Dr. Linda Lee

Director

Dr. Linda Lee is a Care of the Elderly family physician and Schlegel Research Chair in Primary Care for Elders. She is also Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.

Dr. Lee has developed a Primary Care Memory Clinic model, known as the MINT Memory Clinic and Training Program, which has guided the development of new memory clinics in 115 primary care settings in Ontario. She has received a number of accolades for her leadership in improving care for older adults with dementia and other memory disorders, including:

  • The 2014 Ontario Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety;
  • The 2015 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aging Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging;
  • The 2019 Canadian Medical Association Joule Innovation Access to Care Award; and
  • The 2020 Change Foundation Future Innovator Award for improving healthcare experience for patients and caregivers.

Dr. Lee’s research interests focus on improving health care for older adults living with dementia and other complex chronic conditions associated with aging.