Emily McDonald, MD, MSc

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Emily McDonald, MD, MSc
Contact Information

5252 De Maisonneuve Blvd, #3E.03
Montreal, QC  H4A 3S5

Email address: 
emily.mcdonald [at] mcgill.ca
(514) 934-1934 ext. 36134
Drug Safety

Dr. McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine and the Director of the Department of Medicine Clinical Practice Assessment Unit. She has completed medical school, fellowship and a Masters in Epidemiology at McGill University and post-graduate training in patient safety and quality improvement at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as well as the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public program in clinical effectiveness. Her research focuses on drug safety and effectiveness with a particular emphasis on polypharmacy and deprescribing in older adults. She has received funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation for ongoing pragmatic randomized controlled trials investigating drug dosing and safer prescribing. She is the co-inventor of MedSafer, a software that guides clinicians and patients through the process of deprescribing. 

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