The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Frank D. Ferris, MD, FAAHPM, FAACE

Frank D. Ferris, MD

   Frank D. Ferris, MD, FAAHPM, FAACE
   Director, International Programs
   The Institute for Palliative Medicine 
   at San Diego Hospice
   4311 Third Avenue
   San Diego, CA, USA
   92103-1407
   Office:          +1 619.278.6225
   Fax:             +1 619.278.6279
E-mail:         fferris@sdhospice.org
Internet
: www.palliativemed.org or www.IPCRC.net

Frank D. Ferris, MD is the Director, International Programs at The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, a teaching affiliate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Ferris is a Consultant to the International Palliative Care Initiatives, Network Public Health Program, Open Society Institute, New York, NY, a member of the Board of the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care; Past -President of the American Association for Cancer Education; Co-principal of the Education on Palliative and End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project based at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL; Consultant to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Toronto, Canada, a teaching affiliate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; author / editor of A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: based on National Principles and Norms Of Practice, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) for which he was awarded a Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by the Governor General of Canada, May 2003, and a National Leadership Award by CHPCA in September 2005; and Co-author of I Can’t Stop Crying: It’s So Hard When Someone You Love Dies with John Martin, published by Key Porter Books. He is particularly interested in strategies for integrating palliative care into existing healthcare systems worldwide. He has published and spoken widely on multiple palliative care subjects and effective approaches to education and program implementation.

Dr. Ferris received an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Cooperative Applied Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, in 1975. He graduated from McMaster Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario in 1981. He pursued postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. He completed a Fellowship in Pain and Symptom Management at the Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre in 1991. He was a Faculty Scholar with the Project on Death in America from 1998-2000. He became Board-certified with the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 1998, a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM) in 2008 and a Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Education in 2010. He was honored with a Doctoris Honoris Causa degree from Tbilisi State University in February 2011. He continues with appointments as Clinical Professor, Voluntary, in the Department of Family & Preventative Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA; and Assistant Professor, Adjunct, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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