College of Medicine


Mark was raised in southern SK and obtained his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He pursued Family Medicine training in Edmonton and completed his Emergency Medicine training in Calgary. His clinical interests include inner-city and transport medicine. His non-clinical interests include health system improvement and innovation. Mark has been nationally recognized as an Innovator by The Medical Post Magazine (2012) and was a co-recipient of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan Dr. Dennis A. Kendal Distinguished Service Award for physician leadership and quality improvement (2016). In 2017 he was one of the inaugural Physician Executives of the newly formed Saskatchewan Health Authority. His role as an emergency physician has allowed Mark to work overseas and throughout Canada. In his spare time you’ll find him as a taxi driver for his children.


  • MD - University of Saskatchewan 
  • CCFP - University of Alberta
  • CCFP-EM - University of Calgary 
  • Quality Improvement Consultant - Saskatchewan Health Quality Council 
  • Physician Lean Leader Program - John Black & Associates 
  • Patient Safety Officer Program- Canadian Patient Safety Institute 

Selected Publications

  • Netherton S, Nataraj J, Wahba MY, Stempien J, Oyedokun TO, "Emergency Department Referrals from A Provincial Medical Call Center: Is It More Than Just 1-800-Go-To-Emerg?" Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine Vol 22 Issue 2 page 241 March 2020
  • Contributor: Canadian Institute for Health Information. Physician Follow-Up After Hospital Discharge: Progress in Meeting Best Practices. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2015.
  • Wahba MY, Kelly ME The high cost of endovascular neurosurgery therapies and the need to sustain quality on limited resources World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug;82(1-2):7-8. Epub 2014 Apr 26.
  • Lean can help revolutionize Saskatchewan health care, Opinion/Editorial, Saskatoon StarPhoenix June 9, 2014
  • Woods RA, Wahba M, Behl V, Stempien J. Emergency Physician Staffing: Matching Resources to Patient Demand. Poster presentation, Western Emergency Department Operations Conference, Calgary AB, April 26, 2013
  • Wahba M. The Puck Stops Here: Kaizen and the Art of Goaltending. Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network, Open Medicine.  April 23, 2012
  • Wahba M. Patient-Centred Care: Is It In the Cards? Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network, Open Medicine.  March 20, 2012
  • Wahba M. Feta Compli: In Praise of Dullness.  Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network, Open Medicine.  Jan 25, 2012
  • Wahba M. Brad Pitt Can Save Health Care.  Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network, Open Medicine. Oct. 18, 2011 
  • Lewis S, Wahba M, Smillie M. Enlist in our MASH unit: an invitation to join the Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network, Oct 18, 2011
  • Woods RA, Di Gregrorio C, Wahba MY, Parks P. “RAPID” Mnemonic for Managing Patients in the Emergency Department - An Educational Tool, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CanMEDS “What Works/Best Practices” Inventory, 2010, Abstract #12
  • Design challenge for RAPID mnemonic. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine  2015
  • Interviewed for “Engaging Physicians to Improve Quality,” Healthcare Quarterly, Volume 13 No. 3, 2010
  • Outcome Feedback: An Opportunity for Quality Improvement, Wahba MY, Letter to the Editor, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 4, July 2010 p.300
  • “Shoulder Relocation Techniques With TJ”, Wahba M. Standing Technique of Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Reduction, internet publication:Episode 21, Dec. 2006
  • An accessory flexor digiti minimi profundus muscle:  A case study, Wahba et al.
  • Clinical Anatomy: Vol. 11 no. 1 (1998) p. 55-58
  • Identification of an anomalous accessory flexor digiti minimi profundus muscle, Wahba MY. Poster presentation, American Association of Clinical Anatomist’s Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, June, 1998