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George Heckman, MD

Dr. George Heckman graduated in 1991 Doctor of Medicine at University of Toronto, Ontario Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with specialist certification in Internal Medicine (1999) and Geriatric Medicine Master of Science (Health Research Methodology, McMaster University in 2006). He holds a Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine and is presently an Associate Professor with the department of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at McMaster University. He also is Lead Geriatrician for the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. Scholarly and Professional Committees include Canadian Cardiovascular Society; Vice Chair; Quality Indicator Heart Failure Working Group and Cardiac Care Network-Heart Failure Management Working Group.

Research interests include management of heart failure in long term care and other frail seniors, primary care management of dementia, home care safety and vascular aging.

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