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For the Record – Oct. 21, 2021

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Membership of Headship Review Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine

David Messenger’s first term as Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine will end on June 30, 2022, and Dr. Messenger has indicated that he is willing to be considered for reappointment. In accordance with the Modified Reappointment Process for Heads of Clinical Departments which was approved by Senate on Sept. 28, 1995 and last revised in July 2001, a Joint Committee has been established to provide advice to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) of Queen’s University and the Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre on the reappointment of Dr. Messenger and the present state and future prospects of the Department. The membership of the Committee will include:

  • Karen Graham, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Stephen Archer, Head, Department of Medicine
  • Mike McDonald, Chief Nursing Executive and EVP Patient Care and Community Partners, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  • Janice O’Leary, FRCPC Resident, Queen’s University
  • (1), CCFP-EM Resident, Queen’s University
  • Jane Philpott (co-chair) Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Michael Fitzpatrick (co-chair) Chief of Staff & Executive Vice President Medical and Academic Affairs, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  • Connie Wighton, Secretary, Faculty of Health Sciences

At this time, faculty, staff, students, residents, and all other members of the hospital and university communities, are invited to submit their comments, in writing, on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Emergency Medicine and your degree of support for the reappointment of Dr. Messenger as Head. Written submissions are to be directed to the chair c/o wightonc@queensu.ca.

While submissions will be accepted throughout the reappointment process, it will be advantageous for the committee to have them early on. Responses received will remain confidential and will be shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.