Robertson, Duncan

Robertson Duncan

Duncan Robertson, MB, BS, FRCP, FRCP (Edin), FRCPC, FACP

Alberta Health Services

Member: Research Management Committee

Dr. Duncan Robertson is specialist in Geriatric Medicine. He came to Canada from UK as a newly qualified physician in 1966 and, after 2 years of post-graduate training in Ontario was, for 3 years, a family physician. He then trained in Internal Medicine (with additional training in Cardiology) in London, Ontario and took further training in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Oxford returning to Canada to become one of the first Canadian physicians recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a Specialist in Geriatric Medicine. His early research publications were in Cardiology and Clinical Geriatrics including province-wide study of prevalence of Cognitive Impairment. He has contributed to several Federal and Provincial initiates in Elder Care over the past four decades and authored chapters in five textbooks in Geriatrics. He was Professor of Medicine at the Universities of Alberta and British Columbia and he headed the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and also the University of Toronto, where he was also Director of the Regional Geriatric Program of Metropolitan Toronto. For many years he chaired the BCMA Geriatric and Palliative Care Committee and was a founding member and later President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh, London and Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has a part-time role as Senior Medical Director of the Strategic Clinical Network: Seniors’ Health of Alberta Health Services and continues a limited clinical consulting practice in Alberta and British Columbia.