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Graeme RockerBM BCh, MHSc, MA, DM, FRCP, FRCPC


Division of Respirology , Department of Medicine

Email: graeme.rocker@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-6611
Fax: 902-473-6202
Mailing Address: 
Division of Respirology
QEII - Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer Street
Suite 4449 Halifax Infirmary
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7


A graduate of Oxford University Clinical Medical School, Dr. Graeme Rocker completed his postgraduate training in Oxford and Nottingham. His research into adult respiratory distress syndrome led to a doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1989. He also received a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto in 2001. He is a professor of medicine and medical director of the INSPIRED COPD outreach program.

Research interests

Dr. Rocker’s recent CIHR-funded research activities focus on palliation of dyspnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He received the 2009 Roger Bone Award from the American College of Chest physicians for advances/leadership in end of life care and was the lead editor of an Oxford University Press Specialist Handbook on End of Life Care in the ICU, published in 2010.