Faculty Member

Valerie Krym MD MPH CCFP(EM) FCFP

Email Address(es)
v.krym@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416 480 4037
Office Address
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 2075 Bayview Avenue, C753 Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N5
Curriculum Vitae
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Division(s)/Office
Clinical Public Health Division
Position
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Non Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Education & Training History

Degrees

Master of Public Health (MPH) – Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Specialty: Global Health / Health Care Management; June 1999

Doctor of Medicine (MD) – McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; May 1993

Bachelor of Nursing Science (BScN) – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; May 1987

Registered Nurse (RN) Diploma – Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada; June 1984

Postgraduate Training

Emergency Medicine Residency – University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 1995-6

Family Medicine Residency – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 1993-4

Postgraduate Medical Certifications

Fellow (FCFP) – College of Family Physicians of Canada; June 2005

Certification of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) – College of Family Physicians of Canada; Sept 1997

Certification in Family Medicine (CCFP) – College of Family Physicians of Canada; June 1995

Other Professional Training

Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) Program – International Committee of the Red Cross / World Health Organization / Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Physician Management Institute Leadership Training Program – Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Part III – Negotiation and conflict management: vital skills for succes

Part IV – Change management: successful planning and implementation

International Delegate Training Program – Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Physician Management Institute Leadership Training Program – Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Part I – Effective management and leadership begins with self awareness

Part II – High-performance teams need inspirational leaders

Other Affiliations

  1. Public Health Council, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. International Advisory Board, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
  3. Organizing Committee, Canadian Conference on Global Health, Canadian Society for International Health, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  4. Governance Committee, International Federation for Emergency Medicine, West Melbourne, Australia
  5. Core Curriculum and Education Committee, International Federation for Emergency Medicine, West Melbourne, Australia
  6. Task Force on Access and Availability of Emergency Care; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (conducted jointly with International Federation for Emergency Medicine)
  7. Global Health Education Institute Advisory Committee, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Post-Graduate Medical Education, Office of the Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Professional Summary & Appointments

Dr. Valerie Krym is a specialist in emergency medicine and has a Master of Public Health degree (International Health) from Harvard University. Dr. Krym has worked in academic teaching centers and held academic appointments in both emergency medicine and public health in Canada. Her areas of expertise include emergency medicine in the developing world, global health, and vector-borne disease.

Dr. Krym practices emergency medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a founding Executive Board Member of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, and sits on the Core Curriculum and Education, Clinical Practice, and Governance Committees of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for a large Canadian non-governmental organization, and helped lead that NGO's response to the 2004 tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean basin. She also has a number of peer-reviewed publications related to international emergency medicine and public health.

Dr. Krym received the title of “Visiting Professor” from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca in recognition of her work in helping promote and develop Emergency Medicine in Romania, and was last year’s recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in International and Global Health at the University of Toronto.

Honours & Awards

Faculty Award for Excellence in International and Global Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in recognition of “outstanding contributions in leadership and education in a Global Health context”; April 2012

Visiting Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania in recognition of “helping the development of emergency medicine as a specialty in Romania”; Dec 2006

Certificate of Excellence (Silver Level), Public Sector Quality – Government of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in recognition of “new program development and intergovernmental / agency partnerships"; Oct 2006

Paul Harris Fellow Award – Rotary International; Nov 2005

University Teaching Award – Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 2003

University Teaching Award – Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 2002

Current Research Projects

Dr. Krym is currently active in Nepal and Rwanda, carrying out needs assessments to help Emergency Medicine as a specialty and formulating Public Health governance and program development. Her recently completed needs assessments were received by national government and academic leadership, and are being used by these agencies to act as a basis for muliti-stakeholder (government, NGO, academic) program development in these areas.

Representative Publications

  1. VF Krym, RD MacDonald. Infectious and Communicable Diseases; in RD MacDonald, R Burgess (eds): Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, 1st Canadian Edition. Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett, 2010.
  2. RD MacDonald, VF Krym. West Nile Virus: A primer for family physicians. Canadian Family Physician 2005;51:833-7.
  3. VF Krym, RD MacDonald. Needs assessment and staff education as tools to effect long-term change in emergency medicine in rural Nepal. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2004;6(4):266-70.
  4. VF Krym, RD MacDonald. Global efforts to eradicate polio. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2004;170(2):189-90.
  5. VF Krym, RD MacDonald. Safe water for travelers. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2003;169(4):317-8.