Presented on November 19, 2022
Trevor Jain, Emergency Physician
Dr. Jain grew up in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia where he received his BSc from Acadia University in 1993. During this time, he worked part time as a commercial pilot. While still in high school Dr. Jain joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry soldier. He continued his studies in Halifax where he obtained his MD from Dalhousie Medical School. During medical school he was seconded by the military for the Swiss Air Disaster to design, set up and run the morgue as the pathology operations officer. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada for his efforts by the Governor General in 1999. He attended Ottawa University where he completed family medicine residency and joined the Royal Canadian Medical Service branch in 2001. He also completed emergency medicine training at Queens University. Dr Jain deployed to multiple austere locations providing medical support to both armed conflicts and humanitarian operations. These experiences led him to developing a keen interest in Disaster medicine. He completed his dive medicine and flight surgeon qualification during his full time service with the army. He recently returned from northern Iraq as a trauma team leader. He was admitted to the Order of Military Merit Officer level by the Governor General, one of five being appointed for 2018. He was appointment the Disaster Medicine Consultant for the Province of Prince Edward Island where he was a key leader in their initial response. He received the LCol John McCrae Memorial Medal from the Canadian Medical Association for exceptional leadership and clinical expertise in the civilian and military environment. He also received the inaugural Doug Denis Public Service award for community service from the Province of PEI. He holds subspecialty in Disaster Medicine and currently is completing his PhD in this area. He has taught Disaster medicine in Canada as well as Europe and is the Program director for the BSc in Paramedicie Program at UPEI. He is the regular contributor to CBC news on “Talk with the Doc” and CTV News Atlantic and CBC National.