Robert Buckman, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Robert Buckman teaches you to say, "the wrong thing" in the right way, and keeps you laughing as you learn. A world-class expert on interpersonal communications, Dr. Buckman has established many of the principles and protocols in this area, and his techniques are taught at hospitals and medical schools around the world. He is also a medical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital, a professor at the University of Toronto, and adjunct professor at MD Anderson. Communicating difficult messages has always been one of Dr. Buckman's critical skills, and laughter is some of his best medicine.
Buckman's projects mix his passion for communication and his Monty Python background. He teamed up with/ his long-standing friend John Cleese to produce a video series for patients and their doctors, explaining in laymen's terms the symptoms and treatment of common illnesses, from angina to breast cancer. This ongoing series earned a bronze award from the British Medical Association.