Dr. Mark Wahba MD, CCFP-EM Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine



Resident – Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, 2003-2004

Resident - Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, 2000-2002

Doctor of Medicine with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan, 1995-2000

College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 1992-1995

Quality Improvement Education

Lean Leader Program, John Black & Associates, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, SK, 2012-present

Quality Improvement Consultant Program, Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan, Nov. 2009-2010


Transport Physician, STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Saskatoon Base   Oct. 2012- Present

Staff Emergency Physician, Saskatoon Health Region/Royal University Hospital/St. Pual's Hospital   Jan. 2008-present

Locum Emergency Physician, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC   June 2013

Locum Emergency Physician, Health Sciences Centre and St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s, Newfoundland  July 2011-Sept 2011

Quality Improvement Physician Lead, Department of Emergency Medicine, Saskatoon Health Region   Apr. 2009-Apr. 2011

Volunteer Physician, Jeux Canada Games Medical Staff, Jeux Canada Games Medical Staff  August 2005

Staff Emergency Physician, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, SK Canada, Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital  July 2005-Dec 2007

Locum Emergency Physician, Rocky Mountain Emergency Services, Foothills Medical Centre and Peter Lougheed Centre, Calgary AB  July 2004-June 2005

Locum Physician, Alberta Medical Association Rural Locum Program  Oct 2002-June 2005

Bedside Physician – Coronary and Intensive Care Units, Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada  Sept 2004 - Apr 2005

Principle House Officer -Accident and Emergency, Caboolture Hospital, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia  Dec. 2002- May 2003

Locum Physician -Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK   Nov.-Dec. 2002

Locum Physician -Cottage Medical Clinic, 507 Turret, Jasper, AB   Sept. 2002

Locum Physician -Boyle McCauley Health Centre, 10628-96 St. Edmonton, AB  July - Aug. 2002

Prosector - Department of Anatomy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK  summer 1996

Courses Completed

  • CASTED ED Orthopedic course, 2014                                                                              
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Saskatoon, SK,  2014
  • Physician Manager Institute-Strategic Influence, 2014
  • CAEP Hot tox/Cool talks, Saskatoon, SK, 2013
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, Calgary, AB, 2012
  • Advanced Emergency Department Echo-EDE2, Saskatoon, SK, 2012
  • Physician Manager Institute-Disruptive Behaviour, Saskatoon, SK, 2011
  • Physician Manager Institute-Management Dynamics, 2011
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Saskatoon, SK, 2011
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Whistler, BC, 2010
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, St. Cloud, MN, USA, 2010
  • CAEP ED STAT: Strategies for Teaching Anytime, Saskatoon, SK, 2009  
  • CAEP Risky Business:  Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine, Calgary, AB, 2009
  • Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society, Independent Practitioner, Saskatoon, SK, 2008
  • Physician Manager Institute Level I, II, IV Saskatoon, SK, 2008-2009  
  • CAEP Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies, Regina, SK, 2007
  • Preparing to Teach Clinical Teaching Skills,(The Clinical Teaching Series), Regina, SK, 2006
  • ECG Interpretation for Family Physicians, Calgary, AB, 2005
  • Advanced Adventure Medic Programme, Calgary, AB, 2005
  • Emergency Department Echo Introductory Course, Calgary, AB, 2004
  • Advanced Labour And Risk Management, Edmonton, AB, 2002
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Edmonton, AB, 2001
  • Spanish level 2-Conversational Spanish, Saskatoon, SK, 1998
  • French level 5-Conversational French, Saskatoon, SK, 1998

Selected Publications

Research, Publications and Poster Presentations

Nataraj J, McKay S, Stempien J, Oyedokun TO, Wahba MY ED referrals from HealthLine: A systematic chart review, abstract presented at Emergency Medicine Research Day College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan 2015

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

Thoma B, Taylor M, Woods RA, Wahba MY, Stempien J. Developing a novel longitudinal administrative experience for emergency medicine residents. Poster presentation, Western Emergency Department Operations Conference, Calgary AB, April 26, 2013

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 http://blog.openmedicine.ca/node/332

Wahba M. Patient-Centred Care: Is It In the Cards?. Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network Open Medicine.  March 20, 2012 http://blog.openmedicine.ca/node/327

Wahba M. Feta Compli: In Praise of Dullness.  Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network Open Medicine.  Jan 25, 2012 http://blog.openmedicine.ca/node/324

Wahba M. Brad Pitt Can Save Health Care.  Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network Open Medicine. Oct. 18, 2011 http://blog.openmedicine.ca/node/314

Lewis S, Wahba M, Smillie M. Enlist in our MASH unit: an invitation to join the Meaningful Analogies in Sports and Health network. Open Med 2011;5(4):e175-e176.

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 http://rcpsc.medical.org/canmeds/bestpractices/submissions/general_abstracts_0709_e.php

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

Improving Emergency Physician Time to CTAS 2 Patients - “Door to Doc Time”, Wahba MY, Poster presentation, Saskatoon Health Region Quality and Safety Summit, March 18, 2010

Di Gregrorio C, Parks P, Wahba MY, Woods RA. The RAPID approach to managing patients in the Emergency Department: an educational tool.  *International Conference on Residency Education 2009 (Victoria) - Oral Presentation

“Shoulder Relocation Techniques With TJ”, Wahba M. Standing Technique of Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Reduction, internet publication: http://emrap.tv/  Episode 21, Dec. 2006

SEDATE: Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department and Transient Adverse Events, Wahba MY, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, Nov. 2003

Development of a Flow Sheet to follow HIV positive patients Boyle McCauley Health Centre, Oct. 2001
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

Invited Presentations

  • Shoulder Reduction Techniques,Saskatchewan Annual emergency Medicine Conference, Saskatoon, SK     Oct, 2013
  • Clinical Decision Making, Saskatchewan Annual emergency Medicine Conference, Saskatoon, SK   Oct, 2011
  • “Can we predict admissions to hospital?”  Saskatchewan Association of Healthcare Organizations Inspire Quality Summit, Regina, SK   April, 2011
  • Introduction to Clinical Decision Making Medley of Today’s Acute Care, Saskatoon, SK   January, 2010