Dr. Naheed Dosani
MSC, MD, CCFP(PC), BSc
Palliative care physician & Health justice advocate
Equity in Palliative Care: Providing Palliative Care to Meet Those That are Structurally Vulnerable Where They Are At
As a palliative care physician and health justice activist, Dr. Naheed
Dosani is dedicated to advancing equitable access to healthcare for
people experiencing structural vulnerabilities like poverty and
homelessness. These efforts include founding the Palliative Education
and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) Program at the Inner City Health Associates in downtown Toronto, serving as the Medical Director of Kensington Hospice (Toronto’s largest hospice), as Health Equity Lead at Kensington Health, a Health Equity Expert Advisor at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and as a palliative care physician at St. Michael’s Hospital at Unity Health Toronto.
Dr. Dosani shares his passion for palliative care and health equity with learners as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. His research interests include improving care models for people experiencing structural vulnerabilities and access to palliative care for culturally diverse communities.
Dr. Dosani has received many prestigious honours for his trailblazing work. These awards include the Meritorious Service Cross for Humanitarianism from Canada’s Governor General in 2018, a humanitarian award from the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians in May 2019 and the Early Career Leader award from the Canadian Medical Association in 2020. Most recently, Dr. Dosani received an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Laws) from Ontario Tech University in 2022.
● Palliative Care Physician, Department of Family & Community Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital at Unity Health Toronto
● Founder and lead physician, Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH), Inner City Health Associates
● Medical Director/Health Equity Lead, Kensington Hospice/Kensington Health
● Health Equity Expert Advisor, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
● Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto
● Recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross for Humanitarianism