Margaret Dingle Spence

Director of Oncology and Palliative Care

Dr. Spence is a Consultant in Oncology & Palliative Medicine at the Hope Institute Hospital. Dr. Spence completed training in Clinical Oncology at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. Her training for Palliative Medicine was completed at the University of Wales, Cardiff. Already trained in Palliative Care, Dr. Spence undertook an International Pain Policy Fellowship (2008 -12) at the University of Wisconsin in the U.S. This Fellowship was designed to help physicians improve access to Pain Control and Palliative Care for patients in their own countries.

While working at the Hope Institute Hospital, Jamaica’s only public sector institution delivering both oncology and palliative care services, she saw the need to establish guidelines for the appropriate treatment of cancer pain, based on those published by the WHO.

Team members

Stephen D. Barnhill, M.D.

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Anthony J. Hall, M.D.

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Margaret Dingle Spence

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Herbert A. Fritsche, Ph.D.

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Rama Madyastha, M.D., Ph.D

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Isabelle Guyon, Ph.D.

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Priest Douglas Smith

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