Dr. William B. Dalziel


Bill Dalziel is an internist with a sub-specialty in geriatrics. He studied Medical School (1971-75) at University of Toronto, Internal Medicine


(1975-1980) at the University of Alberta, and Geriatric Specialty Training at the University of California at Los Angeles (1980-1982). He was Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine from 1985 to 1999. He was the Head of the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario (RGPEO) from 1985 to 2010. He is currently Head of Geriatric Outreach Services (RGPEO). In addition he is past President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and past editor of the Journal of the Canadian Geriatrics Society.

His clinical interests include polypharmacy, issues related to driving and dementia, and the pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

He is active in research with a particular focus on dementia care.

His educational interests include dementia, education and medication prescribing in the elderly.   He is a Professor in Geriatric Medicine.

He was awarded the Ronald Cape Distinguished Services Award  for Lifetime Achievement by the Canadian Geriatrics Society  in 2010.


MD, FRCPC, Specialist Certification in Geriatric Medicine


  • Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Research Interests:

  • Dementia
  • Education
  • Frailty


Aminzadeh, F., Molnar, F.J., Dalziel, W.B., & Ayotte, D. (2012). A Review of Barriers and Enablers to Diagnosis and Management of Persons with Dementia in Primary Care. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 15(3), 85-94.

Research Publications 2013/14

Dr. William B. Dalziel Research Publications as of September 2012