Dynamic faculty committed to teaching. Both core and elective rotations occur in a variety of settings from rural to inpatient. Strong links with subspecialties offering electives in Behavioural Neurology, Movement Disorders, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Exciting opportunity for a joint fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology. Research skills are fostered with significant opportunities to participate in research at varied levels and many areas of interest.
Program Resources: Division of Geriatric Medicine at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University has been very supportive of residents; supporting international travel to meetings, leadership courses, and support and mentoring in establishing careers. Our excellent Evaluation and Research group is available to assist with research projects.
Meet our current Geriatric Medicine Sub-Specialty Residents
Dr. Luxey Sirisegaram, PGY5
Luxey is from Markham, and completed her BSc. Neuroscience at Carleton University in Ottawa. She went on to completing her M.D at the University of Calgary and is a proud humaroo. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training here at Western, and is so happy to be here for her Geriatrics fellowship as well, starting in the summer of 2020. She is also currently in the process of obtaining her Masters of Applied Science Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality at Johns Hopkins University. Luxey is interested in dementia and quality improvement in the geriatric sphere. In her spare time, Luxey is usually found out with a pair of binoculars birding, exploring new local breweries, trying out new recipes and travelling the globe. Watch video
Dr. Shany Gertzbein, PGY4
Shany started her Geriatric Medicine Residency with Western in the beginning of 2021. She completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto and her residency in Internal Medicine at Queen’s University. She is passionate about care of the elderly and aims to work with patients and their families to promote aging with dignity. Outside of work she enjoys the outdoors, trying new recipes, and spending time with her two daughters. Watch video
Dr. Shara Nauth, PGY5
Shara is from Markham, Ontario and obtained her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from McMaster University in Hamilton. She completed her MD in Toronto at the Mississauga campus and then moved downtown to continue her training in Internal Medicine. She and her fiancé are thrilled to be making London their new home for her geriatrics fellowship training, which began in September 2020. She is particularly interested in medical education and health leadership, and hopes to focus her geriatrics practice on bone health and safe perioperative care in the elderly. Shara is a lover of the arts and was the director of her med school musical theatre production as well as a professional opera singer before her residency days. In her spare time she can be found experimenting with watercolours and modern calligraphy, playing with her newly adopted kitten Rosie, and going for virtual bike rides in her living room. Watch video
Dr. Marly Isen, PGY4
Marly is from Toronto and completed her Bachelors at McGill University in International Development Studies and Biology. Before attending medical school, she completed her MSc in Global Health through McMaster University and worked in Alzheimer’s disease research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. She completed her MD at Tel Aviv University in Israel and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Western University. She is thrilled to be starting her Geriatric Medicine program this year, as becoming a Geriatrician has been her dream since the outset of medical school. She is passionate about delivering holistic, compassionate, evidence-based care to older adults. Marly, her husband, toddler and dog are loving their quiet, rural life on the outskirts of London, spending time hiking, cooking and making campfires. Watch video