Dr. Anthony Crocco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and is Head and Medical Director for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He completed his medical degree and pediatric training here at McMaster, followed by a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine in Montreal at the city’s Children’s Hospital and McGill University. During his first academic appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta he developed curriculum for residents rotating through the Pediatric Emergency Department and was heavily involved in preparing students from both the UofA and the University of Calgary for the OSCE exams. He has lead many instructional courses in the field of emergency medicine and has lectured both in Canada and in the United States on BEEM (Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine).
Recently, Dr. Crocco was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital. As a devoted educator, he continues to enhance his medical education training by completing workshops on topics including teaching evidence-based clinical practice and other pediatric emergency and critical care skills.
Beyond the academic and hospital setting, Dr. Crocco has devoted his time to international volunteer initiatives. In 2011, he was the educational leader on three trips to El Salvador and Honduras with Community Health Initiative and Partnerships (CHISPA Global), an organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Central American communities. Previous to his work with CHISPA, he taught advanced pediatric life support in Kerala, India with Canada Bridges and the Cochin Child Foundation.
As a passionate educator in the local community and abroad, Dr. Crocco is a valuable addition to the pediatric ED team at McMaster University.