Faculty Members

Dr. Amanda Brisebois

Clinical Professor. Medical Director Grey Nuns Hospital. Associate Chief Medical Officer Covenant Health

Department of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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About Me

Facility Chief of Medicine, Grey Nuns Hospital
Founder of PPRISM (Outpatient Clinic for Non-cancer Palliative Care and Symptom Management)
Dr. Brisebois is an active member of the Internal Medicine community, and has been an Attending physician on the Grey Nuns Hospital inpatient medicine units since 2000. She graduated from Medical School from the University of Calgary in 1995. After attending a first year of residency at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester Minnesota. She returned to Canada to complete her Internal Medicine residency, as well as completing a year of Oncology training at the University of Alberta. After experiencing multiple years of helping patients live with chronic illness, she returned to do a year of added competency in Palliative Care which was completed in 2012 in Edmonton. She spent 2012-2013 working both on the Palliative Care Consult Service at the Royal Alexandria Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Currently, she is focused on helping non-cancer patient populations, live well with better symptom control and understanding of how disease progression impacts a patient’s life. She founded PPRISM, a non-cancer palliative care outpatient clinic, which is located in the Kaye Edmonton Clinic at the University of Alberta. She is thrilled to now have adjunct appointments in the Division of Palliative Care and the Division of Internal Medicine, as she is actively involved in caring for patients in both of these domains.
Dr. Brisebois is deeply involved in Provincial Networks and co-chairs the Strategic Care Network Committee for Palliative Care Pathway and Guidelines. She is passionate about furthering Provincial education opportunities for families and practitioners, and continues to promote a wider understanding of palliative services in Alberta.
Areas of Interest: 
Dr. Brisebois has a focus on non-cancer palliative care (cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, hepatology, renal diseases). She also is interested in a heightened focus on Advanced Care Planning, and communication around palliative care issues. She is also an avid teacher, having won over 13 major teaching awards in her career to date. She is involved in multiple research initiatives, particularly in the cirrhosis and renal patient populations.

Research Keywords

Cirrhosis Ascites Drainage, Development of a National Palliative Curriculum