Dr. Monica Branigan is the faculty lead, ethics and professionalism, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. With close to 30 years in practice, she has had a rich clinical experience, including rural, urban, geriatric, student health and palliative care settings. Having acquired a master’s degree in bioethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto in 2002, she became a clinician educator.
She is an associate professor and teaches extensively at the undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty development level around issues of ethics and professionalism, as well as palliative care. Her particular interest lies in facilitating collegial conversations that actively explore how to make skillful ethical and professional decisions in complex situations. In her current clinical role, she is the Medical Director of the Palliative and Supportive Care Service at St Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.