Dr. Suneel Upadhye


Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Upadhye completed his MD training at Queens University in 1996, and the Royal College Emergency Medicine Program at McMaster University in 2001. He also completed his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology/Biostatistics at McMaster in 2005.

He has been a staff physician at local academic and community hospitals, and is currently at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. He was the former Undergraduate Education Coordinator in the academic Division of Emergency Medicine, responsible for creating the highly regarded Emergency Medicine clerkship rotation.

He has recently been appointed as the Chair of the Standards Committee for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

Academic, Research and Clinical Interests

He has an active research interest in Knowledge Translation in Emergency Medicine, as well as health care policy. He has a number of peer-reviewed publications in highly respected Emergency Medicine journals as well as other high profile general medical journals, and textbooks.

He is an active member of the Evidence-Based Medicine Interest Groups of the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. He has lectured at many national and international EM conferences, and is the Co-Chair of the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) program here at McMaster.

Personal interests include scuba diving, hockey, golf and jazz music.


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