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Robert Fowler

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Primary Care & Health Systems 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

  • 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

  • Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Robert Fowler by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Fowler received the award for his work in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Watch a video about Dr. Fowler's work in West Africa.

  • 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.

Recent ICES Publications

Outpatient mental health follow-up and recurrent self-harm and suicide among ICU survivors of self-harm – a population-based cohort study

Fernando SM, Pugliese M, McIsaac DI, Qureshi D, Talarico R, Sood MM, Myran DT, Herridge MS, Needham DM, Munshi L, Rochwerg B, Fiest KM, Milani C, Kisilewicz M, Bienvenu OJ, Brodie D, Fan E, Fowler RA, Ferguson ND, Scales DC, Wunsch H, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K. Chest. 2022; Oct 28 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI:

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