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International Faculty

Adriana L Alvarez
Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Hospital Medicine, Palliative Medicine,
Area of Interest: Symptom control in cancer patients, Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer 
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Science
Fellowship, Hospice & Palliative Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Ankur Bharija
Medical Director, Inpatient Geriatrics Programs 
Stanford Senior Care, Stanford Health Care
Clinical Assistant Professor, Primary Care and Population Health 
Stanford Medicine

Carol Douglas
Graduate Diploma Family Medicine (Monash),
Graduate Diploma Palliative Medicine ( Univ.Wales, Cardiff)
Director of Palliative and Supportive Care Service Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Chair Metro North Health and Hospital Service End of Life Care Committee
Chair of the Queensland Palliative Medicine Training Pathway
Immediate Past President of ANZSPM

Cynthia Goh
Associate Professor, Lien Center for Palliative Care,
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Senior Consultant & Head, Department of Palliative Medicine,
National Cancer Center Singapore
Clinical Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Daniel Munday
Consultant in Palliative Care and Health Services Research, Consultant Adviser to International Nepal Fellowship Kathmandu, Nepal
Visiting Professor of Palliative Care
Department of Oncology, Bir Hospital
National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
Kathmandu, Nepal, Adviser to Nepalese Association for Palliative Care (NAPCare)
Senior Adviser to Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Usher Institute, Medical School, University of Edinburgh

David Oliviere
Consultant in Psychosocial Palliative Care; Social Worker, Counsellor, Educationalist, Clinical Supervisor, Former Director of Education and Training, St Christopher’s Hospice, London; Visiting Professor, School of Education and Health Sciences,
Middlesex University, London, UK

Eduardo Bruera
Chair, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Eric L. Krakauer
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health and
Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Palliative medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA
Director, Global Programs, Center for Palliative Care,
Senior Technical & Policy Advisor for Palliative Care, Partners In Health
Visiting Assoc Prof, University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, USA

Eric Finkelstein
Duke-NUS Medical School,

Fiona Rawlinson
Programme Director (Senior Lecturer), Cardiff University
Postgraduate programmes (MSc/PGDip) in Palliative Medicine/Palliative care
Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Gilly Burn
Preached and pioneered palliative care in India since 1980s
Set up Cancer Relief India in 1990

Gillian Fyles
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine
University of British, Columbia

Gordon Wood
Associate Director, Education in Palliative and End of Life Care (EPEC) Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Gregory Crawford
Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Director of Research and Education with Northern Adelaide Palliative Service.
Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Adelaide. President-elect of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Chairman of Palliative Care South Australia

Hamilton Inbadas
Research Associate, School of Interdisciplinary Studies,
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Working on ‘Global Interventions at the End of Life’ project of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group
PhD (2015) on ‘Spirituality at the End of Life’ from the University of Nottingham, UK
Former palliative care chaplain, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Trustee, Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust, UK
Ordained minister of the Church of South India, currently associated with the Scottish Episcopal Church, UK

Hunter Groninger
Director, Section of Palliative Care, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University

Ilora Baroness Finlay
MB, BS. (London); MRCS (Eng.), LRCP (London)
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, Professor of Palliative Medicine (Honorary), Cardiff University, Chair, Palliative Care Strategy Implementation Board (Wales), President, Chartered Society for Physiotherapy (Honorary)

Jane Phillips
Professor of nursing , Australia
Director of the Centre for improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic care through Clinical Research and Translatio (IMPACCT) at UTS
Consultant Pain medicine and Palliative Care, Venkateshwar Hospital, Delhi, India

Jeremy R Johnson
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCP (London), FRCR (Oncol)
Emeritus Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Director of Education and Research Karunashraya, 
Varthur Main Road, Kundalahalli Gate, Bangalore

Jochen Becker-Ebel
PhD, Adj. Prof. for Palliative Care,
Yenepoya University, Mangalore


Joris Gielen
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Center for Healthcare Ethics, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Joshua Hauser
Buehler Centre on Aging, Health and Society
Fellowship Director, Palliative Care
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Section Chief, Palliative Care
Jesse Brown (Chicago) VA Medical Center, Director, EPEC Program

Julia Downing
Chief Executive International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)
Honorary Professor Makerere University, Uganda

Karl Lorenz
Section Chief, VA Palo Alto - Stanford Palliative Care Programs
Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine
Director, VA palliative care Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC)

Katherine Irene Pettus
Liaison for International Association of Hospice and Palliative care to International Drug Policy Consortium,
Vienna NGO Coalition on Drugs and UN Economic and Social Council
Research Interests: International Law, Palliative Care, harm reduction, global health ethics,
theology, catholic social thought, post/neo- colonial studies

Keri Thomas
National Clinical Lead, GSF Centre CIC for End of Life Care, London
Hon. Professor End of Life Care, University of Birmingham

Lakshmi Koyyalagunta
MBBS and DA at Grant Medical college, Mumbai
Residency in Anesthesiology at U Mass, Worcester
Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Beth Israel( Harvard Medical School), Boston
Currently working as Professor at MD Anderson Cancer center
Interests: Interventions in Cancer pain; drug abuse/misuse in the cancer pain setting

Liliana De Lima 
MHA, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care,
Executive Director, 5535 Memorial Drive, Suite F - 509, Houston, USA

Elizabeth Ann Minton
Retired Centre Head Maggies Cancer
Support and Information Centre Oxford, UK

Manuel Trachsel
MD, PhD, Institute of Biomedical Ethics and
Medical History, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse, Switzerland

Max Watson
Medical Director of the Northern Ireland Hospice
Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster
Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queens University in Belfast
Author and editor of more than 10 palliative and oncology books with the Oxford University Press including the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care
Developed a range of teaching programmes in Palliative care including the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) and the European Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care

Meera Agar
University of Technology
Sydney, Australia

Megan Doherty
Doctorate of Medicine. University of Ottawa, Canada
Fellowship in Palliative Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Paediatrics (FRCPC)
Pediatric Palliative Care Physician, Pediatric Palliative Care Program,
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario & Roger Neilson House, Ottawa, Canada

Mhoira E F Leng
Head of Palliative Care, Mulago Hospital and Makerere University, Kampala
c/o Hospice Africa Uganda, Kampala
Medical Director, Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust

Michael Minton
Retired Medical Director, Palliative Care Unit, 
Oxford University, Hospitals

Michael Preodor
End of Life Care (EPEC) Program
Former Chief, Palliative Care Section,
Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Michael Rabow
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology in the Division of General Internal Medicine,
Department of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco

Nezamuddin Ahmad
FCPS, MD, CCEPC (Calicut)
Professor of Palliative Medicine,
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
He has been involved in the development of Palliative Care in the university and
has been instrumental in establishing the Centre for Palliative Care in the University

Nikki Pease
Velindre Hospital
Cardiff University
Wales, UK

Odette Spruyt
Associate Professor, Palliative Medicine Specialist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre / Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Head of the Pain and Palliative Care research program at PMCC and VCCC
Founder and Exec Member, Australasian Palliative Link International

Ramaswamy Akhileshwaran
MBBS, MD(Radiotherapy), Dip in Palliative Medicine (Wales, UK),
Grad Dip in Geriatric Medicine (NUS) Specialist in Palliative Medicine,
FAMS Consultant, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Robert Twycross
Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University,
Director and Co-Editor-in-chief, palliativedrugs Ltd.

Rolf Detlef Treede
Chair of Neurophysiology
Medical Faculty Mannheim
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Ross Pinkerton
Medical Director, Hummingbird House Children's Hospice
Queensland, Australia
Trained at the Queens University, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin followed by post graduate research studies at the Institute of Child Health, London.
Oncology training at Great Ormond Street Hospital,
London and the Centre Leon Berard, Lyon
Worked as paediatric oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
Professor of Paediatric Oncology in 1995 and Director of the Paediatric Oncology research programme at the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London.
Chairman of the United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Study Group, leading the New Agents group and the Lymphoma study group

Sheni Meghani
Medical Director, Palliative Care Program
VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Kansas, USA

Simon Sutcliffe
Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia
Associate Scientist with the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC
Cancer Agency.
A graduate of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England in 1970,
Dr. Sutcliffe's training encompassed internal medicine, scientific research,
medical and radiation oncology in the UK, South Africa, US and Canada.
Staff appointments have been held at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Princess
Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute and the BC Cancer Agency

Stephen R. Connor
Executive Director
Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
Editor of: Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life - 2014
Author of: Hospice & Palliative Care: The essential guide - 2009  
Hospice: Practice, Pitfalls, & Promise - 1998

Sydney Dy
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Medicine and Oncology, Johns Hopkins
Core Faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality