Faculty Members

Dr. Vincent Thai

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Oncology
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About Me

Dr Vincent Thai graduated with his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1994. He successfully challenged the Internal Medicine Membership exams from the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) i.e. the MRCP (UK) and the Masters of Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine in 1999. Subsequently, he worked as an attending Palliative Care Physician in Dover Park Hospice (Singapore) unti­­­­­l mid 2002. He has also obtained his CCFP (PC) under the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Dr Thai proceeded to complete his Fellowship in Palliative Medicine in Edmonton, Canada, in 2002-2003, under the auspices of the University of Alberta. He has worked as a Palliative Consult Physician in the various parts of the Edmonton Regional Palliative Care Program.

Dr Thai is clinically orientated and is involved in teaching and research activities of the Division of Palliative Care Medicine in the capacity of Associate Clinical Professor with a cross appointment in Department of Family Medicine. He is also the Director of the Palliative Care Services at the University of Alberta Hospital and Visiting Consultant at the Cross Cancer Institute.  


Of note, Dr Thai has won the prestigious Humanism Award twice from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. He has also been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Family Medicine, and Faculty Teaching Recognition from the Department of Emergency Medicine. His research focus is prognostication, sarcopenia related outcomes, and non-cancer palliative care.


Dr. Thai is presently involved in the Seminar Series to the Palliative Medicine Residents.  His topics of instruction are:  Pain and Symptom Management: Neuropathic Pain and Pain and Symptom Management: Delirium.


Dr Thai has published articles related to Prognostication in both Cancer and Non-Cancer palliative patients and Cardiac Palliative Care.  He is actively working on sarcopenia related outcomes in the context of body composition changes in advanced cancer patients.