Emilie Joos, MD MSc FRCSC FACS

Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Medical Director, Branch for Global Surgical Care
Program Director, UBC Trauma and ACS Fellowship Program

Area of Focused Competence Director, General Surgery Trauma

Active Staff: UBC Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital
City: Vancouver
Health Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Office Address:
855 12th Avenue West
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


  • General Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Global Surgery


Originally from Montreal, Dr. Joos completed her medical school at McGill University where she obtained her M.D.C.M degree. She then underwent general surgery residency at Laval University, in Quebec City, from 2007 to 2012. From 2012 to 2014 she completed a Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Hospital. She then joined the group of trauma surgeons at Vancouver General Hospital. She completed a Masters in Global Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2019. She has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières since 2015 and was deployed several times in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2017 she completed her Emergency Response Unit training with the Canadian Red Cross and is now on the roster for deployment. Dr. Joos is the Associate Director of the UBC Branch for International Surgical Care and the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship program director.

Dr. Joos is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery and obtained her Critical Care accreditation from the Royal College in 2014. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Joos is a course director for the Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma, the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care and the Advanced Trauma Life Support courses. She is the provincial chair for ATLS in British Columbia.