Dr. Amit Arya joined the Division of Supportive and Palliative Care at Brampton Civic Hospital, William Osler Health System in October of 2015. Passionate about medical research, he holds a joint faculty appointment in the Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University & the University of Toronto. His diverse research...Read More
Dr. Ravi Bhargava, MD is a Physician Scientist and a healthcare management executive. He completed the Advanced Health System Leadership program from the Rotman School of management, University of Toronto. Dr. Bhargava is the Corporate Manger of Research at the William Osler Health System where he is successfully creating research...Read More
Eric Cazdyn is a Distinguished Professor of Aesthetics and Politics at the University of Toronto, where he teaches courses on critical and cultural theory, illness, psychoanalysis, radical politics, film, and modern Japan. He is the author of the following books: The Already Dead: The New Time of Politics, Culture, and...Read More
Dr. Martin Chasen born in Pretoria, South Africa completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pretoria in 1983, later obtaining a specialist degree in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and Master of Philosophy (Palliative Medicine) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a founding member of...Read More
Sarah Hales, MD, PhD, FRCPC is a psychiatrist for the Division of Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Her research has been funded by both the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her clinical and research interests...Read More
Dr Doris Howell, RN, PhD is the RBC Chair in Oncology Nursing Research and Education at University Health Network. She is a Senior Scientist with the Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Adjunct Scientist at the Division of Preventive...Read More
Nazira Jaffer BSC, MHA, MBA, CHE is an innovative health care executive with a proven track record of outstanding results in planning health care, social services and programs, strategy and change management, project management and performance through engaging service providers, consumer groups and stakeholders across jurisdictions. Nazira has more than...Read More
Adam Rapoport is a general pediatrician with a Masters in bioethics. His palliative care career began in 2009 when he joined the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital, as their paediatric consultant. In July 2011 Adam became the first Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care...Read More
Kevin Reel is the Ethicist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Markham Stouffville Hospital. He has an MSc in medical ethics from Imperial College, London, UK, and a BSc in occupational therapy from the University of Toronto. He completed his Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Joint Centre...Read More
Dr. Christian Schulz-Quach is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Educator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a staff psychiatrist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the Department of Supportive Care and Division of Psychosocial Oncology. He obtained his medical training from Witten/Herdecke University in...
Luzia Travado, PhD, MSc, ClinPsych is clinical health psychologist specialized in psycho-oncology. She is currently head of Psycho-Oncology at the Clinical Center of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (2011-). She has a career of more than 30 yrs initiated at Hospital S. José-Central Lisbon Hospital...Read More
Kirsten Wentlandt graduated with her PhD in Physiology and Neurosciences before finishing her MD at Queen’s University. She then returned to the University of Toronto to complete her residency in Family Medicine, fellowship in Palliative Care and a Masters in Health Sciences (Health Administration). She joined UHN after graduating in...Read More
Kimberley Widger is currently an Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and a Nursing Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her research focuses on identifying and measuring structures, processes, and outcomes that are indicative of high-quality pediatric palliative and end-of-life care...Read More
Argin Malakian is a Registered Oncology Nurse at Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network. He is a graduate student with the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Grounded in the rich tradition of supportive care historically provided by nurses for patient at the end of life, his...Read More
Lesley Chalklin, B.Com, MSc, PMP is the Program Manager for GIPPEC. In addition to her role with GIPPEC, Lesley acts as a Program Manager for the Princess Margaret Global Cancer Program. Lesley completed her Masters in Health Administration and worked as a Project Manager for the Corporate Senior Friendly Hospital...Read More
Dr. Jenny Lau is a palliative care physician, trained in family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and then completed her year of added competency in palliative care at the University of Alberta. She was awarded the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians’ Palliative Medicine Resident Research award for her...Read More
Dr. Madeline Li is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University Health Network and a clinician scientist in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital. She completed her MD/PhD at the Ontario Cancer Institute, followed by a residency and fellowship in psychiatric oncology at...Read More
Carmine Malfitano, PhD (C), MSW, RSW is a Social Worker in Research, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and psychotherapist. He is a trained CALM therapist and provides psychotherapy to individuals facing advanced cancer at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
As a Research Associate for...Read More
Nadine Persaud, PhD, MSW, RSW is currently the Executive Director of the Kensington Hospice Senior Director of Client Services at the Kensington Gardens, and The Second Mile Club of Toronto. Nadine has been working in the hospice palliative care field for the past 16 years. She is a trainer for...Read More
Gary Rodin is the Joint University of Toronto/University Health Network Harold and Shirley Lederman Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care and is Head of the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
Dr. Rodin is the Director of the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and...Read More
Gilla Shapiro, PhD, MPP/MPA, MA (Cantab) is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Gilla completed her PhD in clinical psychology at McGill University and her dual-degree MPA/MPP at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Hertie...Read More
Dr. Kayla Wolofsky is currently a clinician-teacher at Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto. Her clinical duties include both General Internal Medicine and Palliative Care.She completed medical school at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Emory University. She graduated from...Read More
Miah Zammit, BA (Hons.) is a Project Coordinator at GIPPEC. In addition to her role at GIPPEC she works for the Cancer Experience Program. Miah completed her BAH in Health Studies from Queen’s University and has 3+ years experience working in a health care setting, most recently from Holland Bloorview...Read More
Eve is Programmes and Research Manager at the African Palliative Care Association, and honorary senior health scientist at the college of Health Sciences, Makerere University. She is also board member at International Association for Hospices and Palliative Care and the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa.
She holds masters...Read More
Dr. Christian Ntizimira, MD, MMSc-GHD has trained in the United States of America at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Palliative Care. He also trained as an African Pain Policy Expert at the University of Wisconsin. Ntizimira was named Young Cancer Leader by the Union for International Cancer Control in 2016 and...Read More
Professor Richard Sullivan's research group studies health systems, particular NCD policy and the impact of conflict on health. He is Professor of Cancer and Global Health at King’s College London, and Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy (ICP) and co-Director...Read More
Dr. Camilla Zimmermann is Head of the Division of Palliative Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the University Health Network, and a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Research Institute. She is also Professor of Medicine and Rose Family Chair in Supportive Care at the University...Read More
Laurice Karkaby, MA, BSc is a Clinical Research Coordinator at GIPPEC and the Princess Margaret Global Cancer Program. She earned both her BSc. and MA in psychology at the University of Toronto. Her Masters research explored the psychosocial and cognitive outcomes of prophylactic oophorectomy in BRCA1/2 carriers via in-depth qualitative...Read More