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Paige MoorhouseMD, MPH, FRCPC, MSM

Associate professor

Division of Geriatric Medicine , Department of Medicine

Email: paige.moorhouse@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-4995
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 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 associate 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

  • Moorhouse P, Koller K, Mallery L. End of Live Care in Frailty. Interdiscip Top Gerontol Geriatr. 2015;41:151-60. doi: 10.1159/000381232. Epub July 17, 2015
  • Eskes GA, Lanctot KL, Herrmann N, Lindsay P, Bayley M, Bouvier L, Dawson D, Egi S, Gilchrist E, Green T, Gubitz G, Hill MD, Hopper T, Khan A, King A, Kirton A, Moorhouse P, Smith EE, Green J, Fley N, Salter K, Swartz RH, and Heart Stroke Foundation Canada Canadian Stroke Best Practices Committees (2015), Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: Mood, Cognition and Fatigue Following Stroke practice guidelines, update 2015. Published online ahead of print June 29, 2015. International Journal of Stroke. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12557
  • Moorhouse P. Treatment of hypertension in frail older adults in nursing homes: Evaluation of an educational intervention for physicians. Accepted May 18, 2015. Biomedical Journals. Ms. No. Biomedical Journals-15-767R1.
  • Moorhouse P. Not if, but when: A communication-based intervention for driving cessation. Accepted May 5, 2015. Biomedical Journals. Ms. No. Biomedical Journals-15-609R1
  • Alfaadhel TA, Soroka SD, Kiberd BA, Landry D, Moorhouse P, Tennankore KK. Frailty and Mortality in Dialysis: Evaluation of a Clinical Frailty Scale. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. Published March 4, 2015. DOI: 10.2215/CJN.07760814


  • 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

  • Member, Canadian Stroke Network Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Vascular Depression Task Group (2011 – present)
  • Member, Canadian Conference on Dementia, Board of Directors, (2011 – present)
  • Member, Technology Evaluation in the Elderly, Knowledge Translation Committee, (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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