Vice President of Research & Scientific Director, Health Sciences North Research Institute
Medical Lead for Seniors Care, Health Sciences North
Consulting Geriatrician, Health Sciences North
Health Sciences North Volunteer Association Research Chair in Healthy Aging
Professor, Medical Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. McElhaney studied at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine from 1982 to 1986 and received her MD degree with honours. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine from 1986-1989 and her Fellowship in geriatric medicine from 1989-1991 at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine. From 1991 to 1998, she was on the Faculty of the University of Alberta where she held a number of positions related to her research and geriatric medicine at the University of Alberta Hospital. She was recruited as Associate Professor of Medicine to Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1998, became Director, Office of Research and Faculty Development, Department of Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2000, and completed the Hedwin van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (from 2001-2002). At the University of Connecticut Health Center, she was Director of the Clinical Research Interdisciplinary Scholars Program (from 2003-2005) and continues to hold an appointment in the Center on Aging and the Department of Immunology. In 2005, she was appointed as the Allan M. McGavin Chair in Geriatrics Research at the University of British Columbia and was Division Head of Geriatric Medicine until 2011.Dr. McElhaney is currently the Health Sciences North Volunteer Association Chair in Healthy Aging and the Vice President Research and Scientific Director of the Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury, Ontario.