- Internal Medicine Resident, McMaster University
Eric is an Internal Medicine resident who is actively involved in geriatrics research at McMaster University. Under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Patterson, he completed a focus group project looking at delirium recognition by orthopedic nurses. The results were presented at the 27th annual Canadian Geriatrics Society Conference in Vancouver as well as the McMaster Residents’ Research Day in 2016. The project won first place at both competitions. Eric continues to pursue several collaborative quality improvement initiatives at Hamilton Health Sciences. His work will hopefully improve the care of elderly patients in the acute care setting.
Outside of delirium research, Eric has written a book chapter with Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou on osteoporosis treatment (Osteoporosis in Older Persons: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach, 2E, Springer). He won 3 operating grants for his research work, including funding from the St. Peter’s/McMaster Chair of Aging, the Regional Geriatric Program central, and the New Investigator Fund at Hamilton Health Sciences (total funding $59,405). Aside from research, he is also actively involved in the McMaster Pathophysiology Review (www.pathophys.org) as a co-editor along with Dr. Sultan Chaudhry.