CIHR Team in Frailty and Aging  
              

BIOGRAPHY

Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, MD
Marie-Jeanne Kergoat is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Specialized and Family Medicine within the Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine. She coordinates the nutrition axis of research at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Centre de recherche, where she is also involved in investigating the following research themes: cognitive neuroscience, health and services for the elderly and their families, and sensory (vision) impairment and aging. A physician specializing in geriatrics, she is Chief of Specialized Medicine at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie, and Director of the Cognition Outpatient Clinic.

Her research interests focus on the concept of frailty among older persons. Her methodological approaches involve clinical, evaluative and epidemiological research. Her research topics include protein and energy undernutrition, cognitive problems, geriatric syndromes and assessment of quality of care and services for vulnerable older persons. She is particularly interested in the use of interdisciplinary methods to promote ongoing improvement of clinical practice in hospitals. For this purpose, she uses quality indicators adapted to the geriatric population and the tracer case method. She also developed connections with researchers working in the fields of vision and nutrition, and works with them to explore the consequences of cognitive illness, especially regarding the continuum of Alzheimer-type dementia.

Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, MD

Professor
Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Chief
Department of Specialized Medicine
Institut universitaire de gériatrie de montréal

Tel:  514-340-3515
Fax: 514-340-2832
marie-jeanne.kergoat@umontreal.ca

 

 
 
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