Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 28 March 2016; 6:31 pm
Graham Dodd is a practicing physician and clinical instructor in both the Departments of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. His interest in disaster medicine and emergency management began in 1998 after helping to direct a rural hospital evacuation from wildfire while practicing in Salmon Arm, BC. That experience eventually led to the 2010 completion of a Masters degree in Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) from Victoria, British Columbia’s Royal Roads University (RRU). As the first physician enrolled in that program, Dr. Dodd’s interest quickly became the better education and engagement of physicians in DEM, an area that continues to be of relative scarcity in Canada.
He continues to have particular interests in physician and health practitioner disaster education, better engagement of those providers in DEM, hospital and community health emergency planning, mass casualty management and disaster triage. Dr. Dodd has recently assisted several groups of community physicians in BC to develop plans and processes to augment their local hospital emergency response and thereby increase their communities’ overall disaster resiliency. He is currently practices as an urgent care and family physician in Kamloops, as well as a health emergency management consultant.