Division of Emergency Medicine

Brendon Trotter


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






Education and Professional Standing

  • Emergency Physician, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
  • Emergency Physician, Trillium Health Partners
  • FRCPC, Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, 2013
  • RDMS (Abdominal), McMaster University, 2011
  • MD, University of Calgary, 2008
  • BSc, University of British Columbia, 2003

Academic (or Research or Clinical) Interests

Dr. Trotter has completed a subspecialty fellowship in Point-of-Care Sonography (PoCUS) within the McMaster Emergency Medicine program. Since completing his residency, he has been heavily involved in both the resident and fellowship-level PoCUS programs. Currently he is the physician lead for the core residency PoCUS training program.

Ongoing research interests include validation of PoCUS use in the ED in early pregnancy patients, and the development of a clinical decision tool designed to help clinicians taking care of critically ill elderly patients make informed choices regarding the initiation of mechanical ventilation in the ED.

Selected Publications

Chan T, Sennik S, Trotter B, Zaki A. Studying with the Cloud. Can J Emerg Med. 2015 Apr 1;17(2):192-195.

Chan T, Trotter B, Sennik S, Langmann C, Worster A, Welsford M. Emergency Physician Satisfaction and Accuracy of Paramedic Handover Information: A pilot study. The Winnower 2:e142049.94873 (2015).