Romayne Gallagher, MD, CCFP
Department of Family and Community Medicine
A family physician with extensive experience in palliative care, Dr. Gallagher is currently the Head of Residential Care and Palliative Care Divisions of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Providence Health Care. She is also the Physician Program Director for the Palliative Care Program at Providence Health Care. Providence Health Care’s Palliative Care Program serves two acute care hospitals, five residential care facilities and one hospice.
Dr. Gallagher was the founding director of the Division of Palliative Care at the University of British Columbia from 1997 to 2003. While there, she helped establish undergraduate, post-graduate and inter-professional teaching in palliative care and established a public forum on death and dying—the first of its kind and a model for similar programs in North America and Europe.
Dr. Gallagher is also a clinical professor in the Division of Palliative Care at UBC. She has published research articles and authored chapters in palliative care and pain management publications. She was co-chair of the Public Information and Awareness Working Group of the National Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Care that ended in 2007. Dr. Gallagher has worked as a consultant for Pallium, a federally funded initiative to improve palliative care education. Dr. Gallagher helped establish the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program, which funds medications and supplies for those wishing to be at home at the end of their lives.
Director: Year of Added Competency
Gillian Fyles, MD
Medical Leader Pain and Symptom Management/Palliative Care at the Centre for the Southern Interior,BC Cancer Agency
Dr. Gillian FyIes is the Medical Leader of the Pain and Symptom Management/ Palliative Care Program (PSMPC) at the BC Cancer Agency’s Centre for the Southern Interior (CSI) in Kelowna and the Research Leader – Oncology Palliative Care for the BC Cancer Agency. She is the Co-Medical Director of the Kelowna Palliative Response Team and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Fyles is the Faculty Research Director and Supervisor for the UBC Special Program in Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Fyles’ research interests include pain and symptom management and quality of life, the development of cost-effective models of care for palliative patients and their families, and knowledge translation, especially in rural communities.
c/o St. Paul’s Hospital
Garnette McCue joined the Division of Palliatiave Care in February 2007. She is Program Assistant for the Year of Added Competnency in Palliative Care and Year 4 Preparation for Medical Practice. Garnette comes with a rich variety of clerical and administrative experience in health care including Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Opthalmology, Oral Surgery and Dentistry.
Last updated on February 7, 2013 @10:53 am