Dr. David B. Hogan, MD, FRCP(C)

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Professor of Geriatric Medicine

University of Calgary


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Dr. David Hogan holds the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary (the first Canadian Chair in geriatric medicine). He is a physician and specialist in geriatric medicine.


From 1984 until 1990 he was a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.  In 1990 he moved to the University of Calgary where he founded the Division of Geriatric Medicine and served as Head for its first ten years.  Dr. Hogan has served as Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Specialty Committee in Geriatric Medicine, Chief Examiner in Geriatric Medicine for the RCPSC, President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society, President of the C5R (a national network of dementia researchers), and he is currently editor of the Canadian Journal of Geriatrics. 

Dr. Hogan’s undergraduate and postgraduate medical education took place in Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University), Alberta (University of Alberta), and Ontario (University of Ottawa, University of Western Ontario).


Dr. Hogan has authored over 400 publications (193 peer-reviewed papers, 119 non-peer reviewed publications, 26 books/ chapters/ monographs, and 92 abstracts).  His research interests include cognitive decline and dementia (and its various causes such as Alzheimer disease), falls, frailty, and health services for older Canadians.  Within the last few years he played a leading role in two national projects that developed guidelines for the assessment and care of older persons with delirium and mild to moderate stages of Alzheimer Disease as well as being primarily responsible for a fall prevention algorithm for physicians and other health care providers in Alberta. Dr. Hogan was awarded the 2010 Prix d'Excellence from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada. The prize recognizes members of the College with outstanding qualities who have made significant contributions as a medical educator or provided outstanding service to their community and to the Royal College over a long period of time.