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PippaPippa Hawley, B.Med., FRCPC

Division Head of Palliative Care

℅ Department of Medical Oncology, Vancouver Centre -BC Cancer Agency 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

phawley@bccancer.bc.ca | Phone: 604.877.6000 ext: 2707 | Fax: 604.877.0585

Pippa came to Canada from the UK via New Zealand, and became a Palliative Medicine specialist via a roundabout route, including some clinical HIV research in Vancouver in the early ‘90s, 2 Internal Medicine residencies, and a self-directed 2 yr fellowship including 6 months working with Prof. Geoff Hanks, the first professor of palliative medicine in Bristol, England . Pippa started the BC Cancer Agency’s Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care Program (PSMPC) in 1997. Pippa is medical leader of the Provincial PSMPC Program and of the Vancouver team, doing mainly outpatient clinic consultations. Pippa’s research interests include the assessment and treatment of symptoms such as oral mucositis, delirium and constipation;  and she is currently carrying out RCTs on management of opioid-induced constipation and lidocaine infusions for cancer-related pain. She is also leading the drive for early integration of palliative care into oncology in BC, and the creation of an academic palliative care network in BC.

Dr Alexandros Alexiadis MD, EMBA

Director: Year of Added Competency in Palliative Medicine

alexandros.alexaidis@vch.ca

Dr Alexandros Alexiadis trained as a Family Physician at Dalhousie University, subsequently completed the Enhanced Skills Program in Palliative Medicine at UBC in 2002. An enthusiastic communicator, educator and patient advocate, he became Program Director for the Year of Added Competency in PM in 2011. His interests lie in system transformation, patient care integration and the interdisciplinary team.

Dr Alexiadis completed his EMBA in Healthcare at Sauder School of Business in 2013. He is currently the Medical Director of the Richmond Integrated Hospice Palliative Care Program.

Gillian Fyles

Gillian Fyles, MD

Research Director

℅ Centre for the Southern Interior,BC Cancer Agency 399 Royal Avenue,Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3

gfyles@bccancer.bc.ca | Phone: 250.712.3994

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. She is a co-investigator on a number of national and provincial research studies and is an active member of the Sociobehaviourial Cancer Research Network Palliative Team, led by Dr. Robin Cohen. She is a member of the Executive of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group Symptom Control Committee and the co-leader, with Dr Vickie Baracos of the Alberta Cancer Board, of the Research Group of the joint Alberta – BC Hospice Palliative Care Partnership. 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.

Garnette McCue

Garnette McCue

Program Assistant – Year of Added Competency in Palliative Medicine

garnette.mccue@familymed.ubc.ca

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

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Kathryn Inman

Administrative Assistant

℅ Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, 10121 – 10th floor, 2775 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

ksinman@mail.ubc.ca

Kathryn Inman joined the Division of Palliative Care in January of 2014. She is Administrative Assistant to Dr. Philippa Hawley. Originally a teacher from the UK, Kathryn comes from a varied and diverse background with a passion for palliative care in BC.