Leadership & Members

James Downar MDCM, MHSc

Division Head, Palliative Care

James Downar graduated from McGill Medical School and completed residency training in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Palliative Care at the University of Toronto. He received a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto in 2010.

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Christopher Barnes MD CCFP

Subspecialty Resident Program Director

Dr. Christopher Barnes is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa. He joined the Division in September 2011 with the career track of Clinician-Teacher. He is Program Director of the Palliative Medicine Residency Program.

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