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Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia

James M. "Doc James" Heilman is a Canadian emergency room physician, Wikipedian, and advocate for the improvement of Wikipedia's health-related content. He encourages other clinicians to contribute to the online encyclopaedia.

He is an active contributor to WikiProject Medicine, is a volunteer administrator on Wikipedia, was the president of Wikimedia Canada between 2010 and 2013, and founded and was formerly the president of Wiki Project Med Foundation. He is also the founder of WikiProject Medicine's Medicine Translation Task Force. In June 2015, he was elected to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, a position which he held until December 28, 2015 and is currently on the editorial board of the Wikiversity Journal of Medicine.

Heilman is a clinical assistant professor at the department of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia, and the department head of emergency medicine at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, British Columbia, where he lives


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    Clinical associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia