Robert Fowler

Adjunct Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Health System Planning & Evaluation Research Program

416-480-6100 Ext. 7471


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  • MSc, Epidemiology, Stanford University
  • MDCM, McGill University
  • BSc, Biology, University of New Brunswick

Research Focus

  • Palliative care/End-of-life care
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Health services research
  • Equity in health care

Other Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Director of Research, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Physician, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Clinician Scientist, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
  • Consultant, World Health Organization, Department of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Order of Ontario

    2016: Awarded to Dr. Rob Fowler for his work with Ebola patients in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia during a sabbatical year with the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014.

  • Meritorious Service Cross (civil division)

    2015: Awarded to Dr. Rob Fowler in recognition of his work with the World Health Organization (WHO) during the global response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Dr. Fowler was presented the distinction in a ceremony at Rideau Hall on December 11, 2015.

  • Mid-Career Investigator Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario

    2013 - 2017: Awarded to Dr. Robert Fowler over four years. Dr. Fowler's research topic is "Improving end-of-life care for Canadians with heart disease and stroke."

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