Dr. Gary M. Mann – Emergency Medicine Physician Lead, Central East LHIN
Dr. Gary Mann is the Program Chief in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Rouge Valley Health System’s Ajax and Pickering Campus where he has been a full-ime Emergency Medicine physician for nearly 30 years.
Dr. Mann came to work at the then Ajax and Pickering General Hospital in the fall of 1982, shortly after a residency program in General Surgery at the University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals. From the very beginning of his tenure in Ajax, Dr. Mann has championed Pre-hospital Emergency Care, teaching Emergency Ambulance Attendants who were the precursors to the high level paramedics we enjoy today.
To that end, Dr. Mann, established a new model of Pre-hospital care known as the Emergency Medical Response Unit. This entity made an Emergency Physician available to the Ambulance Attendants in the field for major incidents such as mass-casualty events, industrial accidents and even home births.
Prior to the advent of LHINs, Dr. Mann served on the Durham District Health Council and chaired two of its committees. He has also been involved in Clinical Research and has served on the Rouge Valley Health System's Ethics Board. Medical Students, nurses, paramedics and Interns and Residents have all benefited from teaching experiences that Dr. Mann has provided over the years.
In his capacity as Central East LHIN E.D. Physician lead, Dr. Mann chairs the Central East LHIN Emergency Department Chiefs Group. He is also a member of the Provincial Emergency Physician LHIN Leads, chaired by Dr. Howard Ovens, and a member of the G.T.A. Emergency Department Chiefs Group.
Dr. Mann was raised in North York. He attended the University of Louisville where he graduated with a combined degree in Science-Medicine and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1979, after which he returned to Toronto for Post-graduate training in General Surgery. Since then, Dr. Mann has proudly provided Emergency Medical care to the communities of West Durham Region. Dr. Mann continues to teach Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Emergency Dept. Echo (EDE), the use of Point of Care Ultrasound.