Kirsten Wentlandt graduated with her PhD in Physiology and Neurosciences before finishing her MD at Queen’s University. She then returned to the University of Toronto to complete her residency in Family Medicine, fellowship in Palliative Care and a Masters in Health Sciences (Health Administration). She joined UHN after graduating in 2011 as a Palliative Care physician and as the Medical Affairs Lead in Physician Leadership and Development. She currently divides her time between provision of clinical services, teaching, research development and in her administrative roles for UHN’s Medical Affairs portfolio, Cancer Care Ontario and the Toronto Central LHIN’s Palliative Care Council. Dr Wentlandt’s research interests are varied, utilizing concepts and ideas that have come through her experiences in both her clinical and corporate teachings. Quality patient care, patient satisfaction, barriers to care, quality improvement targeting physicians and their leaders are all topics she has explored.