Teneille Gofton, MD FRCPC


Assistant Professor, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital B10-106
Phone: 519-663-2911
Secretary: Gina Hunter



Bio Sketch

Dr. Gofton completed medical school at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) followed by Neurology residency training at Western University. She has dual fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York, USA) and in Neurocritical Care and Electroencephalography at Western University. Dr. Gofton is currently an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (Western University) in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and has been a faculty member since 2012. She is the acting director of the Neurocritical Care fellowship training program.

Dr. Gofton has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has received research grant support from national funding agencies. Her research interests and publications are on topics in Neurocritical Care and neuropalliative care. In neurocritical care, Dr. Gofton’s research focuses on disorders of consciousness, status epilepticus and neurophysiology as it relates to deceased organ donation. In neuropalliative care, Dr. Gofton investigates challenges and barriers to initiation of neuropalliative care, neuropalliative care in serious neurological illness and neuropalliative education for trainees.  



Dr. Gofton research interests focus on palliative care for patients living with chronic and progressive neurological disorders. She also participates in research regarding the care of critically neurological patients in the intensive care unit.

Medical Interests

Dementia, Intensive Care

Honours and Awards

  • 2018/06  1st Place Research Poster. Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine 2018 Annual Conference, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians Prize, “Trainees experience distress when faced with end of life care in Neurology: a qualitative exploration.”

  • 2017/06 1st Place Research Project. Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine 2017 Annual Conference, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, “Developing an Evidence-Based Palliative Care Curriculum for Neurology, Paediatric, Critical Care and Anaesthesia Resident Trainees.”

  • 2015/12  The Teaching Honour Roll, presented by the University Students’ Council, is awarded annually to Western’s best instructors. The honour roll is used to recognize the exceptional efforts and contributions of Western instructors. In order to receive honour roll standing, an instructor must receive a cumulative average of 6.3 or higher out of 7.0 for the first 14 questions on the UWO Instructor & Course Evaluation.

  • 2012/05 Dr. John Brown Award for Patient-Centered Care - University of Western Ontario
    Distinction, Awarded for excellence in patient-centered care.

  • 2009/06 Canadian Neurological Society Francis McNaughton Memorial Prize, awarded annually by the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation for excellence of Research in clinical Neurology – Project title: Functional MRI study of the primary somatosensory cortex in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest.