Our research team is studying theoretical, empirical and methodological aspects of measuring the effectiveness of specialized palliative care. This involves developing and testing potential models for the provision of palliative care, as well as validating existing measures of palliative care effectiveness and creating new ones. A particular focus is the early involvement of palliative care services in the outpatient setting. This research is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

For a list of Dr. Zimmermann's publications, please visit PubMed, Scopus or ORCID.


Director, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Head, Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network
Rose Family Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care