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Dr. Alastair Wall B.Com, MD, FRCPC, ABIM Faculty, General Internal Medicine

About Dr. Alastair Wall

Dr. Alastair Wall joined the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, in 2010.  Shortly thereafter he also becoming a member of the Department of Adult Critical Care.  In 2011, Dr. Wall earned the title Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.  Dr. Wall's path to medicine was not linear, after completing a bachelor's degree in commerce, he spent several years working in business management and film production.  Dr Wall is an alumnus of both the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and the University of Saskatchewan Internal Medicine Residency program.  He completed his fellowship in Adult Critical Care at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Wall's background in management has been very useful.  Besides providing full-time inpatient care (Internal Medicine admitting services and Adult Critic Care at both St. Paul's and Royal University Hospitals), Dr. Wall is very involved in administrative work.  He sits on the Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Adult Critical Care Executive Committees, the St. Paul's Hospital Ethics Board, and has been involved in several Quality Improvement projects over the last two years.  Finally, Dr. Wall is committed to didactic and bedside teaching in the Intensive Care Unit and on the medicine wards.  Most recently leading to The Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program Best Off Service Teacher Award in 2015.


Awards and Achievements

Emergency Medicine Off-Service Teacher of the Year

University of Saskatchewan FRCPC-EM residency Program.  Awarded by the residents to an off-service Teacher who has provided exceptional teaching.

December 2015

Joe Lee Award 

University of Manitoba Department of Critical Care.  Awarded to the fellow that best exemplifies Dr. Joe Lee’s approach to humanistic patient care

May 2010

Kolpenburg Research Award

University of Saskatchewan Department of Medicine .  Awarded to the resident who displays consistent excellence in research over the 3 years of Internal Medicine post graduate training

May 2009

Resident Research Award

University of Saskatchewan Department of Medicine .  Obesity and Outcomes in the ICU; Waist Circumference and Waist to Height Ratio, a prospective cohort study.

May 2009

Dr. David Cotton Professionalism Award 

University of Saskatchewan Department of Medicine.  Awarded by faculty to the junior resident who best displays the qualities of professionalism, altruism, accountability, commitment to excellence, duty, integrity and respect for patients and colleagues 

May 2008

Resident Research Award Quality Assurance 

University of Saskatchewan Department of Medicine.  Lab Investigations, Concordance Between Ordering and Completion

May 2008

Chief Resident, Administrative

University of Saskatchewan Department of Medicine

2008-2009

Cohort Representative 

University of Saskatchewan Department of Medicine.  Representative to the Residency Training Committee 

2006-2009

Resident Research Award Case Presentations 

University of Saskatchewan Department of Medicine.  Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, The Effusion with No-Name

May 2007

Dr. Hugh McLean Medal in Surgery

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine.  Awarded to the student showing the highest proficiency in surgery

June 2006

Spirit of the Class 

Graduating Class of 2006

June 2006

Representative 

MD Class of 2006

2003-2006

Selected Publications

Publications
  • S Wardell, A Wall, R Bryce, JA Gjevre, K Laframboise, JK Reid. The Association Between Obesity and Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients.. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2015 22(1)
  • Robert E. Hall, Jeff R. Plant, Colin J. Bands, Alastair R. Wall, Jian Kang, Christine A. Hall. Human Patient Simulation Is Effective for Teaching Paramedic Students Endotrachial Intubation. Acad Emerg Med 2005 12(9).

Presentations

  • Obesity and Outcomes in the ICU; Waist Circumference and Waist to Height Ratio, a prospective cohort study. Canadian Critical Care Forum.  Toronto Ontario, Poster presentation,November, 2010.
  • Lab Investigations, Concordance Between Ordering and Completion. Rocky Mountain Conference of General Internal Medicine/ ACP, Podium Presentation. November 2008.