful to them all for their hard work.

Rick Abbott (aka American ER doc gone walkabout ) has been an ER Doc since 1973 and has bad wanderlust.

Emergency Physician (FACEM). Advanced emergency ultrasound fellow at the Sonocave, Perth, Western Australia

Norn Irish Australian Emergency Physician. Secretly likes admin but is too embarrassed to admit it  | @peterallely |

Studied at Univerisity of Cambridge - BA MB BChir. British doctor working in emergency medicine in Perth, Australia. Special interests include primary care and emergency medicine.

Emergency physician with a love of paediatric emergency medicine. Supporter of #FOAMed

Michael Bogseth, MD. Ultrasound Fellow in Emergency Medicine. American Board of Emergency Medicine Diplomate | @mbogs001 | LinkedIn |

Lowri Bowen. Mwynhau fy mhrofiad Awstralia, ond rwyf yn caru cymru yn fwy  | LinkedIn |

Aussie emergency physician and ultrasound tragic based in Sydney. Hobbies include being bossed around by his small yet opinionated daughter

Emergency physician and keen follower of #FOAMed | @KristinJBoyle | LinkedIn

Specialist Emergency Physician from Ireland currently based in Tasmania, Australia

Prof Fraser Brims Curtin Medical School, acute and respiratory medicine specialist, immediate care in sport doc, ex-Royal Navy, academic| Top 100 CXR | Google Scholar |

Brindley PG, MD FRCPC; Department of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and the Dosseter Ethics Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada | @docpgb |

Emergency Physician in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine in Sydney, Australia. He has a passion for ECG interpretation and medical education | ECG Library |

MBBS (UWA) Emergency Medicine Trainee, educationalist, and ultrasound enthusiast. Currently based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia | Top 200 Drugs | De-eponymificationTwitter

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

Dr Tom Cassidy MBBS FACEM. Emergency physician, Perth Australia. Father of two humans and whimsical lyricist. Special skills: relocating ECGs, reading toxidromes and interpreting dislocations | @tgpcassidyLinkedIn |

Dr Albert Chan MBBS, FHKCA, FHKAM (Anaesthesiologist), FANZCA is Associate Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Prince of Wales Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor (Honorary), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong | @gaseousXchange |

Studied at University of Leeds-MBChB and Microbiology in Relation to Medicine BSc. British doctor currently working in Emergency Medicine in Perth, Australia.

Russian Emergency Physician | FOAMed.RU

Emergency Physician, FACEM. Visual & kinaesthetic learner. Multi-modal teacher. Occasional filmmaker. | @drdeannechiu |

UK trained junior doctor working in Emergency Medicine in Perth, Western Australia

General Surgery Registrar based in Perth, Western Australia. Special interests in rural and Indigenous health.

Dr Mark Corden BSc, MBBS, FRACP. Paediatric Emergency Physician working in Northern Hospital, Melbourne. Loves medical history and trivia...and assumes everyone around him feels the same...| LinkedIn |

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center | @TraumaMPH |

English doctor, Southamptom graduate BM BS, training in emergency medicine in Perth, Australia

Dr Andrew Davies MBBS FRACP FCIC. Intensivist/researcher at Frankston Hospital, Melbourne. Aiming to bring my best self to work & life. | Mastering Intensive Care | New Normal project |

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London  | Don't Forget The Bubbles |

MB BCh. UK Doctor working in Emergency medicine in Perth, Australia.

Jo is an emergency medicine specialist based on the Sunshine Coast. He has qualifications in high fidelity simulation, aeromedical retrieval and point of care ultrasound, and a special interest in educational videography | @FlippEM |

Emergency physician FACEM, Melbourne Australia

Laura is an Associate Professor and cardiothoracic anesthesiologist at the University of British Columbia, a Canadian Royal College examiner, an Editor for the journal Anaesthesia, and proud of her pediatric emergency medicine roots. For her, the finest areas of medicine are those simultaneously “owned” by various specialties and professions; resuscitation, airway management, echocardiography and communication in crisis. Her area of inquiry is airway management; particularly observational studies looking at what we actually do in high-risk clinical situations. When not immersed clinical care, she can be found with at least one animal. Very proud of her ever-expanding network of collaborating colleagues in various acute care specialties and countries; cocktails are sometimes involved. Her family truly is her rock.

Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton, OAM, is an Emergency Physician with a passion for patient and community advocacy. She is a Professor at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University and National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University.  She has led and participated in a number of multi-site clinical trials and clinical research projects, with an emphasis on focused on pragmatic, patient-centered research, to influence practice. She has received numerous research grants including NHMRC and VicHealth. She is chair of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Public Health Committee and has led an international project to highlight and reduce the harmful effects of alcohol. She is a member of the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and other Drugs (ANACAD) providing policy advice to the Commonwealth Government. As a supporter of #FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) she believes in the use of social media as an education, research and advocacy tool.

Emergency physician and medical illustrator with no functioning smartphone or understanding of Twittles, Bookface or Instagran - greatly restricting his ability to do anything useful | @ercleve | LinkedIn |

Māori doctor passionate about sport & exercise medicine. #FOAMed evangelist | @taneeunson | LinkedIn

British doctor currently working in emergency medicine in Perth, WA. Has an interest in general practice and medical education

Specialist Intensive Care Physician working at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne. Interests: Shoulder Dislocations, Pain Management, End-of-life care, Organ Donation and ECGs | Linkedin |

Oliver Flower, staff specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney | CODA |

Emergency physician with interest in education and knowledge translation. #FOAMed Fan | @jdfried |

Dr Dean Fulford, reformed orthopaedic surgeon now Anaesthetics trainee | @footydeanoLinkedIn |

ED registrar with lots of interests- the usual- sport, music and wine

Michael A. Gibbs, MD, FACEP, FAAEM. Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center & Levine Children’s Hospital | EMGuidewire |

Resident medical officer in emergency medicine MB ChB (Uni. Dundee)  MRCS Ed. Avid traveller, yoga teacher, polylinguist with a passion for discovering cultures.

Emergency nurse with ultra-keen interest in the realms of toxicology, sepsis, eLearning and the management of critical care in the Emergency Department | LinkedIn |

Molecular microbiologist, Post-Doc in infectious diseases research . Research focus on ESBL and carbapenemases. Current UWA Medical student | @CdrHBiscuitIII | LinkedIn |

Medical Registrar fascinated by the quirky history of medicine and those crazy microbes.

Chelsea Harris MD, MS. General Surgery resident at the University of Maryland. Involved in multiple Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives at both the local and national levels | @CAHarrisMD | Website |

Emergency physician with interests in wilderness and prehospital medicine. Medical Director of the Texas State Aquarium, Padre Island National Seashore, Robstown EMS, and Code 3 ER | EBM gone Wild | @EBMGoneWild |

Dr Tamishta Hensman is an Intensive Care Registrar at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia. She is founding member and co-chair of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) Online Education Program, Victorian CICM Trainee Representative and the IT Coordinator for the Women in Intensive Care Medicine Network (WIN).  Portuguese water dogs, croissants and skin care are her other topics of interest.

Lewis is a fourth-year medical student at UWA. He is currently interested in critical care medicine

Dr Josh Howard - wannabe future orthopod, finding myself in Australia | LinkedIn

Dr David Hudson MBBS, BSc (Health Science). General Surgical trainee with a passion for research and education.

Emergency Medicine Physician, #FOAMed advocate and self confessed rugby tragic | @JohnnyIliff | LinkedIn

Tá gaeilge agam. Irish doc, ED FACEM in Oz. Into trauma, resus, cardio & tox! Chase gaelic footballs, dive, hike, run & rock in spare time! | @unanici |

Critical care physician and health services researcher bringing the tools of social science and outcomes research to improve the care of patients with critical illnesses. I practice as an intensivist at the University of Michigan’s and the Ann Arbor VA's Critical Care Medicine units, where we work to bring the latest science and the best of clinical practice to patients  | iwashyna-lab  | @iwashyna |

emergency physician keen on medical education and cycling

UK Doctor currently working in the emergency medicine department at SCGH in Perth. Graduated from Leeds University with MBCHb and BSc in microbiology in relation to medicine. Special interests in emergency medicine, critical care and anaesthetics

Emergency physician. Lives for teaching and loves clinical work, but with social media, she is like the syndromic cousin in the corner who gets brought out and patted on the head once in a while | Literary Medicine | @eleytherius | Website |

British doctor, working in Perth. Studied at Leeds University, graduated with an MBChB and BSc in Microbiology. Interests include netball and critical care.

Dr Zach Joseph Orthopaedic Service Registrar, Western Australia | LinkedIn |

British doctor working in Emergency Department and exploring Western Australia

Simran Kaur Matta, MD is a US-based Critical Care Physician with a passion for physics, mechanical ventilators and POCUS. She believes that ‘proning saves lives’

Emergency Medicine Trainee based in Perth, Western Australia. A wise man once told me "just work...harder"

 

Emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at the SUNY Upstate Medical University and the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, New York | Tox Flashcards | @EM_Pearls |

Emergency Medicine Specialist MBChB FRCEM FACEM. Medical Education, Cardiology and Web Based Resources | @jjlarkin78 | LinkedIn |

British doctor currently working in Perth, Australia.  Interests include psychiatry and paediatrics

Marjorie Lazoff, MD FACP. Board certified internist with clinical background in academic emergency medicine, currently the founder of The Healing Red Pen, an editorial consulting company. Dr Lazoff is a full-time editor and strong supporter of FOAMed.

UK trained doctor currently working in Emergency Medicine in Perth, Western Australia.

Emergency Physician living in Melbourne. Part time amateur restaurant goer, full time dad. Big believer in medical education... for myself as well as others

Dr Michael Leith is an Emergency Doctor at a tertiary hospital in Perth, Western Australia.| LinkedIn |

Dr Neil Long BMBS FACEM FRCEM FRCPC. Emergency Physician at Burnaby Hospital in Vancouver. Loves the misery of alpine climbing and working in austere environments. Supporter of FOAMed, toxicology, tropical medicine, sim and ultrasound

Studied at University of Birmingham MBChB, and King's College London BSc (Psychology). British doctor working in Emergency Medicine, Perth. Special interests include elderly care, neurology and emergency medicine.

Dr Doug Lynch MA MBBS MPHTM. Critical Carer. Pathological Polymath. Medical Journeyman. Idealist. Feminist. Father. Friend. Melbourne | @TheTopEnd | JellyBeans | Enquiring Minds |

A Dubliner living in Sydney. Critical care (ED, ICU) and motor sport physician. FOAMed knowmad. Podcaster, 3D printing tinker and digital reality journeyman. Bassist and drummer. Cyclist. | @rollcagemedic | Website |

Dr Ben Mackenzie emergency medicine trainee | LinkedIn |

Dr Callum MacLean MBChB. | LinkedIn |

Stuart is a practicing anaesthetist, simulation educator and researcher with interests in Patient Safety and Human Factors / Ergonomics. He is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Medical Education, at the University of Melbourne and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, at Monash University.

His research includes investigation of the effects of cognitive aids (checklists and algorithms) on team functioning during emergencies and on simulation as an educational technique to teach patient safety and improve patient and health worker outcomes. He has been involved in the development of several innovative patient safety courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and has been closely associated with the Masters of Perioperative Medicine for which he co-supervises a unit on Human Factors and Patient Safety (POM5005). He also convenes the clinical Human Factors Short Course (https://www.clinicalhumanfactors.org.au)

Stuart is also the convenor of the 9th International Clinical Skills Conference in Prato, Italy in 2021 and Founding director of the charity that runs the conference: The International Clinical Skills Foundation Inc.

He is a member of the International Advisory Panel for 'Anaesthesia' Journal editorial board and Associate editor for the European Society for Simulation (SESAM) 'Advances in Simulation' journal

Dr Tim Martin MBBS BSc Emergency medicine trainee with an interest in paediatrics  | LinkedIn |

MBChB, MEmergHlth, FACEM. Kiwi emergency physician working in tropical Far North Queensland. Work interests include little people and making things happen faster and better. Outside work I'm a lifetime wonderer, devoted festival attendee, recurrent toddler wrangler and occasional body builder

Dr Ronan McKenna, MB BCh BAO at National University of Ireland Galway. Living in Australia with  plans for a future in Emergency Medicine. A keen interest in Medical History, Wilderness Medicine and Sport.

Studied Physiological Sciences BA (Hons), followed by Medicine at the University of Oxford BM BCh. British doctor currently working in emergency medicine in Perth, Australia. Special interests include acute internal medicine and emergency medicine.

Community emergency physician with a passion for education, evidence based medicine, and life, working in the Greater Toronto Area (that’s in Canada) | @First10EM | Website |

Emergency medicine registrar with a passion for medical education. Director of MedVault, convener of the EDIT course and pursing his interest in prehospital medicine.

GP trainee in the UK after three years of Emergency Medicine in Brisbane and Perth. Fascinated by the history of medicine.

Assoc Prof Emergency Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital | LinkedIn |

Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health and Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

| INTENSIVE | RAGE | Resuscitology | SMACC

GP working in Broome in the NW of Western Australia. I work as a hospital DMO (District Medical Officer) doing Emergency, Anaesthestics, some Obstetrics and a lot of miscellaneous primary care | @broomedocs | BroomeDocs |

Emergency Physician FACEM PhD (ANU), International Research in Toxicology and Medical Education | @trainthetrainer |

Intensivist and Donation Medical Specialist, Australia  | @NudratRashid |

Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical Center interested in progressive treatment of substance abuse patients in the emergency department. Night shift stimulant expert (espresso)

An Emergency physician based in Perth, Western Australia. Professionally my passion lies in integrating advanced diagnostic and procedural ultrasound into clinical assessment and management of the undifferentiated patient. Sharing hard fought knowledge with innovative educational techniques to ensure knowledge translation and dissemination is my goal. Family, wild coastlines, native forests, and tinkering in the shed fills the rest of my contented time. | SonoCPDUltrasound library | Top 100 | @thesonocave |

Pre-med student at University of Western Australia studying medical sciences. Interests in medical history and orthopaedics

U.K trained doctor currently working in ED in Perth my interests include all things acute medicine.

Dr. Laura K. Rock is a Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is faculty for the Center for Medical Simulation and a VitalTalk instructor. She believes the human connection is the pith to a functioning team, patient safety, and what brings the fun into our daily work. Laura strives for curiosity, respect and the spiciness of a great debrief to encourage difficult conversations and promote learning. She conducts research on interprofessional team debriefing and patient safety and runs training programs for effective and empathic communication; unit culture and how it affects teamwork, the patient experience, and clinician well-being; managing conflict at the bedside; and providing feedback that improves performance. Her most pressing personal challenge is implementing family debriefs to promote sanity and cohesion during COVID-19.

Physician in training. German translator and lover of medical history.

FACEM Clinical Toxicology Fellow and Emergency Medicine Physician at Austin Health, Melbourne  | LinkedIn |

Emergency physician with a passion for Wilderness Medicine, emergency ultrasound, echocardiography and health management. Working with adventure companies to provide medical assistance in extreme and remote areas | @Rothy001 | LinkedIn |

Dr Chloe Roy MBChB, BMed Sci (hons). Surgeon in the making | LinkedIn |

Senior Consultant Anesthesiologist, Traumemanager and PHEM doctor. Dedicated to trauma resuscitation, prehospital care and airway management. Barometerbarn | @SorenRudolph |

Peruvian Emergency medicine and Family Physician, living and working in Spain. Reformed English teacher and developing artist  | SketchbookMD | Twitter |

Physicianly type with neurological leanings... | LinkedIn |

Emergency Physician. Basic science in clinical context educator | LinkedIn |

Graduated from Southampton Medical School in 2017 with BMBS. Working in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Emergency Department in Perth, Australia.

Resident Medical Officer currently working in Emergency Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Pianist and avid Golfer  | LinkedIn |

Director of Emergency Medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Chair of the Emergency Medicine Network for the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Interests include workforce redesign and changing hospital culture | @claski |

Doctor at Cairns Base Hospital. ECG enthusiast and aspiring cardiologist. Loves SCUBA diving and explaining dive physiology to unfortunate medical students

Resident, Prince of Wales Hospital. Currently undertaking PhD in education in Ophthalmology

Emergency Physician working in Western Australia. Areas of interest include ultrasound, sports injury and the eternal failures of Plymouth Argyle.

Emergency Medicine trainee. Interests in ophthalmology, critical care and clinical research.

Graduated from Cardiff Medical School in 2017 with MBBCh and BSc in Psychology and Medicine. Currently working as a doctor in the emergency department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia.

Dr Ian Summers is an Emergency Physician and Educator and Director of Simulation at Monash Health. He has been Director of Emergency Training at St Vincent’s and helped recruit and set up the emergency team at Casey Hospital as its initial deputy director. You can find him out wandering through the bush with his family, taking photographs of sunsets or wildlife.

New Jersey Emergency Physician with academic focus on resident education and critical care in the ED. Strong supporter of FOAMed and its role in cutting down knowledge translation | @EMSwami |

EM doctor, in-situ sim fan, junior researcher, music lover, budding photographer. Eternally itchy feet. CESR Trainee and Teaching Fellow, Royal Derby Hospital | @andrewtabner |

Dr Mariam Tokhi is a General Practitioner in Melbourne, Australia | @mariamtokhi |

Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist who thinks that life exists outside Emergency Departments and that there is a wide and wonderful world outside the web.

Psychiatrist in the making

Emergency Medicine Physician at Bridgeport Hospital. Devoted student of emergency electrocardiography and echocardiography. Plus all the other stuff | @BrooksWalsh | LinkedIn |

British doctor (BMBS) training in Emergency Medicine in Perth, Australia.

MB BCh BAO Junior Doctor working in Emergency Medicine.

Internist at the Medical University of Vienna and founder of Medmastery. Master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright student. Passionate about teaching. | Twitter |

Emergency Physician, FACEM. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital |@JmsWntn | Linkedin

Intensivist in Wellington, New Zealand. Started out in ED, but now feels physically ill whenever he steps foot on the front line. Clinical researcher, kite-surfer  | @DogICUma |

Doctor in Australia. Keen interest in internal medicine, medical education, and medical history.

Jenny Zhao MD is an Emergency Medicine Physician at Montefiore Health System | @jz_comics | Instagram |