Peter completed training as a public health and preventive medicine physician, and as a family physician at the University of Toronto. He is an investigator at the Bruyère Research Institute and an associate scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
His research uses linked routinely-collected data at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) to develop population perspectives on aging and end of life in Ontario. Peter is currently leading several grants that aim to improve care for palliative and end of life populations: 1. Evaluation and optimization of the use of long-term care facilities; 2. Characterizing and improving transitional care for people with dementia; 3. Building risk-prognostication tools for end-of-life, to improve identification of those who would benefit from palliative care, and; 4. Evaluating different models of palliative care.
Peter also practices family medicine in the community, including performing home visits for his dying patients.