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Dr. Robin Fainsinger reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Fainsinger is Director and Professor in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. He is also the Director of the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Clinical Director of the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit, and Medical Director for the Edmonton Zone Regional Palliative Care Program in Edmonton. He is active in education and research and has published articles on a number of palliative care topics, with an interest in dehydration, delirium, and sedation at the end of life
MB, ChB: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1981
Internship in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and General Surgery including Orthopedics and Urology: Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa, 1982
Internship in Psychiatry: Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK, 1987
Fellowship in Palliative Care: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 1990–1991
College of Family Physicians of Canada
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB:
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