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Hsien Seow

Senior Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES McMaster Cancer Research Program


Hsien Seow is an associate professor in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University. He is the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation. He was previously a CIHR New Investigator and Cancer Care Ontario Chair in Health Services Research. He earned a PhD is from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a B.Sc from Yale University. His research interests are innovating the palliative care health system and improving quality of care. He has worked with the Ministry of Health, Health Quality Ontario, the LHINs, and various regional and provincial bodies to improve hospice palliative care. He has created guides and tools, which can be found on his website: www.palliativecareinnovation.com.

  • PhD, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • BSc, Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology, Yale University
  • Health services research
  • Palliative care/End-of-life care
  • Healthcare quality
  • Geriatrics and aging
  • Healthcare program evaluation
  • Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, McMaster University
  • Faculty Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
  • Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University

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