Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Geriatrics of the Sinai Health System and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto. In 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario government to serve as the expert lead of the Ontario’s Seniors Strategy. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Recently, Dr. Sinha became the founding Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Canada’s new National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University.
A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sinha’s breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults and around the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health. In 2014, Maclean’s proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly. Dr. Sinha is the co-principal applicant for the CIHR funding opportunity which supported this work.