Jason Emsley, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Physician

Department of Emergency Medicine
QEII Health Sciences Centre

Email: jemsley@dal.ca
Phone: 902-470-8832
Mailing Address:
1796 Summer Street
Suite 355, Halifax Infirmary Site
Halifax, NS  B3H 3A7

FRCPC (Dalhousie University)
MD (Dalhousie University)
PhD - Anatomy & Neuro Biology/Science (Dalhousie University)
MSc (Dalhousie University)
BSc (University of Alberta)

Jason Emsley is a Staff Emergency Physician at the QEII and at the IWK, where he is also a Pediatric Trauma Team Leader. He received his MD from Dalhousie University and is a graduate of the FRCPC residency program with a subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie. He completed a BSc at the University of Alberta, and received his MSc and PhD in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University. He is a former postdoctoral fellow and instructor at Harvard Medical School (Boston Children’s Hospital/MGH/Harvard Stem Cell Institute). Jason’s biomedical research interest focuses on central nervous system development and how our understanding of neural development can be applied to repairing the adult CNS in trauma or various neurodegenerative disorders. He continues to work with lab colleagues on genes involved in repairing complex cortical circuitry. Jason’s clinical interests include pediatric trauma, sepsis, and departmental flow, as well as improving management of medical emergencies in psychiatric facilities. 

Selected Publications:
Emsley JG and Hung OR. A “VL Tube” for endotracheal intubation using video laryngoscopy. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 63: 1-2.

Galazo M, Emsley JG, and Macklis JD. (2016) Corticothalamic projection neuron development beyond subtype specification: Fog2 and intersectional controls regulate intraclass neuronal diversity. Neuron. 91: 90-106.

Emsley JG, Rahey S, Sadler RM, and Schmidt MH. Widespread symmetrical subcortical band heterotopia. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 2011;38:758-759.

Steele, A.*, Emsley, J,G.*, Ozdinler, P.H., Lindquist, S.#, and Macklis, J.D.# (2006)  Prion protein (PrPc) positively regulates neural precursor proliferation during developmental and adult mammalian neurogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103: 3416-3421. *Co-first authors; #co-senior authors.  Also see NewsFocus (Science 311: 1091).