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. Shany Gertzbein, PGY5

 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. Taureef Mohammed, PGY5


Taureef is from Trinidad and Tobago, where he completed his medical degree at the University of the West Indies. He moved to Canada in 2019 to start internal medicine residency at Western. He chose to do geriatric medicine as he had always liked stories and geriatric medicine was all about getting the full story. He writes about his experiences as a doctor in a fortnightly column for the T&T Newsday (https://newsday.co.tt/?s=taureef). Outside of work, he enjoys reading, running, and listening to music. 

 Dr. Marly Isen, PGY5

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


Dr. Lauren Winquist, PGY4

 Lauren Winquist

Lauren is from London, Ontario and obtained her Bachelor of Medical Sciences at Western University. She completed her medical degree at Queen’s University and returned to London to pursue her residency in Internal Medicine at Western University. Lauren is thrilled to be continuing her training in Geriatric Medicine in her hometown, where she first fostered her passion for the health and wellbeing of older adults. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys playing soccer, running, birdwatching, and exploring the outdoors with her husband.