Dr. Camilla Zimmermann is Professor of Medicine and holds the Rose Family Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care at the University of Toronto. She is also Head of the Division of Palliative Care at the University Health Network, a staff palliative care physician at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Institute.
Dr. Zimmermann completed her training in General Internal Medicine at McGill and at Women’s College Hospital, and passed her American Board exams in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She also completed a Master’s degree in Public Health (Social Science and Health) and a PhD (Institute of Medical Sciences) at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Zimmermann is internationally known for her research on palliative and supportive care, particularly in the area of early integration of palliative care for patients with cancer. She has published extensively, including in the Lancet, JAMA and Journal of Clinical Oncology, is co-editor of the textbook Supportive Oncology, and received the William E. Rawls prize from the Canadian Cancer Society for excellence in cancer research. Her research program on early palliative care in patients with solid tumours and leukemia is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.