Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

Biography

Jayna Holroyd-LeducDr. Holroyd-Leduc is the current Section Head of Geriatric Medicine and the Medical Director of the Specialized Geriatric Services (AHS Calgary Zone), and Deputy Department Head-Academic at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. Dr. Holroyd-Leduc is also the Chair of the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) Knowledge Translation Committee and member of the Research Management Committee.

Her research focus relates to health outcomes, quality improvement and knowledge translation in geriatric medicine and seniors’ health. Dr. Holroyd-Leduc is the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine and holds research funding from CIHR and Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions and is Medical Director, Specialized Geriatric Services Calgary zone, Alberta Health Services. She is also an Associate Editor for the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Dr. Holroyd-Leduc received her medical degree and then completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She completed a research fellowship in Geriatrics and Quality Improvement as a VA Quality Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. She is widely regarded as an international scholar in geriatric medicine, and has published more than 80 peer-review papers in the field. Her leadership in the area of improving care for older hospitalized adults was recently recognized by a 2016 University of Calgary Peak Scholar nomination for outstanding excellence in entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge engagement.