Dr. JosĂ© Pereira is Professor at the University of Ottawa and Palliative Care physician at BruyĂ¨re Continuing Care and The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Pereira completed his Family Medicine residency and a clinical research fellowship in Palliative Medicine at the University of Alberta. He also has a Masterâ€™s degree in Medical Education from the University of Calgary, and a diploma in Anaesthesiology from the College of Medicine of South Africa. His career has been focused in Palliative Medicine for the last 15 years where he has worked as a clinician, educator and researcher. He has extensive experience in working in various settings; consultant in the community in support of family physicians and primary care teams, consultant in tertiary hospitals and hospices, and as attending physician in tertiary palliative care units.
He established the acute palliative care unit at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, and more recently has been working with the palliative care community in the Ottawa-Champlain region in developing a regional palliative care program and a hospice service plan for the region. He was the co-founder and continues to be the co-lead of the Canadian Pallium Project which is a national project to increase capacity for palliative care delivery at a primary health care level.
Dr. Pereira has published widely in international peer reviewed journals and text books. HisÂ research has focused recently on education, particularly the use of simulated patients, evaluation and instructional technologies, and more recently on the diffusion of innovation.
Dr. Pereira has received several awards and recognitions over the years for his contributions to project development and teaching and research in palliative care, most notably the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Associationâ€™s Award of Excellence and the Queenâ€™s Golden Jubilee Medal, awarded by the Governor General of Canada in 2002