Dr Jim Connolly is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the RVI’s Great North Emergency and Trauma Centre where he specialises in ultrasound in emergency care, medical education (surgical skills) and the annual thoracotomy course (PERT). He also holds a regular soft tissue injury clinic.
Dr Connolly qualified in 1988 from Newcastle Medical School and one of the Consultants in the Emergency Department based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, which was awarded Level 1 Major Trauma Centre status in April 2012.
He teaches extensively nationally and internationally on bedside Point of Care Ultrasound and has co-authored a textbook on this.
He is also the Co-Chair of the European Society of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound section, Vice Chair of the CEM Ultrasound Group and a co-convener of Royal College Surgeons England Resuscitative Thoracotomy Course.
Dr Connolly held the role of Head of Department for the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre at the RVI between June 2015 and May 2017.