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Kenneth RockwoodMD, MPA, FRCPC



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Division of Geriatric Medicine , Department of Medicine , School of Health Administration , Department of Community Health and Epidemiology

Email: kenneth.rockwood@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-8687
Fax: 902-473-1050
Mailing Address: 
Division of Geriatric Medicine
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
Suite 1421 Veterans' Memorial Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
Research Topics:
  • clinical and epidemiological aspects of frailty, dementia and delirium
  • complexity of frailty
  • clinico-mathematical correlation


Dr. Kenneth Rockwood is a professor of medicine (geriatric medicine and neurology) at Dalhousie, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research investigator and an active staff physician. He is also the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University. A native of Newfoundland, he received his MD from Memorial University, and completed internal medicine training at the University of Alberta and geriatric medicine at Dalhousie University.

Research interests

A leading authority on frailty, Dr. Rockwood has more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and nine books to his credit, including the eighth edition of the Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology. He is a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Collaboration on Neurodegeneration in Aging, and leads it's Quality of Life theme, and The Knowledge Translation platform.

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