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Robin L. Fainsinger, MB, ChB, LMCC, CCFP - Palliative Medicine

Dr. Robin Fainsinger reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Fainsinger is Director and Professor in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. He is also the Director of the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Clinical Director of the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit, and Medical Director for the Edmonton Zone Regional Palliative Care Program in Edmonton. He is active in education and research and has published articles on a number of palliative care topics, with an interest in dehydration, delirium, and sedation at the end of life

Education and Training

MB, ChB: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1981

Internship in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and General Surgery including Orthopedics and Urology: Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa, 1982

Internship in Psychiatry: Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK, 1987

Fellowship in Palliative Care: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 1990–1991

Certifications

College of Family Physicians of Canada

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

Academic Appointments

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB:

  • Professor, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, 2006–present
  • Director, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, 2000–present
  • Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, 1998–2006
  • Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine, 1998–present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, 1994–1998
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, 1992–1998
  • Acting Director, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, 1990–2000

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Last Revised: August 23, 2013

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