Division of Emergency Medicine

Andrew Healey


Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

Director of Emergency Targeted Sonography, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Emergency Physician, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton


Education and Professional Standing

  • FRCPC, Critical Care Medicine, McMaster University, 2010
  • FRCPC, Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, 2009
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical and Cardiac Sonography, ARDMS, 2010
  • MD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2004
  • BSc (Hons), Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, 2000

Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Healey’s research interests are in diagnostic testing evaluation and quality assurance.  New or novel diagnostic test, such as ocular nerve sheath sonography for elevated ICP, or the performance of previously established diagnostic tests in new uses.  Building an evidence base and toolkit for competency based education in targeted sonography is also an interest of his.

Several projects are currently available for residents:

  • Interpretation of CT Head
  • Learning curve for ultrasound modalities
  • Aggressive quality assurance in emergency targeted sonography
  • Validation of Objective Structured Assessments of Technical Skills for ultrasound

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Books and Contributions to Books

  1. Healey A, Huang L (2010).  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Manual of Pediatric Intensive Care.  BC Decker, Hamilton, ON.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Healey A, Sherbino J, Fan J, Mensour M, Upadhye S, Wasi P.  Low-fidelity simulationcurriculum addresses needs identified by faculty and improves the comfort level of internal medicine resident physicians with in-hospital resuscitation.  Crit Care Med 2010, 38(9):1899-1903.
  2. Healey A, Mensour M.  CJEM Journal Club: Analgesia in Undifferentiated Abdominal Pain – Is it Safe?  CJEM 2006; 9(2):114-117.
  3. Healey A, Renouf T.  Diagnostic Challenge: Something’s not right.  CJEM 2005; 7:283, 286.

Peer Reviewed Journal Abstracts

  1. Healey A, Upadhye S, Pardhan A.  Emergency Physicians are ready to implement early goal- directed therapy for sepsis in an academic tertiary care emergency department setting.  International Conference of Emergency Medicine and Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference, June 2006.
  2. Healey A, Sherbino J, Fan J, Mensour M, Upadhye S, Wasi P.  A needs assessment to determine the essential elements of in-hospital resuscitation knowledge and skills for resident physicians. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference, June 2009, in press.
  3. Healey A, Sherbino J, Fan J, Mensour M, Upadhye S, Wasi P.  A curriculum evaluation of a low-fidelity simulation course on in-hospital resuscitation for resident physicians.  Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference, June 2009.
  4. Stuckless S, Hodgkinson K, Norman M, Healey A, Whalen AM, Thierfelder L, Dicks E. Bassett A, Parfrey P, Connors S.  The phenotypic expression of poor-R wave progression on ECG in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy linked to 3p25.  American Society of Human Genetics, 2003 Annual Meeting.

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Healey A, Mensour M, Marshall T.  Safety first - sedate and shock [letter].  CJEM 2009; 11(2):123.
  2. Healey A (2001).  The loss of a friend.  CMAJ 165:455-456.