Doris Barwich

Dr. Doris Barwich, MD, CCFP (PC)

Medical Director

Dr. Doris Barwich is the Medical Director for the BC Centre for Palliative Care, leading it’s research portfolio and medical partnerships. As the founder of the Centre, Doris has established the Centre’s strategic focus and mobilized provincial networks and partnerships to accelerate best practices and promote innovation in palliative care. Doris is a palliative care clinician, educator and leader. Prior to joining the Centre in 2014, she co-led Fraser Health’s End of Life Care program with several nationally and internationally recognized leading practices in Advance Care Planning, population health and program delivery. Doris has served on numerous provincial and national committees and boards and has been part of developing innovative approaches to improve care for patients and families living with serious illness. Her research includes developing tools and resources for Advance Care Planning. She is passionate about supporting transformative changes within the health care system and in society as a whole as we all embrace the challenges and opportunities of living and dying well in the 21st century.

Institutional affiliations

  • University of British Columbia, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine
  • BC Cancer Agency, Physician, Pain & Symptom Management Program
  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Palliative & End of Life Care Network
  • Canadian Frailty Network
  • iCAN ACP Research

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