Dr. Brian Buchanan


Dr. Brian Buchanan graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc (hon) in Human Physiology in 2006 and MD in 2010. He went on to complete training in Internal Medicine (Dalhousie University, 2014) and Critical Care Medicine (McMaster University, 2016). Additionally, Brian has completed concurrent fellowship training in critical care ultrasound including trans-thoracic/esophageal echocardiography, vascular, lung and trauma ultrasound (Western University, 2015-2016). He is currently completing a Masters of Medical Education (Dundee University) with a focus on curriculum development, competency and quality assurance at the post-graduate and faculty level in critical care/ point-of-care ultrasound. Clinical and research interests include critical care ultrasonography, trauma ultrasonography, medical education, quality assurance and critical care. Brian has helped direct and instruct in various national and international critical care ultrasound courses and authored multiple chapters on critical care echocardiography. He joined the University of Alberta, Department of Critical Care Medicine in July 2016. He also plays an active role as a flight/ transport physician with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Edmonton, Alberta. He resides in the lovely, but frosty city of Edmonton with his wife, Lindsay, and son, Harrison.