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Our Subspecialty Trainees


Dr. Laurel Murphy, Dr. Edmund Tan, and Dr. Emily Rowsell graduated from our Royal College Adult Critical Care Subspecialty Program this June 2017. All three have secured positions in their field: Dr. Murphy has joined our QEII Health Sciences Centre team practicing in both emergency medicine and critical care, Dr. Tan is another QEII recruit splitting his time between anesthesia and critical care, and Dr. Rowsell has returned home to Newfoundland where she is practicing general surgery and critical care. We are exceptionally proud of all their accomplishments and wish them all the best! 


Dr. Jack Rasmussen comes to Critical Care from Plastic Surgery. Although generally known for his excellent professionalism, procedural skill, and bedside manner, Jack's specific clinical focus is burn care, and his training includes several months' external elective in regional burn centres.

Dr. Kevin Klassen arrives in Critical Care with past experience in both paramedicine and internal medicine. Kevin's training ranges from coast to coast; although orginally from British Columbia, he is completing his subspecialty as return-of-service position for Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Dr. Marko Balan is a recently-graduated internist who brings leadership experience as a past chief resident to our ICUs. Although still an early-career trainee, he has piloted systems-improvements in both point-of-care ultrasound education and each of his residency programs. 

Dr. Abdulelah Akkam is the Department of Critical Care's first international fellow. He hails from Riyadh, KSA and joins us to combine his history as a trauma surgeon with a growing interest in medical education and developing a regional training program back home.

Our Alumni

Graduate Current Practice Location
Marion Cornish Internal Medicine/Critical Care Kentville, N.S.
Paul Yaffe General Surgery/Critical Care Kentiville, N.S.
Tom Kuca Anesthesia/Critical Care Saskatoon, S.K.
Alfin Mukhi Surgery Alberta
Chris Hinkewich Anesthesia/Critical Care Waterloo, ONT
Osama Loubani Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Halifax, N.S.
Babar Haroon Internal Medicine/Critical Care Halifax, N.S.
Sarah McMullen Critical Care Halifax, N.S.
Stewart Wright Anesthesia Halifax, N.S.