Eric Wong, MD, FRCPC

Eric Wong, BHSc, MD
  • Research Associate, GERAS
  • Geriatrician and Internist, St. Michael’s Hospital and University Health Network
  • Clinician Scientist Training Program, University of Toronto
  • Vanier Scholar, Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Eric completed medical school and internal medicine residency at McMaster University, where he developed an interest in geriatric research. Under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Patterson, he completed a focus group project looking at delirium recognition by orthopedic nurses. The results were presented at the 27th annual Canadian Geriatrics Society Conference in Vancouver as well as the McMaster Residents’ Research Day in 2016. The project won first place at both competitions. Eric continues to pursue several collaborative quality improvement initiatives at Hamilton Health Sciences. His work aims to improve the care of older patients in the acute care setting. He is currently pursuing graduates studies in clinical epidemiology.

Outside of delirium research, Eric has written a book chapter with Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou on osteoporosis treatment (Osteoporosis in Older Persons: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach, 2E, Springer). He won 3 operating grants for his research work, including funding from the St. Peter’s/McMaster Chair of Aging, the Regional Geriatric Program central, and the New Investigator Fund at Hamilton Health Sciences (total funding $59,405). Aside from research, he is also actively involved in the McMaster Pathophysiology Review ( as a co-editor along with Dr. Sultan Chaudhry.