Dr. Michael Gordon is one of the best known figures in geriatric medicine in Canada. He has played an instrumental role in establishing geriatric medicine as a recognized subspecialty and bringing it into the mainstream of clinical and academic medicine at the local, national and international levels. Dr. Gordon is known for his vision, enthusiasm, boundless energy and determination. He is an outstanding teacher and mentor to a generation of physicians through his extensive writing and teaching at the undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing education levels. An outspoken advocate and advisor on seniors’ health issues, Dr. Gordon is also an author, prolific contributor and commentator on aging-related topics from print to broadcast.