Bjug Borgundvaag

Department of Family and Community Medicine


Mount Sinai Hospital
2B-213 - 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X5


  • PhD
  • MD
  • CCFP(EM)

Bjug Borgundvaag completed his PhD in Pharmacology in 1990, and received his MD in 1992. Following residency training, he joined the division of Emergency Services at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he has practiced emergency medicine since 1995. He was appointed a DFCM Research Fellow in 2000, and was the MSH ED research director from 2000-2014. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has lead projects in infectious disease, acute coronary syndromes and the management of alcohol withdrawal. He has collaborated on research projects led by others investigating asthma, COPD, syncope, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. He has a growing interest in medical app development. In 2014 Dr. Borgundvaag was appointed Director of the newly created Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute at MSH. He is a Professor in the DFCM at the University of Toronto.

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1. Perry, J., Birnie, D., Borgundvaag, B., Brison, R., Hohl, C., Macle, L., McRae, A., Rowe, B., Sivilotti, M., Stiell, I., Vadeboncoeur, A. and Wells, G. A Randomized, Controlled Comparison of Electrical versus Pharmacological Cardioversion for Emergency Department Patients with Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation (RAFF-2). CIHR Transitional Operating Grant. $1,242,537: 2015

2. Lee, J.S., Bhandari, T., Borgundvaag, B., Chenkin, J., Chopra, A., Daoust, R., Emond, M., Friedman, S., Haslam, L., Idestrup, C., Jenkinson, R., Kiss, A., Kreder, H., Melady, D., Newbigging, J., Ovens, H., Pelet, S., Perry, J., Ryan, D., Safir, O., Sivilotti, M., Tierney, M. and Woo, M. ED Ultrasonographic Regional Anesthesia to Prevent Incident Delirium in Hip Fracture Patients (EDU-RAPID). CIHR Transitional Operating Grant. $561,328: 2015.

3. Varner, C., Bearss, E., Lee, S., McLeod, S., Wiss, R., Singwi, A. and Borgundvaag, B. Implementation and Evaluation of a Novel Family Medicine Obstetrical Point of Care Ultrasound (FaMOUS) Course. University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Education Development Fund. $20,000: 2015

4. Soch, L., Pawliwec K., Fink, S., McLeod, S. and Borgundvaag, B. Does a brief nurse initiated therapeutic conversation improve patient satisfaction with acute pain management in the emergency department compared to standard care? National Bank Nursing Research Award (NBNRA). $5,000: 2015

5. Perelman, S., Lee, S., McLeod, S., Selby, P., Sultana, N. and Borgundvaag, B. A simulation based education module for the accurate diagnosis and safe management of alcohol withdrawal. SIMone/IDEAS/CPSI Simulation for Safety & Quality Improvement Program. $10,000: 2015.

6. Borgundvaag, B., Kahan, M., Gray, S., Lee, S., Perelman, S., McLeod, S. and Selby, P.: Development of an innovative web-based educational program to teach the management of alcohol withdrawal. UHN-MSH AFP Innovation Fund. $112,899: 2015.

7. Borgundvaag, B., McLeod, S., Varner, C. and Gomes, T: Opiate Prescribing in Ontario Emergency Departments: The Canadian College of Family Practice JANUS foundation award. $10,000: Sept 1 2015, Dec 31 2017.

8. Varner, C., Kwong, J., McLeod, S. and Borgundvaag B. The association and geographic variability of rates of ectopic pregnancy and chlamydia Infection. Department of Family and Community Medicine Division of Emergency Medicine Young Investigator Award (Varner). $5,000: Jan 1 – Dec 31 2015.

9. Borgundvaag, B., Kahan, M., Gray, S. Lee, S., Perelman, S., McLeod, S., Selby, P., Detje, R., Kan, C.: Development of an innovative web-based educational program to teach the management of alcohol withdrawal. AHSC AFP Innovation Fund. $101,609: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2017.

10. Borgundvaag B., McLeod S. A novel technology for the early detection of bacteria in blood in patient with suspected sepsis. Qvella. $35,000: Jan 1, 2015-Dec 31 2015.