|Dr. DAVID B. HOGAN is a specialist in geriatric medicine. Born in Baie Comeau (Quebec), his post-secondary education took place at St. Francis Xavier University, Dalhousie University (where he graduated with his MD in 1977), University of Alberta, University of Ottawa and the University of Western Ontario. From 1984 till 1990 he was a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University where he served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education.
In 1990 he moved to the University of Calgary where he founded the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine. He served as its Head for a total of twelve years. David was the first Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Calgary, a position he still holds. This was the first Chair in geriatric medicine established in Canada. He 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 (CGS) and editor of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal. He is also a Past-President of the Alberta Medical Foundation. David has been recognized with a number of national awards such as the Prix d’excellence of the RCPSC, the Distinguished Service Award of the CGS and the William B. Spaulding Award of Associated Medical Services Inc.Research interests include cognitive impairment and dementia. David is the author of about 450 publications and has participated in a number of provincial and national research and data synthesis initiatives, including the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging and the guidelines developed by the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health that won the 2010 CIHR Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging.An early member of the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research, David held a number of positions in the organization including President (1997-1999). He was a member of the steering committee and a topic lead for the 3rd Canadian Consensus Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia. David was an associate and friend of Irma Parhad. Irma got him involved in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging and at her request in 1994 he took over from her as Medical Director of the Cognitive Assessment Clinic, a position he held until the Clinic closed in 2010.