Dr. Patrick T. Fok, MDCM, PhD, FRCPC, dABEM

Dr. Fok is an Assistant Professor in Dalhousie University’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS.  His research interests lie in prehospital medicine, emergency medicine, and biomarker development.  He has characterized the impact of prehospital interventions by retrieval teams upon scene time as well as participated in the characterization the impact of moving from manual to electronic mass casualty incident (MCI) triage. 

He is currently studying the analgesic requirements of patients undergoing interfacility transfers as well as developing novel non-opioid analgesic strategies for patients in the emergency department and undergoing EMS transport.  He is a co-Investigator in the Atlantic Canada Together Enhancing Acute Stroke Treatment (ACTEAST): Improving Access and Efficiency of Treatment trial, a quality improvement trial aiming to improve time to endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for Nova Scotian patients suffering from an acute stroke.  He also has an interest in the development of novel emergency department-relevant diagnostic testing, specifically the identification of novel point-of-care (POC) biomarkers for sepsis.

Research Interests:  Retrieval medicine, prehospital care, non-opioid analgesia, Emergency preparedness, biomarkers