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Dr. John Joanisse, Co-Chair, Health Issues Committee


John’s clinical, academic, and research career as a family physician saw him practicing in both rural and remote Ontario as well as in Ottawa. Before he retired from active medical practice in 2021, John held a variety of clinical leadership roles including Medical Director of Résidence St. Louis (1994-2000); attending physician at three retirement residences (1987-2000); and at Hôpital Monfort Hospital, Director of Geriatric Services and Geriatric Teaching (2000-2015), Chief of Staff (1994-2000), co-founder of the Short-Term Rehabilitation Unit (1998). His research interests include interprofessional care, falls prevention, deprescribing, orthogeriatrics, pre-admission orthopaedics, clinical frailty evaluation, and review of the needs of clinicians working in nursing home and residences. John remains active on the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Admissions Committee interviewing student candidates.