The AMS Phoenix Project Announces 2017 Fellows and Thematic Grant Award Winner

TORONTO, ON, September 27, 2017 – AMS Healthcare (Associated Medical Services Inc.) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the AMS Phoenix Fellowships and Thematic Grant. 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 2017 AMS Phoenix Fellowships are:

#1. Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan MD CM, MSc., CCFP (Family Physician), Ontario College of Family Physicians

“Leveraging large scale mentoring networks to strengthen compassion in primary care.”


#2.  Dr. K. Jones-Bonofiglio, PhD, RN, Lakehead University

“Self-Compassion as the Foundation for Well-Being and Compassionate Care.”


#3. Dr. Katherine Moreau, PhD, University of Ottawa

“Integrating Patients’ Voices into Health Professions Education”


#4. Dr. Frances Kilbertus, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP, MMedEd,

“Learning compassionate care through palliative care practice in primary care communities.”


#5. James Goertzen MD, MClSc, CCFP, FCFP, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

“Developing Norther Ontario compassionate physician leaders: A pathway to compassionate care.”


#6 Dr. Tina Martimianakis, MA, MED, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children

“Surviving workplace transformation enabling compassionate discourse in organizational change.”

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

The 2017 Thematic Grant was awarded to:

#1. Principal Investigator: Dr. Lloy Wylie PhD, Western University

“Educating for Equity:  Building Capacity for Compassionate Care.”