Dr. Joyce Lee

Dr Joyce Lee

Dr. Joyce Lee completed her pharmacy degree and Doctor of Medicine at University of Toronto, and Care of the Elderly fellowship at McGill University. Passionate about providing better care for older patients with Parkinson's Disease, she trained with Dr. Janis Miyasaki at the Movement Disorders Program at Toronto Western Hospital. 

She combined her expertise in geriatrics, pharmacy and movement disorders and founded the first Geriatric Parkinson’s Program in Canada at North York General Hospital, serving as physician lead from 2007 to 2021. Dr. Lee joined the Movement Disorders Program at University of Alberta and started the Geriatric Parkinson’s Assessment Program. She has been appointed the co-director of the Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence. 

Dr. Lee's research interests include care planning and health outcomes including hospitalization prevention in older adults with Parkinson's disease, medication use and medical education. As a co-founder of the Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Course at University of Toronto, she hopes to similarly empower primary care practitioners and teams in Alberta in delivering better, evidence-based Parkinson's care.

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