About Us

José Luis Pereira MBChB, DA, CCFP, MSc(MEd)

Dr. José Pereira is the head and a full professor of the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa and Medical Chief of the Palliative Care programs at Bruyère Continuing Care and The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa.

Dr. Pereira has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals and text books. His clinical research has been primarily in the area of delirium, the use of methadone and equianalgesic dosing ratios of opioids, and spiritual care. He has a special interest in medical education and has presented and published on the topics of evaluation and the use of instructional technologies in support of palliative care education. Dr. Pereira has received several awards and recognitions over the years for his contributions to project development and teaching and research in palliative care, most notably the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s Award of Excellence and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, awarded by the Governor General of Canada, in 2002.