Mervyn R. Whelan, M.D.

Mervyn R. Whelan, M.D.

Contact Information

Emergency Medicine, Box 31
Highland Hospital

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

My training was in Canada at Queen's University. After two years undergrad, there were four years Medical School and four years residency, all at Queen's. My training was Family Medicine and Anesthesiology designed to equip residents for rural Canada. The final year I was also Chief Resident in Family Medicine, a one year appontment.

After practice in Canada for a few years in a very busy family practice including five days a week in the operating room as an anethesiologist and on call one in two, I decided to leave for the Middle East for a few years. I worked in Saudi Arabia for Whittaker Corporation, an American company.

We rendered care to the Saudi Ministry of Defense and Aviation and to the Royal Family (5000 members in 1980). I became their Medical Director for 5 hospitals in three cities, with 5100 expatriate employees.

My wife and I along with our two Saudi born children came to America where I have practiced Emergency Medicine. I am Boarded in Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American Cellege of Emergency Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester.

My outside interests are gardening, swimming, reading, but mostly.. my grandchildren.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Summer Research Scholarships (2) Dr. Roland Boegmann, Pharmacology Department Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association Quantitative Analysis, Sialoglycolipids, Dystrophic Mouse Muscle 1971 - 1972
Summer Research Scholarships (3) Dr. Alan West, Biology Department Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Labrador Black Fly Control, Mosquito Salivary Gland Dissection and Anticoagulant Study. 1968 - 1970
Ontario Scholar McLeod - MacLean Scholarship 1968

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine


Doctor of Medicine | Medicine | Queen's University1974

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Medicine at Kingston Hospital07/01/1975 - 06/30/1978
Internship in Family Medicine at Kingston Hospital07/01/1974 - 06/30/1975