- Geriatric Psychiatrist
- Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
Dr. Ana Hategan is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She completed her psychiatry residency at University of Ottawa and obtained her subspecialty certification in geriatric psychiatry. Among other medical education leadership positions, she has been an innovator in her role as the curriculum developer for the geriatric psychiatry subspecialty training program since its inception at McMaster University. She is the recipient of several teaching awards for medical education, including the 2018 Certificate of Merit Award from the Canadian Association of Medical Education. She has been a chief editor at Medscape Psychiatry, a member of the editorial board at Journal of Psychiatry Reform, and a peer reviewer for multiple medical journals world-wide. She has published six medical books, among which her “Geriatric Psychiatry: A Case-Based Textbook” (released in April 2018) was one of the top 10 publications globally in both psychiatry and neurology for Springer Science in 2018. She has published over 75 journal articles and book chapters.
Two of her main scholarly interests have been research in medical education, with an emphasis on the integration of models of early fostering and enhancing scholarly activities during residency training, as well as curriculum development and novel approaches for resident wellness in the era of sustainable medicine. Additionally, she has completed research/scholarly projects and been published multiple times over the past recent years on topics of homelessness in older adults, delirium, vitamin D and association with neuropsychiatric disorders on older adults.