Dr. John Puxty is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health at Providence Care. He is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University, the Clinical Lead for the Southeast Specialized Geriatric Services, Integrated Memory Disorder Clinics at Providence Care Hospital and Chair of the Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health.
He has certification as an Internal Medicine Specialist in Geriatric Medicine in both Britain and Canada.
He is an experienced academic geriatrician who has an extensive list of publications and academic presentations, and is the co-editor of two books. He has special interests in Frailty, Cognitive disorders, Age Friendly Communities, distance-education and the use of information technology both as an aid to learning and strategies for effective Knowledge and Information transfer.
Dr. Puxty’ educational roles include supervising clinical clerks and residents on geriatrics rotations, creation of online curriculum resources, and planning several recent Geriatrics CPD events.