Dr. Samir K. Sinha
Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, Expert Lead, Ontario Seniors Strategy. Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals
Samir is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. He is currently Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Samir further serves as Chair of the Health Professionals Advisory Committee of the Toronto Central LHIN and is a Medical Adviser to the Toronto Central CCAC.
A Rhodes Scholar, after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, Samir obtained a Master’s degree in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at Oxford University’s Institute of Ageing. After returning to pursue postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, Samir went to the United States, where he most recently served as the Erickson/Reynolds Fellow in Clinical Geriatrics, Education and Leadership at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Samir’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. He has consulted with and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, Canada, the United States and China on 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.