We are pleased to announce that Amy Tan, MD MSc CCFP (PC) FCFP has accepted the role of Medical Director, beginning November 15th, 2020.
“When I read Victoria Hospice’s 2019-24 Strategic Plan,” says Dr. Tan, “I felt as if someone was inside my brain. I was struck by how aligned my own professional goals are to the way Victoria Hospice envisions the future of hospice and palliative care, especially in the community. Needless to say, I am excited to join the team.”
An Associate Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Dr. Tan has been an attending home and hospice palliative care physician for sixteen years.
In 2017, she was named Top 40 Under 40 by Calgary’s Avenue Magazine in recognition of her passionate advocacy for advance care planning (ACP) and her work in primary palliative care research. Dr. Tan is a lead investigator of a multi-provincial ACP study and has developed a framework used by the University of Alberta to teach family doctors how to talk about how to make end-of-life decisions.
“We are very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Tan’s calibre, energy, and vision to fill this important leadership role within Hospice,” says Kevin Harter, Victoria Hospice CEO. “Our teams look forward to collaborating with Dr. Tan so we may continue to succeed in fulfilling our mission of quality palliative and end-of-life care for all.”
I was struck by how aligned my own professional goals are to the way Victoria Hospice envisions the future of hospice and palliative care, especially in the community.”– Dr. Amy Tan
“We would also like to acknowledge and thank our current Medical Director, Dr. Douglas McGregor, for his unwavering dedication to excellence in patient care at Hospice since 2013,” says Harter.
Dr. McGregor planned to begin his retirement in April but in light of the current pandemic, he graciously postponed his plans. Dr. McGregor will work together with Dr. Tan for one month before starting his official retirement in January 2021.