Bios of Current Members

George Heckman, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor

email george.heckman(at)

Dr. George Heckman holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from Laval University (1988) and a Master of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (1991). He graduated in 1995 with a Doctor of Medicine at University of Toronto, Ontario. He completed residency training in internal medicine (1999) and geriatric medicine (2000) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He completed a Master of Science Degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University in 2006. His most recent academic achievement was the Hockey Trainer Certification Program (Level 1 - he is not allowed to perform CPR).

He holds the Schlegel Research Chair for Geriatric Medicine at the University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, and is presently an Associate Professor with the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at McMaster University. He is the Lead Geriatrician for the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. Research interests include management of heart failure in long term care and other frail seniors, chronic disease management of frailty in various care settings, and vascular aging.

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