Division of Emergency Medicine

Karen Schiff


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






Education and Professional Standing

  • Emergency Physician, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, 2010–Present
  • Assistant Program Director, RCPSC Training Program in Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, 2011–Present
  • FRCPC Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, 2010
  • MD, University of Ottawa, 2005
  • BSc(H), Psychology, University of Western Ontario, 2000

Academic and Clinical Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Clinical Forensic Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Sherbino J, Chan T, Schiff K. The reverse classroom: lectures on your own and homework with faculty. CJEM. 2013 May 1;15(3):178-80.
  2. Upadhye S, Schiff K. Acute aortic dissection in the emergency department: diagnostic challenges and evidence-based management. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 May;30(2):307-27, viii.