Paige MoorhouseMD, MPH, FRCPC, MSM

Division Head and Professor

Phone: 902-473-8603
Fax: 902-473-7133
Mailing Address: 
Division of Geriatric Medicine
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
Suite 3323 Veterans' Memorial Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
Research Topics:
  • frailty
  • end of life care
  • clinical program development
  • elderly
  • long term care
  • cognition
  • dementia


  • MPH (Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health)
  • Internal medicine residency (Dalhousie University)
  • Geriatric medicine residency (Dalhousie University)
  • MD (Dalhousie University)
  • BSc (University of Toronto)


Dr. Moorhouse is interim head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and co-founder of the Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization Program (PATH), which is a multi award winning program dedicated to helping patients and their caregivers make health care decisions that reflect individual values and quality of life. This geriatrician and professor of medicine is an accomplished clinician researcher who joined the Division of Geriatric Medicine in 2007.

Research interests

Dr. Moorhouse’s research focuses on vascular cognition impairment; end-of-life care; driving and dementia; program evaluation and application; and care planning for older adults. She is the principle investigator for several provincial and national grants including the NCE funded Technology Evaluation in the Elderly (TVN) program, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation and the University Internal Medicine Research Fund.

Selected publications

  • Clark DA, Khan U, Kiberd BA, Turner CC, Dixon A, Landry D, Moffatt HC, Moorhouse PA, Tennankore KK. Frailty in end-stage renal disease: comparing patient, caregiver, and clinician perspectives. BMC Nephrol. 2017 May 2;18(1):148. PMID: 28464924.

  • Lawson B, Sampalli T, Wood S, Warner G, Moorhouse P, Gibson R, Mallery L, Burge F, Bedford L. Evaluating the Implementation and Feasibility of a Web-based Tool to Support Timely Identification and Care for the Frail Population in Primary Healthcare Settings. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2017, 6(7), 377–382

  • Moorhouse P, Theou O, Fay S, McMillan M, Moffatt H, Rockwood K. Treatment in a Geriatric Day Hospital improves individual outcome measures using Goal Attainment Scaling. BMC Geriatrics. 2017 January 7;17(1): 9 PMID: 28061887

  • Moffatt H, Mallery L, Moorhouse P. Routinely Engaging Caregivers to Understand their Experience and Outcome with the PATH Program. J Fam Med. 2016; 3(5): 1068

  • Muscedere J, Andrew MK, Bagshaw SM, Estabrooks C, Hogan D, Holroyd-Leduc J, Howlett S, Lahey W, Maxwell C, McNally M, Moorhouse P, Rockwood K, Rolfson D, Sinha S, Tholl B, for the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN). Screening for Frailty in Canada’s Health Care System: A Time for Action. Canadian Journal on Aging. 2016 November;35(3):281-297.


  • Staff physician, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax (2007 – present)
  • Attending physician, internal medicine and cardiology, Dartmouth General Hospital (2006 – 2007)
  • Support physician, Intensive Care Unit, Saint John Regional Hospital (2006 – 2007)

Service and activity

  • Model of Care Steering Committee (Acute Medicine Services Planning) (2018 – present)
  • Advanced Care Planning and Goal Planning Forum (ACP Forum), Advisor (March 30, 2016)
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Frailty Strategy Committee: Co Lead and Chair (2015 – present)
  • Department of Medicine Resident Research Committee, Member (January 2014 – 2017)
  • Faculty of Medicine Research Advisory Committee, Member (January 2014 – 2017)
  • Provincial Home Support Review for Department of Health & Community Services, Newfoundland, Clinical Expert (January 2016 – April 2016)
  • SOME (Suggested Optimization of Medication for the Frail Elderly) Polypharmacy Initiative, Member: Education Committee (2014 – present)
  • Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Committee on Driving and Dementia, and Committee on Quality of Life, Member (2015 – present)
  • Canadian Frailty Network, Knowledge Translation Committee, Member (2014 – present)

Selected awards and honours

  • NSHA Central Zone, Peri-operative, Interdisciplinary Dragon’s Den Award: $50,000 funding, First place. (May 2017)
  • Young Alumna of the Year Award. In recognition of a physician in the first two decades of a career, whose work in clinical practice, teaching and research is already significant and widely known. Awarded by the Board of Directors of the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association. (2017)
  • Quality Team Award (Silver) for Strengthening Primary Health Care for Frail Persons, Capital District Health Authority (2015)
  • 3M Health Care Quality Team Award- The PATH Model (2013)
  • Deloitte IPAC Public Sector Leadership Award, Gold: The PATH Model (2012)
  • Quality Team Award (Gold) for the PATH Clinic: recognizing excellence in innovation, quality and teamwork, Capital District Health Authority (2011)
  • Kaufman Award, Canadian Geriatrics Society (2007)
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