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Chris MacKnightMD, MSc, FRCPC

Division head/chief, Associate professor

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Division of Geriatric Medicine , Department of Medicine

Email: chris.macknight@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-8603
Fax: 902-473-4867
Mailing Address: 
Division of Geriatric Medicine
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
Suite 2650 Veterans' Memorial Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
 
Research Topics:
  • clinical trials
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • frailty

Education

  • MSc, Community Health and Epidemiology (Dalhousie University)
  • Clinician Investigator Program, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Dalhousie University)
  • Certificate of Special Competence in Geriatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Dalhousie University)
  • Specialist Certificate in Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Dalhousie University)
  • MD (Dalhousie University)
  • BSc, (Dalhousie University)

Biography

Dr. Chris MacKnight is head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, associate professor of medicine and geriatrician at the Centre for Health Care of the Elderly in Halifax. He is also a member of the geriatric medicine research group at Dalhousie University and served as program director for the Geriatric Medicine Residency Training Program (2007–2015).

Selected publications

  • Al-Ameel T, Andrew M, MacKnight C. The association of fecal incontinence with institutionalization and mortality in older adults. Am J Gastroenterol 2010:105:1830-4
  • Naglie G, Hogan D, Krahn M, Beattie BL, Black SE, MacKnight C, Freedman M, Patterson C, Borrie M, Bergman H, Byszewski A, Streiner D, Irvine J, Ritvo P, Comrie J, Kowgier M, Tomlinson G. Predictors of patient self-ratings of quality of life in Alzheimer’s disease: cross-sectional results from the Canadian Alzheimer’s Disease Quality of Life (CADQOL) study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatr 2011;19:881-90
  • Naglie G, Hogan D, Krahn M, Black SE, Beattie BL, Patterson C, MacKnight C, Freedman M, Borrie M, Byszewski A, Bergman H, Streiner D, Irvine J, Ritvo P, Comrie J, Kowgier M, Tomlinson G. Predictors of family caregiver ratings of patient quality of life in Alzheimer’s disease: cross-sectional results from the Canadian Alzheimer’s Disease Quality of Life (CADQOL) study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatr 2011;19:891-901
  • Molloy DW, Standish TI, Zhou Q, Guyatt G and the DARAD Study Group. A multicenter, blinded, randomized, factorial controlled trial of doxycycline and rifampin for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease; the DARAD trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2013;28:463-70.
  • Roberts D, Patrick W, Mojica J, Ostryzniuk P, Patrick M, MacKnight C, Kraut A, Shafer LA. The ALERT scale: an observational study of early prediction of adverse hospital outcome for medical patients. BMJ Open 2015:5:e005501

Service & activity

  • Reviewer, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, ‘Project Scheme: 2016’ (2016)
  • Co-chair, Nova Scotia Multi-Site Research Ethics Board (2014–present)
  • Member, Department of Medicine Executive Committee (2015–present)
  • Member, Frailty Committee, Dalhousie Department of Emergency Medicine (2014–present)
  • Member, NSHA Long Term Care Medical Advisory Committee (2009–present)

Selected awards & honours

  • Service Award, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (2012)
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