James Downar

James Downar, MD, CM, MHSc, FRCPC

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Dr. James Downar is a Critical Care and Palliative Care Physician at the University Health Network in Toronto. He graduated from McGill Medical School and completed residency training in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Palliative Care at the University of Toronto. He has a Master'ss degree in Bioethics from the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. He is the Program Director for the Conjoint Residency Program in Palliative Care at the University of Toronto and the current chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.
Dr. Downar's research interests include communication and decision-making for seriously ill patients and their families; palliative care for the critically ill; and palliative care for noncancer illnesses.
Can Geriatr J. 2017 Dec;20(4):253-263
Muscedere J, Kim P, Aitken P, Gaucher M, Osborn R, Farrell B, Holroyd-Leduc J, Mallery L, Siu H, Downar J, Lee TC, McDonald E, Burry L
Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec 28;:
Downar J, Koo E, des Ordons AR, Smith O, Cook D, Golan E, Hales S, Tomlinson G, Kalocsai C, Strachan D, MacKinnon C, Sinuff T
Can J Anaesth. 2017 Nov 17;:
Canadian Critical Care Society Ethics Committee, Bandrauk N, Downar J, Paunovic B
J Palliat Care. 2017 Jan 01;:825859717741027
Pilkey J, Downar J, Dudgeon D, Herx L, Oneschuk D, Schroder C, Schulz V
CMAJ. 2017 Aug 21;189(33):E1074
Downar J, Goldman R, Pinto R, Englesakis M, Adhikari N
CMAJ. 2017 Jul 31;189(30):E980-E989
Heyland DK, Dodek P, You JJ, Sinuff T, Hiebert T, Tayler C, Jiang X, Simon J, Downar J, ACCEPT Study Team and the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET)
CMAJ. 2017 Jun 26;189(25):E849-E850
Downar J, Francescutti LH
Am J Case Rep. 2017 Jun 13;18:660-664
Farshchi Zarabi S, Parotto M, Katznelson R, Downar J
CMAJ. 2017 Jun 12;189(23):E808
Downar J, Goldman R, Pinto R, Englesakis M, Adhikari NKJ


Staff, Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University Health Network
Program Director, Conjoint Program in Palliative Medicine, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Divisions of Critical Care and Palliative Care, University of Toronto
Chair, Postgraduate Education Committee, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians