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Allen Huang MDCM FRCPC FACP AGSF

Dr. Huang is the Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine. He is a graduate of McGill University and has previously held the posts of director, Division of Geriatric Medicine at the McGill University Health Center and program director, McGill postgrad residency program in Geriatric Medicine. He has a long-standing interest in clinical informatics and he is the co-inventor, along with Robyn Tamblyn, PhD of the Medical Office of the XXIst century (MOXXI) electronic prescribing solution which has provided a system on which 20-years of research into optimal prescribing and expert decision support has run.

Current activity highlights

  • Co-editor of a book published by Springer: “Medication-related falls in older people. Causative factors and management strategies.”
  • Completing a large CIHR-funded cluster-randomized trial at the McGill University Health Center studying the effectiveness of computer-assisted medication reconciliation on admission and at discharge from hospital on the occurrence of patient adverse events, return to ED and re-admission rates at 30-days post-discharge.
  • Completed a comprehensive time-motion study of Internal Medicine residents while they are on duty
  • Exploring the use of a robotic walking machine, SoloWalk, to decrease the time older patients spend during their transition from being bedbound to beginning to ambulate with one-person assistance
  • Engaged in a medical education project aiming to improve knowledge and attitudes towards interprofessional teams in medical residents rotating through Geriatrics
  • Operationalizing the 2015-2020 Division of Geriatric Medicine strategic plan with its focus on M4: Mind, Mobility, Medication and Multicomplexity.
  • Expanding research initiatives with the Department of Anesthesia in the pre-op detection and management of frail older patients
  • Continuing to participate in the Heart Institute Transcatheter Aortic Valve Insertion (TAVI) committee to assist in the screening, selection and management of older people with severe valvular heart disease