The Queen’s University Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation is the first training program in North America to offer Fellowship Training to physicians who want to focus on Resuscitation Medicine.

Established in 2008, the program brings together doctors from different backgrounds to advance their understanding of resuscitation medicine, crisis leadership, research and education. Graduates of the fellowship program will lead the advancement of resuscitation medicine as a future subspecialty.

Program Options


This flexible Fellowship is designed to meet the needs of learners with a range of backgrounds and goals. Learners may participate as residents, as clinical fellows, or as research fellows. Participants may tailor the program, but there are typically three options:


Academic Program


Fellows in the Academic Program attend the weekly education sessions from July to October and January to June. Fellows are required to complete an academic project between January and June. This program does not involve patient care.


Successful candidates will receive a Certificate in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University. Physicians currently working in a clinical area with significant resuscitation activity may complete the academic program and apply for credit of their clinical work to receive a Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University.


One-Year Clinical Program


Fellows in the Clinical Fellowship program divide their time equally between Fellowship activities and clinical activities in their base specialty. They are required to attend the education sessions held weekly from July to December and participate in the Kingston General Hospital’s rapid response team, trauma team, and cardiac arrest team. They must also teach resuscitation skills to a wide range of learners. Fellows who are enrolled in a residency program will have clinical rotations in Critical Care and ECHO and are required to complete an academic project.


This program is particularly appropriate for residents in their fourth year of an emergency medicine program or their first year after successful completion of residency training in Emergency Medicine. Successful candidates will receive their Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University.


Two-Year Clinical Program


Learners with an interest in more advanced academic development participate in the program for two years, with the majority of the second year being spent on a research or educational project. Successful candidates will publish their project and will receive their Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University.


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For more information about the program please contact Dr. Adam Szulewski.

For information about the application process please contact Mary Lee.

Meet The Fellows

Areej Alwakeel

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

After Graduation from medical school it was my passion to deal with emerge patients and to do the best to save lives. So I did my residency in Emergency Medicine in Saudi Arabia and during my residency I started teaching life support courses.I got the Saudi Board and the Arab Board in Emergency Medicine by 2014. I was involved in teaching residents.

My goal of joining the Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellowship Program is to be a leader in resuscitation and to pass my knowledge and skills to junior colleagues, also to do research, which will enrich this unique field.

I am married with two adorable kids.

Julie Kim

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Julie is currently a 4th year emergency resident in the university of Ottawa FRCP EM program, but is excited to spend this year in Kingston pursuing her subspecialty fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation.

She completed an honours B.Sc in Biology at McMaster prior to obtaining an M.Sc in Immunology at the University of Toronto, and her medical degree from the University of Calgary.

While originally interested in critical care medicine, her love for the varied presentations and applications of emergency medicine led her to train in Ottawa and now Kingston. She hopes to be able to integrate the clinical, teaching and leadership skills from the KRI into her practice of emergency medicine and into medical education for other learners.

In her free time, the younger and sporty side of Julie tries to be outdoors swimming, cycling, running and competing in triathlons. The nerdier side of her makes terrariums at home, and enjoys arts and crafts.

Lauren Lacroix

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Lauren Lacroix is a 4th year resident in Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She grew up in Barrie, ON and completed her BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa in 2008. She obtained her medical degree from Queen's University in 2013.

Her academic interests include simulation, resuscitation, toxicology and medical education.

In her spare time she enjoys travel, playing outside with her Aussie Shepherd/Border Collie, reading, experimenting in the kitchen and patio beers with friends.

Troy Neufeld

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Troy Neufeld is proud of the experience that he brings to this fellowship from his 23 year career in the Canadian Armed Forces. With extensive tactical and leadership experience as an Infantry Officer and then as a Military Doctor, he is now retiring from the military and is focused on consolidating his medical career in resuscitation medicine and teaching.

He has three amazing daughters and a wife whom he absolutely adores. They reside north of Kingston and in their spare time manage a small homestead complete with a family milk cow, ducks, geese, and a large garden.

Aaron Ruberto

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Aaron Ruberto is a 4th year resident in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. Aaron was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he completed both his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology at Lakehead University and his Medical Degree at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

His academic interests include resuscitation, critical care, trauma and public health. He is currently working on research pertaining to the treatment of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in the emergency department as well as ER and ICU influenza preparedness. Aaron currently acts as chief resident of trauma medicine at Queen’s/KGH and in his spare time works as an ACLS and PALS instructor.

Aaron feels that the Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellowship offers an excellent mixture of in depth teaching and exposure to critical care, trauma, and emergency medicine with a focus on developing leadership skills. It seemed like a perfect fit for his interests and he is looking forward to a great year ahead.

When he is not in the hospital, Aaron enjoys traveling, hiking, bike riding, and relaxing on his patio. If there's snow on the ground, you'll find him tumbling down the hill on his skis!

Heather White

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Heather White is a 4th year emergency medicine resident at Queen’s University. Born and raised in Calgary, she left the west to pursue a BSc in Kinesiology from Western University before coming to Queen’s for both medical school and residency. She could not be more excited to spend a year completing the Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellowship through KRI. A dedicated year focused on acute care, trauma, resuscitation and medical education/simulation was exactly what she was looking for.

Heather’s other academic interests include point of care ultrasound and wilderness medicine. She will also be working towards completing her Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) designation through the Wilderness Medicine Society this year. She cannot wait to put her love of resuscitation and wilderness medicine into practice one day - hopefully on the ski hill.

Outside of medicine, Heather is an avid squash player, skier and cyclist. She is going to attempt to complete her first triathlon this summer.

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