The AMS Phoenix Project Announces 2018 Fellows and Thematic Grant Award Winners

TORONTO, ON, September 20, 2018 – AMS Healthcare is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the AMS Phoenix Fellowships and Thematic Grants. The AMS Phoenix Project: A Call to Caring is based on the premise that health professionals provide the best care when they are able to balance compassion and technical expertise.  AMS Healthcare is leading the way when it comes to advancing compassionate care within the healthcare community, aiming to instill and sustain compassion in the environments in which health professionals learn and work.

The six recipients of the 2018 AMS Phoenix Fellowships are:

#1. Dr. Gary Bloch MD, CCFP, FCFP, St. Michael’s Hospital

“The Role of Action on Social Determinants of Health in the Culture Shift Toward Compassionate Care”


#2.  Dr. Linda Lee , MD, CCFP(COE), FCFP, MCLSC(FM), The Centre for Family Medicine, Family Health Team

“Enabling Compassionate Advance Care Planning in Dementia Care”


#3. Dr. Lucie Pelland & Dr. Beata Batorowicz, PhD, PT (Reg ON) & MScOT, PhD, Queen’s University

“The COPE Initiative: Creating Compassionate Communities of Healthcare in Pediatrics ”


#4. Dr. James Shaw, PT, PhD, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care

“Understanding the Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Related Technologies for Healthcare Policy and Practice”


#5. Dr. Gillian Strudwick, RN, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

“Delivering Compassionate Mental Health Care through and with Technology”


#6 Dr. Nabil Sultan, MD, FRCPC, MEd, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

“Developing Character-Based Leadership Through Networking, Research and Education.”

Thematic Grants are awarded to graduated Phoenix Fellows who are working to scale-up, spread and sustain the work from their Phoenix Fellowships.

The 2018 Thematic Grants were awarded to:

#1. Dr. Ayelet Kuper,  MD, DPhil, FRCPC, University of Toronto

“Assessment and Evaluation of Medical Education for Compassionate, Person-Centred Care”


#2. Dr. Javeed Sukhera, MD, FRCPC, PhD (c), Western University

“Co-Creating Digital Stigma Reduction Curricula”