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Sinha Samir 2015 09

Samir Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC

Mount Sinai Hospital

Member: Research Management Committee

Samir Sinha is the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals, and is also the Provincial Lead for Ontario's Seniors Strategy. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A Rhodes Scholar, after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Sinha obtained a Master’s degree in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at Oxford University’s Institute of Ageing. After returning to pursue postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, Samir went to the United States, where he served as the Erickson/Reynolds Fellow in Clinical Geriatrics, Education and Leadership at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults, and in November 2014 Maclean’s named him one of The 50 most important people in Canada. He has consulted with and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, Canada, the United States and China on the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health.