Associate Professor – Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Schlegel Chair in Geriatrics and Pharmacotherapy – Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Bio: Dr. Joanne Ho is the Schlegel Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Associate Professor of medicine, geriatric medicine and clinical pharmacology at McMaster University. She is Founder and Co-Executive Director of GeriMedRisk where she drives innovative solutions to improve medication safety among older adults with multimorbidity and polypharmacy through interdisciplinary clinical consultations, education and research. She is Vice-Chair for the examinations committee with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. She is head of service for geriatric medicine for Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, ON where she provides inpatient geriatric medicine, internal medicine and clinical pharmacology consultation services. In 2022, Dr. Ho was the recipient of the Canadian Geriatrics Society Peter McCracken Physician Innovator in Education Award.