College of Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Toxicology and Pharmacology


Born and raised in Winnipeg (and quite proud of it), Riley completed residency at the University of Saskatchewan in 2021 and a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Calgary in 2022. Starting university with a goal of following the family tradition of being a Civil Engineer, Riley made the move to Calgary to ski, hike, and pursue medicine as a member of the class of 2016 (Go Narwhals!). Riley has an interest in food and coffee, playing keeper in soccer, and other outdoor activities with his goldendoodle Angus. He currently works as an ED physician in Saskatoon, a Toxicologist through PADIS and provincial lead for Toxicology in Saskatchewan, and a Clinical Pharmacologist in Calgary. He has special interests in Quality Improvement, Toxicology, and Pharmacology, and is always happy to field toxicology and pharmacology questions.


  • BSc.(Hon) Biochemistry – University of Manitoba
  • MSc. Medical Microbiology – University of Manitoba
  • MD – University of Calgary
  • FRCPC Emergency Medicine – University of Saskatchewan
  • FRCPC Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology – University of Calgary

Clinical Interests

  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Safety
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacology

Selected Publications

  • Emergency Department Pediatric Visits in Alberta for Cannabis After Legalization. Yeung MEM, Weaver CG, Hartmann R, Saah-Haines R, Lang E. Pediatrics. 2021 Sep 20:e2020045922. Epub ahead of print. PMID 34544846
  • A transparent and defensible process for applicant selection within a Canadian emergency medicine residency program. QS Paterson, R Hartmann, R Woods, LJ Martin, B Thoma, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 22 (2), 215-223
  • Impact of an emergency department opioid prescribing guideline on emergency physician behaviour and incidence of overdose in the Saskatoon Health Region: a retrospective pre …RJ Hartmann, JD Elder, LA Terrett, CMAJ open 9 (1), E79