Dr. James Maskalyk
A Reading and Book Signing By Dr. James Maskalyk, The Art of Medicine Speakers' Series
“Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine”
Date/Location: Room 4171 MSB (Medical School Building), March 22nd at 630pm. This lecture hall is located on the 4th floor. Folks can take the elevator to 4th floor and locate the room.
James is a physician and author, both of the international bestseller “Six Months in Sudan” and more recently, “Life on the Ground Floor“. He practices emergency medicine and trauma at St. Michael’s, Toronto’s inner-city hospital and is an award winning teacher at the University of Toronto.
He directs a program that works with Ethiopian partners at Addis Ababa University to train East Africa’s first emergency physicians and is a member of Medecins Sans Frontieres, an organization for which he has worked as both a journalist and a physician. In 2007, he was MSF’s first official blogger, He practices and teaches mindfulness at the Consciousness Explorers Club in Toronto, and is passionate about its potential to encourage personal and social change.