One of Canada’s best known geriatric medical specialists

The official website of Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC.


Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin; Geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, author. Picture of Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin; Geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, author

He is one of Canada’s best known geriatric medical specialists. His latest book, Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare follows soon on his memoir Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. Moments that Matter, is a guide for family members to help support them through the very difficult personal and ethical challenges which they often face during the later years of life of their parents and elder loved ones. Brooklyn Beginnings was an exciting departure from his previous books and most recent book which are care and decision-making guides for older patients and their families. The reflections recounted in Brooklyn Beginnings trace Dr. Gordon’s roots and the circuitous path he has taken to reach his position in Canada as a regular contributor and commentator on the joys and problems of the elderly for various TV programs, radio shows, newspapers andmagazines.


Dr. Gordon publishes for the professional press in the United States and Canada and is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media on issues related to aging. He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care, and Former Vice President of Medical Services and Head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, at Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences. Dr. Gordon holds Canada’s first certificate issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the field of Geriatric Medicine. He was awarded a fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2004.Learn more...


Parenting Your Parents Are you struggling to manage your parent's health care, finances, quality of life, or even independence?  If so, you’re not alone.


Many millions of people globally and especially in North America are confronting a new reality as an unprecedented demographic change sweeps over the world.  People are living longer than ever before, thanks to medical science and positive life-style changes.  As a result, millions of elderly parents and grandparents have slowly but surely become more dependent on their loved ones, especially their adult children, to provide them with the love, care, support, and attention they need.


More often than not, these ‘children’ are faced with juggling to balance caring for aging parents while maintaining their jobs and relationships with spouses and growing kids … let alone trying to find some 'me' time. If this is your world, or heading that way, Parenting Your Parents will be a welcome source of support, information and advice for navigating the challenges you’re confronting.


Since the last edition in 2006, much has happened in the field of eldercare. There is now an increasing awareness of the complex challenges posed by the expanding aging population in North America.
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