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Director at Large 2018-2016

Dr. Bateman is a medical graduate of Queen’s University, and diplomate in Aviation Medicine from the RAF School of Aviation Medicine in the United Kingdom.

He specializes in military, aerospace, and diving medicine and is qualified to consultant-level as a Canadian Forces Flight Surgeon and Diving Medical Officer, as well as being a certified SCUBA diver and commercial pilot.

He served as a Medical Officer in the Canadian Forces (1980-2000, retiring at the rank of Commander) and currently works as a consultant in aerospace and diving medicine at Research and Development Canada (Toronto). His roles there involve teaching, research coverage, and consulting on medical issues of aircrew and divers – including development of practice guidelines and prevention programs in these populations.

Dr. Bateman practiced Emergency Medicine for 25 years prior to joining Toronto’s Medcan Clinic in 2008, having worked shifts in the University Health Network (Toronto), University Hospital (London & Woodstock General Hospital Sites), West Parry Sound Health Centre, as well as the Niagara Health System and Grand River/St. Mary’s Hospital (Kitchener). He also holds privileges at Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto both in the Emergency Department and as an on-call surgical assistant.

Dr. Bateman has instructed Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) since 1988 and continues teaching these courses several times per year. He also lectures extensively in his other areas of specialty (including in the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 2000-2005), and has an extensive publication list. He consults in clinical hyperbarics at The Judy Dan Wound Care Centre at the former Branson Hospital in Toronto (which is a research center aimed at clarifying the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in diabetic limb salvage (among other indications for HBOT). He has also practiced cruise ship medicine, working four contracts for Holland America Line 1993-96.

He is married with one daughter, and his outside interests include Cottage Life (family cottage on Georgian Bay), Taoist Tai Chi, and fine wining-and-dining.