Gary Naglie, MD, FRCPC, FGSA
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Professor, Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation,
University of Toronto
VP, Medical Services & Chief of Staff,
Chief, Department of Medicine
Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
AREA OF RESEARCH
Dr. Naglie’s main areas of research focus on: driving safety in older adults, especially those with mild cognitive impairment and dementia; and quality of life in adults with dementia. As co-lead of the Driving and Dementia Team of the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging, Dr Naglie’s most recent work has included the development of the Driving and Dementia Roadmap (DDR) (www.drivinganddementia.ca), as well as an e-learning program to educate healthcare providers about driving cessation. Dr. Naglie and his team are also studying the acceptance and safety of autonomous vehicles in people with mild dementia. Dr. Naglie’s quality of life research has focused on establishing self-ratings and predictors of quality of life in Alzheimer disease as well as recognizing expressions of personhood in people with late stage dementia.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Dr. Naglie’s contributions to science are evident in his numerous publications (~213) and the many honours he has received. In 2020 Dr. Naglie was listed as one of the Top 2% Most Cited Scientists in the World, as published by Stanford University. From 2012 to 2021, he was the Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging Advisory Board. In 2015, the Integrated Community Care Team for home-bound older adults that he co-developed, was awarded the designation of a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. Dr Naglie was the first incumbent to hold the Mary Trimmer Chair in Geriatric Medicine Research at the University of Toronto from 2002 to 2012. He was also the first incumbent to hold the George, Margaret and Gary Hunt Family Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto from 2012-2022.