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Sam Vaillancourt


Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine;  Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Dr. Samuel Vaillancourt is a specialist emergency physician and trauma team leader practicing at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is currently an Associate Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is interested in the potential for data and patient-community participation to improve care integration and outcome.


He currently leads a project on developing a patient-reported outcome measure for emergency care. From 2013-2015, he was a health policy research fellow under the supervision of Andreas Laupacis and Michael Schull. He also worked as an innovation fellow at Women’s College Hospital’s Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) on the creation of an innovation incubator and the application of design thinking methodology to healthcare.

He completed his specialty training in 2013 at the University of Toronto and previously received his medical degree from McGill University. In 2012, he completed a master of public health in health policy and management at Harvard University and an internship at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Sam teaches point-of-care ultrasound in Toronto and Rwanda.


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