DR. GEORGE MASTORAS
EMERGENCY MEDICINE BIOGRAPHY
George Mastoras (MD, FRCPC) is an Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Health Network (UHN) and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. With particular expertise in resuscitation medicine and simulation-based health professions education, Dr. Mastoras has a keen interest in optimizing Emergency Department care for critically ill patients. His academic work brings together the realms of simulation, emerging technologies, team training and quality improvement to achieve this goal. In addition to an active clinical and academic practice, Dr. Mastoras co-chairs the UHN Acute Resuscitation Committee, co-leads the ECPR working group, and is the Research/QI Lead for the EM Simulation program. He is an enthusiastic clinical teacher, mentor to numerous medical trainees, and has published and lectured nationally on a range of topics in patient safety, simulation, and resuscitation.
System design interventions
Dainty K, Meeson A, Lin S, ... Mastoras G, ... Morrison L. Development of a Canadian Collaborative Training Platform in Resuscitation Sciences. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2021-present. Collaborating investigator, national program.
Zadeh M, Tabataey A, Balari P, Gray A, Orchanian-Cheff A, Mastoras G. In situ simulation as a vehicle for quality improvement in emergency medicine: systematic review and meta-analysis. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2021-present. Principal Investigator.
Pozzobon L, Awamer A, Zadeh M, Mastoras G, Heggie J. Determining preventability of in-patient hospital code blue activations. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2021-present. Co-Principal Investigator.
Choi J, Dharamsi A, McDermid-Flabbi S, Samuda R, Fairbairn J, Somers A, Parpia C, Poechman B, Gaylord E, Mastoras G. Simulation-facilitated rapid deployment of medical tents to support ED operations during an overwhelming COVID-19 patient surge. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2021-present. Methods lead for a simulation-based QI trial to prepare surge tents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schouela N, Mastoras G, Woo M, Yang J, Grudzynski A, Lalu M, Kwok ESH. Development and implementation of an emergency department peri-intubation checklist. The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 2019-present. Co-Principal investigator, supervisor for a resident-led QI project studying the implementation of a cognitive aid to facilitate safer emergency airway management in the ED.
Mastoras G, Gray SH. Just the Facts: Mechanical Ventilation in the Emergency Department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021 Sep;23(5):601-603. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00164-1.
Mastoras G, Cheung W, Krywenky A,Addleman S, Weitzman B, Frank J. Faculty sim: implementation of an innovative, simulation-based continuing professional development curriculum for academic emergency physicians. Academic Emergency Medicine - Education & Training, 2021 July;5(3):e0559. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10559
Duggan L, Mastoras G, Bryson G. Tracheal intubation in patients with COVID-19: 5 things to know. CMAJ, 2020. 192(22):e607. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200650
Carmichael H, Mastoras G, Nolan C, Tan H, Tochkin J, Poulin C, Willmore A, Posner GD. Integration of In Situ Simulation into an Emergency Department Code Orange Exercise in a Tertiary Care Trauma Referral Center. Academic Emergency Medicine - Education & Training, 2021 June;5(2):e10485. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10485
Mastoras G, Poulin C, Norman L, Weitzman B, Pozgay A, Frank JR, Posner GD. Stress-testing the resuscitation room: Latent threats to patient safety identified during interprofessional in-situ simulation in a Canadian academic emergency department. Academic Emergency Medicine Education & Training 2020 Jul;4(3):254-261. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10422.
McDonald L, Mastoras G, Hickey M, McDonald B, Kwok E. Evaluating the potential impact of an Emergency Department extracorporeal resuscitation (ECPR) program: a health records review. CJEM 2020 June;22(3):375-378. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.472
Chaplin T, Thoma B, Petrosoniak A, … Mastoras G, … Hall A. Simulation-based research in emergency medicine in Canada: Priorities and perspectives. CJEM 2019 Sep;1-9. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.416