Dr. Valerie Schulz


Director, Palliative Medicine 
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Associate Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Honours and Awards

Recipient of Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Award of Excellence in Palliative Care (2013)


Taneja R, Faden LY, Schulz V, Rawal A, Miller K, Bishop KA, Lingard L. Advance care planning in community dwellers: A constructivist grounded theory study of values, preferences and conflicts. Palliat Med. 2018 Oct 4:269216318803487. doi: 10.1177/0269216318803487

Gofton TE, Chum M, Schulz V, Gofton BT, Sarpal A, Watling C.. Challenges facing palliative neurology practice: A qualitative analysis. J Neurol Sci. 2018 Feb 15;385:225-231. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.12.008. Epub 2017 Dec 7.

Melinyshyn AN, Gofton TE, Schulz VSupernumerary phantom limbs in ICU patients with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Neurology. 2016 May 3;86(18):1726-8. Epub 2016 Mar 11.

LaDonna KA, Bates J, Tait GR, McDougall A, Schulz V, Lingard L; Heart Failure/Palliative Care Teamwork Research Group. 'Who is on your health-care team?' Asking individuals with heart failure about care team membership and roles. Health Expect. 2016 Feb 29.

Tait GR, Bates J, LaDonna KA, Schulz VN, Strachan PH, McDougall A, Lingard L. Adaptive practices in heart failure care teams: implications for patient-centered care in the context of complexity. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2015 Aug 19;8:365-76. 

Schulz V, Smyth C, Jarvis G. Anesthesia, surgery and palliative care [Chapter 19]. In: McConachie I, editor. Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the High-Risk Patient. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; c2014.

Schulz V, Novick RJ. The distinct role of palliative care in the surgical intensive care unit. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Dec;17(4):240-8.

Lingard LA, McDougall A, Schulz V, Shadd J, Marshall D, Strachan PH, et al. Understanding palliative care on the heart failure care team: an innovative research methodology. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 May;45(5):901-11.

Stecho W, Khalaf R, Prendergast P, Geerlinks A, Lingard L, Schulz VBeing a hospice volunteer influenced medical students' comfort with dying and death: a pilot study. J Palliat Care. 2012 Autumn;28(3):149-56.

Nagpal AD, Manji F, Lenssen L, Schulz V, Novick RJ, Kao R. Cheyne-Stokes respiration due to chronic heart failure abates with coronary artery revascularization. Can J Cardiol. 2012 Mar-Apr;28(2):245.e9-245.e11.

Ritsma BR, Berger MJ, Charland DA, Khoury MA, Phillips JT, Quon MJ, Strong MJ, Schulz VMNIPPV: prevalence, approach and barriers to use at Canadian ALS centres. Can J Neurol Sci. 2010 Jan;37(1):54-60. 

Zibrowski EM, Singh SI, Goldszmidt MA, Watling CJ, Kenyon CF, Schulz V, Maddocks HL, Lingard L. The sum of the parts detracts from the intended whole: competencies and in-training assessments. Med Educ. 2009 Aug;43(8):741-8. 

Gofton TE, Jog MS, Schulz VA palliative approach to neurological care: a literature review. Can J Neurol Sci. 2009 May;36(3):296-302. Review.