Dr. Linda Lee

Schlegel Chair in Primary Care for Elders
Director, Centre for Family Medicine Memory Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
Assistant/Adjunct Clinical Professor at Queen’s University Department of Family Medicine, Western University Department of Family Medicine, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems


bio_LeelDr. Linda Lee is a family physician with certification in Care of the Elderly, Director of the Centre for Family Medicine Memory Clinic, Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and Schlegel Chair in Primary Care for Elders. She has developed a Primary Care Memory Clinic model and Training Program which has assisted 78 other primary care settings in Ontario to develop new Memory Clinics. In recognition for her leadership in helping to improve the care of seniors with memory disorders, in 2014, she was awarded the Ontario Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aging Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging.

Dr. Lee’s research interests focus on developing and evaluating innovative programs aimed at improving health care for older adults with dementia and other complex chronic conditions associated with aging.

Key Publications

Lee, L., Molnar, F. Driving and Dementia:  An Efficient Approach to Driving Safety Concerns in Family Practice.  Canadian Family Physician.  2017;63(1):27-31.

Lee, L., Hillier, L.M., Molnar, F., Borrie, M.J. Primary Care Collaborative Memory Clinics:  Building capacity for optimized dementia care. Healthcare Quarterly2017;19(4):55-62.

Lee, L., Patel, T., Costa, A., Bryce, E., Hillier, L.M., Slonim, K., Hunter, S.W., Heckman, G., Molnar, F.J.  Accuracy of gait speed and handgrip strength as a screen for frailty in primary care.  Canadian Family Physician. 2017;63(1):e51-e57.

Lee, L., Heckman, G., McKelvie, R., Jong, P., D’Elia, T., Hillier, L.M. Physician’s Perceptions of Capacity Building for Managing Chronic Disease in Seniors Using Integrated Interprofessional Care Models. Canadian Family Physician. 2015;61(3):e148-e157.

Lee, L., Heckman, G., Molnar, F. Frailty: Identifying elderly persons at high risk of poor outcomes. Canadian Family Physician. 2015;61(3):227-231.

Lee, L., Hillier, L.M., Heckman, G., Gagnon, M., Borrie, M.J., Stolee, P., Harvey, D.  Primary care based Memory Clinics:  Expanding capacity for dementia care.  Canadian Journal on Aging.  2014;33(3):307-319.

Lee, L., Hillier, L.M., Harvey, D.  Integrating community services into primary care:  Improving the quality of dementia care.  Neurodegenerative Disease Management. 2014;4(1):11-21.

Lee, L., Hillier, L.M., Weston, W.W.  Developing Memory Clinics in primary care: An evidence-based interprofessional program of continuing professional development. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.  2013;33(1): 24-32.

Lee L, Kasperski MJ, Weston WW. Building capacity for dementia care: A training program to develop Primary Care Memory Clinics. Canadian Family Physician. 2011; 57(7):e249-e252

Lee L, Hillier LM, Stolee P, Heckman G, Gagnon M, McAiney CA, Harvey D. Enhancing dementia care: A Primary care based memory clinic. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2010; 58 (11): 2197-2204.


Contact Information

The Centre for Family Medicine
Integrated Health Building
10 B Victoria Street South
Kitchener, ON N2G 1C5

Email: lee.linda.lw@gmail.com
Phone: (519) 783-0023