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Pamela Mosher

Title: Psychiatrist, Division of Psychiatry
Designations: MD, MDiv
Phone: 416-946-4501, ext. 5597
Alternate Contact Name: Charon Paul
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6600
Alternate Email:


Dr. Mosher is originally from Boston, MA and trained in paediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry. Her interests lie in the psychological and bereavement experiences of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer or other life-threatening diseases, and/or who are receiving palliative care; adolescent and young adult palliative psychiatry, and the emotional experiences and anticipatory grief experienced by family members and caregivers.


Grief in childhood and adolescence, the experiences of young adults receiving palliative care, grief in medical education.

Education and experience

  • 2000: MDiv, Harvard University
  • 2006: MD, Stanford University
  • 2011: Residency and Fellowship, Brown University Triple Board Residency Program
  • 2012–2015: Physician, Pediatric Palliative Care, and Physician, Child Psychiatry IWK Health Centre
  • 2012–2015: Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2012–present: Staff Psychiatrist, Consultation-Liaison Team, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2013–present: Staff Psychiatrist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • 2015–present: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry


  • 2011: Laughlin Fellowship, American College of Psychiatrists


  1. Avery, J., Geist, A., D'Agostino, N., Kawaguchi, S., Mahtani, R., Mazzotta, P., Mosher, P., Al-Awamer, A., Kassam, A., Zimmermann, C., Tam, S., Srikanthan, A., & Gupta, A. “It’s more difficult...”: Clinicians’ Experience Providing Palliative Care to Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed with Advanced Cancer. Journal of Oncology Practice, Nov. 25, 2019. DOI: 10.1200/JOP.19.00313. 
  2. Soklaridis S, Ferguson G, Bonato S, Saikaly R, Mosher, P. Being there: protocol for a scoping review of the medical education literature on grief support training for medical professionals. BMJ Open 2018;8:bmjopen-2018-022778. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022778. 
  3. Mosher, P. J. (2018). Everywhere and Nowhere: Grief in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatric Clinical Populations. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 27(1), 109-124.
  4. Troncoso, G., & Mosher, P. (2018). Hipomanía y corticoides en pacientes oncológicosReporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura. Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría, 56(3), 169-176.
  5. Battista, V & Mosher, PJ. (2014). Palliative Care for the Infant, Child, or Adolescent with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). In V. Ferguson (Ed.), Pediatric Life-Limiting Conditions. Pittsburgh, PA: Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. 
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