Cornelius Woelk MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP

Virtual Hospice Clinical Team

Dr. Cornie Woelk is an award-winning rural family practice physician, with more than 20 years of experience in rural palliative and cancer care, and with regional, provincial and national medical organizations. He holds a teaching position at the University of Manitoba medical school, and is a Pallium Educator. Dr. Woelk helps develop information for Virtual Hospice and answers questions at Ask a Professional.



  • MD, University of Manitoba, 1986
  • CCFP, University of Manitoba, 1988
  • Clinical Fellowship, Palliative Care, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1998
  • Clinical Traineeship, Geriatrics, University of Western Ontario, 1998


  • Medical Director, Palliative Care, Regional Health Authority of Central Manitoba
  • Member, Oncology Standards Committee, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Member, Palliative Medicine Residency Education Committee, University of Manitoba
  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee to the Board, CancerCare Manitoba
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Pallium Educator
  • Member, Palliative Care Committee, College of Family Physicians of Canada


  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Section of Teachers, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Doctors Manitoba / Canadian Medical Association
  • Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • Mennonite Medical Association
  • Hospice Palliative Care Manitoba / Canadian Palliative Care Association
  • Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians


  • Resident Research Award, University of Winnipeg, 1988
  • Fellowship, College of Family Physicians of Canada, 2003
  • Foundation Scholarship in Primary Care Oncology, CancerCare Manitoba, 2006
  • Award of Excellence, Manitoba College of Family Physicians, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Woelk, C.J., The Hand the Writes the Opioid, Canadian Family Physician. 2007 June; 53:1015-7.
  • Woelk, C.J., Management of Hope, Canadian Family Physician. 2008 September; 54:1243-5.
  • Woelk, C.J., How Long Have I Got?, Canadian Family Physician. 2009 December; 55:1202-6.