James DucharmeChief, Professor | Hamilton, Ontario
Dr. Ducharme entered medical school at McGill University in 1973, directly from CEGEP. He took a year’s leave of absence to participate in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Dr. Ducharme graduated in 1978, interned at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California through the Los Angeles County Hospital. He was the Chief Resident of the residency during his final year.
Dr. Ducharme was an assistant professor at Université de Laval and then at McGill University. He was the Residency Program Director for the McGill Royal College Program as well as the director of the ED at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
In 1995, he moved to Saint John, where by 2000 Dr. Ducharme was a full Professor in Emergency Medicine. He also was the original program director for the Royal College Program in Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University. Dr. Ducharme moved to the GTA in 2006 and became a Clinical Professor at McMaster in early 2007.