Scientist, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Eric Grafstein completed medical school at the University of Toronto in 1985 and completed his Royal College training in Emergency Medicine at McGill in 1991. He has been practicing at St. Paul’s Hospital as an emergency physician since 1993.
- Health services/systems research as it pertains to hospital emergency departments
- Clinical emergency medicine
He spent his formative years in the Emergency Department (ED) as the Associate Research Director at St. Paul’s Hospital, where he led the development of an Emergency Administrative Database for Health Services Research. Furthermore, he has spearheaded several IT projects, both in Vancouver Coastal Health and at St. Paul’s Hospital, including an electronic discharge summary application and a real-time electronic ED dashboard.
- Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
- Regional Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, PHC and VCH
- Chair, Regional Emergency Services Program, PHC and VCH
- Wait times spiked to over nine hours at Vancouver emergency rooms during the heat wave (Vancouver is Awesome, June 2021)
- No need to avoid the emergency room during pandemic: Vancouver ER doctor (City News, April 2020)
- Most fentanyl overdose survivors need little hospital care, UBC study finds (The Province, April 2018)