Amit Arya

Palliative Care Physician at William Osler Health System

Dr. Amit Arya joined the Division of Supportive and Palliative Care at Brampton Civic Hospital, William Osler Health System in October of 2015. Passionate about medical research, he holds a joint faculty appointment in the Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University & the University of Toronto.  His diverse research interests include point-of-care ultrasound in palliative care, tertiary palliative care in long-term care, and palliative care for racialized communities.  He is also the project lead at William Osler Health System for point-of-care ultrasound in palliative care and has developed a robust “generalist-plus-specialist” palliative care model in long-term care.  Dr. Arya has presented accredited workshops at various venues including Hospice and Palliative Care Ontario, the Ontario Long-Term Care Clinicians Conference, Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine, and the Ontario College of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly. He has been named a “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Change Champion” at William Osler Health System.  For his efforts, Dr. Arya has received the Community Preceptor Teaching Award from McMaster University and was recognized as one of the “Heroes in the Home” by the Central West LHN.  He is also a director-at-large for the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, serving as the research lead and chair of the Choosing Wisely Committee for Palliative Care.

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