Medical Director, Trauma Program VGH and Medical Director, Canadian Forces Trauma Training Centre (West)

Dr Naisan Garraway

Dr. Garraway completed Medical School at the University of Alberta after joining the Canadian Armed Forces. He finished a Family Medicine Residency at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He then served four years as a military GP in CFB Shilo Manitoba. During this time he also served as the Canadian Military Senior Medical Advisor during a seven month tour with NATO in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2001 he began a General Surgical residency at UBC in Vancouver. Dr Garraway then completed a one year trauma and two year critical care fellowship also at UBC. He has served 4 tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq since 2006. He is currently the Medical Director of the Trauma Program at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), and a General/Trauma Surgeon and ICU Physician on staff at VGH.

Dr. Garraway is currently still in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Reservist and is the Associate Medical Director for the Canadian Forces Trauma Training Centre (West).

Brown DR, Heidary B, Bell N, Appleton L, Simons RK, Evans DC, Hameed SM, Taunton J, Khwaja K, O’Connor M, Garraway N, Hennecke P, Kuipers D, Taulu T, Quinn L; Creating a gold medal Olympic and Paralympics health care team: a satisfaction survey of the mobile medical unit/polyclinic team training for the Vancouver 2010 winter games.

BMC Res Notes. 2013 Nov 13;6:462. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-462.

Thomas McLaughlin, BSc, Peter Hennecke, RN, BScN, CPN(c), Naisan Robert Garraway, MD; A Predeployment Trauma Team Training Course Creates Confidence in Teamwork and Clinical Skills: A Post-Afghanistan Deployment Validation Study of Canadian Forces Healthcare Personnel. J Trauma (2011 in press).

Dylan Pannell, Ronald Brisebois, Max Talbot, Vincent Trottier, Julien Clement,Naisan Garraway, Vivian McAlister, and Homer C. Tien; Causes of Death in Canadian Forces Members Deployed to Afghanistan and Implications on Tactical Combat Casualty Care Provision.  J Trauma (2011 in press).

Garraway NR., Deen S., Buczkowski A., et al., Islet Autotransplantation after Distal Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Trauma. J Trauma. (2009 Dec).

Garraway N., Brown D.R., Nash D, et al., Active internal re-warming using a centrifugal pump and heat exchanger following haemorrhagic shock, surgical trauma and hypothermia in a porcine model. Injury. 38(9)(pp 1039-1046), Sep 2007.

D.E. Konkin, NR Garraway et al. , Population-based analysis of severe injuries from nonmotorized wheeled vehicles. The American Journal of Surgery 191 (2006) 615618

Kirkpatrick AW, Garraway NR, et al, Use of a centrifugal vortex blood pump and heparin-bonded circuit for extracorporeal rewarming of severe hypothermia in acutely injured and coagulopathic patients.  J Trauma. 2003; 55:407-12.