Samuel Vaillancourt, MD
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Emergency Medicine – Trauma Team Leader
St. Michael’s Hospital
University of Toronto
AREA OF RESEARCH
Dr. Samuel Vaillancourt is a specialist emergency physician and trauma team leader practicing at St. Michael’s Hospital, part of Unity Health Toronto. He is currently an Associate Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and serves as director of quality improvement for the Department of Emergency Medicine.
He completed his specialty training in 2013 at the University of Toronto and previously received his medical degree from McGill University. In 2012, he obtained a Master of Public Health in health policy and management at Harvard University and an interned at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
He is interested in the potential for data and patient-community participation to improve care integration and outcome. He has led the development and validation of a patient-reported outcome measure for emergency care (PROM-ED.org). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network. He also holds a position as Clinical Quality Specialist with the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and consults with Canadian Blood services on a national initiative to improve identification and referral for organ donation.