Jeff Myers MD, MSEd
Associate Professor
DFCM - Division of Palliative Care

Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue
Rm H336
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

Accepting

Not Accepting Students

Research Interests

Cancer Care, Education Research, Health Service Delivery, Palliative Care, Quality Improvement

2012 Feb - present: Head - Division of Palliative Care, Palliative Care, Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2012 Feb - present:    W. Gifford-Jones Professor in Pain Control and Palliative Care, Palliative Care, Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2011 - present: Associate Professor, Palliative Care, Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2015 Jul - 2016 Mar: Acting Provincial Clinical Lead, Ontario Palliative Care Network

2015 Jan - 2016 Aug: Chair, Last Year of Life Capacity Building Task Force, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Family & Community Medicine

2010 - 2015: Chair, National Collaborative in Palliative Medicine Residency Training - Working Group on Learner Assessment 

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

Postgraduate Medical Learner Assessment: for competency based curricula, “entrustable professional activities” (EPAs) are a particularly promising method of learner assessment. Areas of research include the development and validation of a set of palliative medicine EPAs, proof of concept and implementation with a focus on faculty development.

Grants

Education development fund. University of Toronto. 2013 May - 2014 Oct Principal Investigator. Developing and validating a set of entrustable professional activities for palliative medicine: Phase One in designing a summative postgraduate learner assessment. $13,228

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

1. Myers J, Krueger P, Webster F, Downar J, Herx L, Jeney C, Oneschuk D, Schroder C, Sirianni G, Seccareccia D, Tucker T, Taniguchi A. Development and Validation of a Set of Palliative Medicine Entrustable Professional Activities: Findings from a Mixed Methods Study. J Palliat Med. 2015 Aug 1;18(8):682-90. 

2. Myers J, Kim A, Flanagan J, Selby D. Palliative performance scale and survival among outpatients with advanced cancer. Supp Care Cancer. 2015 Apr 1;23(4):913-8. Senior Responsible Author.

3. Myers J. Improving the quality of end-of-life discussions. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2015 Mar 1;9(1):72-6. Senior Responsible Author.

4. Myers J, Selby D. Personalizing prognosis in a patient with serious illness. CMAJ. 2014 Feb 18;186(3):169-70. Impact Factor 6.47. Senior Responsible Author.

5. Clarkson R, Selby D, Myers J. A qualitative analysis of the elements used by palliative care clinicians when formulating a survival estimate. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2013 Sep 1;3(3):330-4. Senior Responsible Author.

6. Dr. Hyon Kim, Ms. Elaine Rapp, Ms. Ashlinder Gill. An innovative self-care module for palliative care medical learners. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2013 Apr 30;16(6):603-8. Impact Factor 1.891. Senior Responsible Author.

7. Selby D, Chakraborty A, Lilien T, Stacey E, Zhang L, Myers J. Clinician accuracy when estimating survival duration: the role of the patient’s performance status and time-based prognostic categories. Journal of pain and symptom management. 2011 Oct 1;42(4):578-88. Principal Author.

8. Myers J, Chan V, Jarvis V, Walker-Dilks C. Intraspinal techniques for pain management in cancer patients: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2010 Feb 1;18(2):137-49. Principal Author.

Honours and Awards

2014 Award of Excellence, Ontario Medical Association.

2012 Carmelita Lawlor Lectureship (Faculty of Medicine), University of Toronto.

2011 Teacher of the Year, Palliative Medicine Residency Program, Division of Palliative Care, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2010 Excellence in Faculty Development, Professional Development Awards, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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