Dr. James Stempien
BSc, MD, FCPF, CCFP-EM, CCPE
Provincial Head Emergency Medicine, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Clinical Associate Professor University of Saskatchewan
James has been working in Saskatoon as the head of Emergency Medicine since 2007, and has been the interim provincial head since 2016. He completed medical school at the University of Toronto in 1984, and his first job was as a GP anaesthetist in Inuvik in 1986. He then spent the subsequent ten years working in northern Canada and isolated areas around the world. Interested in quality improvement and patient-centered research, as provincial head James is looking towards a provincial approach for quality care and system improvement.
James lives on an acreage just east of Saskatoon with his wife, three children, 20 chickens, and four hives of bees.