One of Canada’s best known geriatric medical specialists

The official website of Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC.


Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin; Geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, author. Picture of Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin; Geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, author

He is one of Canada’s best known geriatric medical specialists. His latest book, Parenting your Parents' third edition follows soon on his book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion and Care. This followed his book Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed soon after the publication of his memoir Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. Each of these books is felt to fulfill a special need that family members share in their pursuit of providing the best of care for their aging loved ones. Most health care professionals should also find the books of assistance to them in the care they provide and in their ability to communicate effectively with family members and those responsible for decision making. Brooklyn Beginnings was an exciting departure from his books devoted to the challenges of care-giving. The reflections recounted in Brooklyn Beginnings trace Dr. Gordon’s roots and the circuitous path he has taken to reach his position in Canada as a regular contributor and commentator on the joys and problems of the elderly for various TV programs, radio shows, newspapers and magazines.


Dr. Gordon publishes for the professional press in the United States and Canada and is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media on issues related to aging. He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care, and Former Vice President of Medical Services and Head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, at Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences. Dr. Gordon holds Canada’s first certificate issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the field of Geriatric Medicine. He was awarded a fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2004. Learn more...


Parenting Your ParentsAre you struggling to manage your parent's health care, finances, quality of life, or even independence?  If so, you’re not alone.
Many millions of people globally and especially in North America are confronting a new reality as an unprecedented demographic change sweeps over the world.  People are living longer than ever before, thanks to medical science and positive life-style changes.  As a result, millions of elderly parents and grandparents have slowly but surely become more dependent on their loved ones, especially their adult children, to provide them with the love, care, support, and attention they need.

More often than not, these ‘children’ are faced with juggling to balance caring for aging parents while maintaining their jobs and relationships with spouses and growing kids … let alone trying to find some 'me' time. If this is your world, or heading that way, Parenting Your Parents will be a welcome source of support, information and advice for navigating the challenges you’re confronting.
Since the last edition in 2006, much has happened in the field of eldercare. There is now an increasing awareness of the complex challenges posed by the expanding aging population in North America.
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