PATH Team

The doctors, nurses and other health professionals at the PATH clinic have specialized training and many years of experience working with frail, older adults and their families. They are dedicated to helping patients and their caregivers make health care decisions that reflect individual values and quality of life.

Currently, the PATH program is active in two locations in Nova Scotia:

Capital District Health Authority
Centre for Health Care of the Elderly
Veteran’s Memorial Building
Halifax, NS
South Shore Health
Senior’s Community Health Team
Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Lunenburg, NS

Co-Founders

The PATH program was co-founded by Dr. Paige Moorhouse and Dr. Laurie Mallery.

Dr. Paige Moorehouse

Dr. Moorhouse holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto and completed her MD and residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University in 2007. She completed a Master’s of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2008.

Dr. Moorhouse draws on her clinical experience to inspire her research in vascular cognitive impairment, driving and dementia, end-of-life care, frailty, executive function, and technology solutions for team-based care.

She is the principle investigator for several provincial and national grants including the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation and the University Internal Medicine Research Fund. She was the 2007 recipient of the Kaufman Award for Research from the Canadian Geriatrics Society, and the 2006 recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Gerontology Association of Nova Scotia.

 

Dr. Laurie Mallery

Dr. Laurie Mallery graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and completed residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Subsequently, she received her subspecialty training in Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University/Halifax Infirmary Hospital. Her principle interests are the assessment and treatment of dementia, education, and exercise. She has developed a strengthening exercise program for older adults, based on the principles of high intensity resistance training and Pilates exercise.

Dr. Mallery is the head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Director of the Center for Health Care of the Elderly at the QEII Health Science Centre.