Alexandra Papaioannou

Alexandra Papaioannou

Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics, McMaster University
Geriatric Medicine Specialist
Hamilton Health Sciences
Executive Director
Geras Centre for Aging Research

Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou is a Professor of Medicine (Division of Geriatrics) at McMaster University, a Geriatric Medicine Specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences and Executive Director of the Geras Centre for Aging Research.

She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Healthy Aging. She is the lead clinician-scientist of the Canadian Geriatrics Society Frailty working group and a member of the Global Frailty Network.

Dr. Papaioannou is the Chair of the Regional Geriatric Program Central and past Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University. She has 396+ peer-reviewed publications, 19 book chapters and 417+ published abstracts (h-index 76; 24,629+ citations). She has mentored 125+ research trainees from undergraduate to post-doctoral fellows many of whom have received nationally-funded awards.

Her program of research is focused on bringing the best research evidence to the frontlines of care for older adults to age with dignity and independence.