Michael Downing

Michael Downing
Adjunct Assistant Professor

MD (Western Ontario)

Michael Downing has worked in the palliative care field for over 30 years, being Medical Director of Victoria Hospice Society (VHS) for 27 years and now VHS Director of Research & Development. He is Past-President of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians and Co-Lead of the Surveillance Network project for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. His experience is in clinical palliative medicine, education, program development and research. He has interest in the use of PDAs and data networks in palliative care for use in clinical research, surveillance and teaching. Michael received his Medical degree from University of Western Ontario and is currently Clinical Associate Professor at University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, Dep’t of Family Practice, Division of Palliative Care as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria.