Sharon Watanabe

Professor and Director, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta

Sharon Watanabe graduated from McGill University in 1988. After training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Toronto, she completed a fellowship in Palliative Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. She became a staff physician in the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, and later the Unit's Director. She is currently Director of the Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care at the Cross Cancer Institute, and of the Division of Palliative Care Medicine in the Department of Oncology.

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The PaCES (Palliative Care Early and Systematic) Project: Impact of each component of the multi-faceted PaCES intervention on early referral to specialist palliative care