Key Contacts

Division Director

Dr. Sharon Marr
905.777.3837 X12294


Division of Geriatric Medicine


Welcome to McMaster University's Division of Geriatric Medicine, located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. We are a dynamic medicine subspecialty which works with other medical disciplines to maintain and promote the independence & well-being of the elderly individual.

McMaster University affiliated teaching hospitals (Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital, & St. Peter’s Hospital) and other agencies in the Hamilton-Wentworth Region offer an extensive array of services for the elderly, providing a full spectrum of care ranging from the well elderly to the chronically ill.

Geriatric faculty group shot.

Back row: Irene Turpie, William Molloy,
Christopher Patterson, Brian Misiaszek, Tricia Woo

Middle row: George Heckman , David Cowan, Cheryl Allaby,
Sabina Keen-Lammers, Anthony Kerigan

Front row: Simona Abid, Michelle Gagnon, Alexandra Papaioannou,
Joye St. Onge and Sharon Marr at the Division of Geriatrics Faculty
Retreat held at The Hamilton Art Gallery Friday October 10, 2008.

We also work with the Regional Geriatric Programs to help orchestrate Geriatric Services to this region.

Our Mission

  • To maximize the positive aspects of aging, to help manage chronic health conditions and to prevent further deterioration whenever possible for all the patients we see and review.
  • To educate and train a new generation of health professionals in the care of the elderly by means of the available medical evidence
  • Where that evidence is lacking, to undertake research to expand the limits of knowledge in this challenging and ever growing area

Our Vision

In the attainment of the above goals, to always maintain the dignity and diverse needs of the aging individual and their families as a top priority.