Jennie WellsGeriatrician - Chair
Research Interests / Specializations: Alzheimer Disease and Geriatric Rehabilitation.
Teaching: Alzheimer's Disease, Geriatric Rehabilitation
Biography: Dr. Wells is an internist/geriatrician and associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Western Univeristy. In June 2011, Dr. Wells assumed the role of Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine.
Michael BorrieGeriatrician - Past Chair
Research Interests / Specializations: Research interests include predictors of conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer Disease (AD), including sensitive Neuroimaging techniques, and the clinical evaluation of new treatments for AD, geriatric rehabilitation and falls in the elderly.
Teaching: Mild cognitive impairment, Demenia, Geriatric Rehabilitation
Biography: Michael Borrie, MB ChB, FRCPC is a Geriatrician and Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Western University. He was an MRC (New Zealand) Training Research Fellow 1983-1985 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He completed his training in Internal Medicine in Edmonton, Alberta and in Geriatric Medicine in London, Ontario.
Research Interests / Specializations: Polypharmacy, Delirium, Alternate Levels of Care
Teaching: Polypharmacy, Delirium
LHSC, University Hospital, Room B9-104, 339 Windermere Road, London, ON, N6A 5A5
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Research Interests / Specializations: Delirium, Hospital Care of the Elderly
Teaching: General geriatrics, Care of the Hospitalized Elderly
Research Interests / Specializations: Efficacy of medical education strategies, Innovative curriculum design
Teaching: Healthy Aging, Normal Aging, Geriatric Clinical Methods, Communication Skills, Portfolio
Biography: Laura Diachun, B.A.Sc., M.Ed., MD, F.R.C.P.(C), is a Geriatrician and Associate Professor with Western University. She graduated from the McMaster University Medical School in 1993. She completed her training in Internal Medicine at Western Univeristy in 1996 and in Geriatric Medicine at McMaster in 1998. She completed her Master of Education in the field of Health Studies Higher Education through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.) of the University of Toronto in 2001.
Research Interests / Specializations: Parkinson's Desease in the Elderly,
Biography: Joel Hurwitz is a medical graduate from Queens University of Belfast in Northern Ireland and completed his training in Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine in England before relocating to Canada in the 1970
Research Interests / Specializations: Frailty, Multi-Morbidity, Curriculum Development and Evaluation
Research Interests / Specializations: The relationship between cognition and mobility in the elderly. Gait as an early predictor of frailty and dementia. Falls prevention in older people with cognitive impairment.
Teaching: Gait disorders, Falls in the elderly, MCI and dementia, Frailty, Vitamin D and Frailty, Sarcopenia
Biography: Dr. Montero-Odasso is an internist, geriatrician and a clinical scientist with a research focus on gait and mobility problems as early markers of frailty and cognitive decline.
Research Interests / Specializations: Senior Friendly Hospital Initiatives, Readmission in the Elderly
Teaching: Acute inpatient management of the frail elderly and Polypharmacy.
Biography: Dr. Margaret Taabazuing is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Western University. She graduated from The Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, Havana. She did her residency in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, New York and at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan respectively. Dr. Taabazuing is a clinical faculty with interest quality improvement initiatives. She is currently the Program Director of Geriatric Medicine.
Jenny Thain Geriatrician
Research Interests / Specializations: Osteoporosis and Medical Education
Teaching: Osteoporosis and Orthogeriatrics
Biography: Dr. Jenny Thain is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Western University. She graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she also completed specialist training in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine.
LHSC - Victoria Hospital, Room E6-324, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 5W9