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Additional Affiliations

Emergency Physician, St. Paul’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Research Interests
  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions in the emergency department
  • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, resuscitation and E-CPR
  • Pre-hospital care

Dr. Brian Grunau is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Department of Emergency Medicine. Since completing his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Manitoba, and residency training at UBC, he has worked as a Staff Emergency Physician at St. Paul’s Hospital since 2011. He has also provided medical consulting services to B.C. Emergency Health Services and the B.C. Ambulance Service.

Dr. Grunau is a co-investigator with the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a North American clinical trial network that performs multi-centre prospective randomized trials involving cardiac arrest and trauma. He is also involved in the study of cardiac arrest in the Vancouver Coastal Health region locally and has developed protocols for patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for Providence Health Care emergency departments.

Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions in the emergency department, an area with sparse evidence to guide therapies, has also become a central focus of Dr. Grunau’s research agenda as he attempts to provide data to assist evidence-based care. He has also contributed to national guidelines for anaphylaxis management.

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