The official website of Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC.

Picture of Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin; Geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, authorIn addition to his contributions to the field of geriatric medicine, Dr. Gordon has written and spoken widely on the field of medical ethics, especially in relation to the elderly and to end-of-life situations. He is a member of the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics and in this capacity is involved in ethics education primarily for health care providers. He writes on ethics for medical publications, with articles on medical ethics that appeared in the Annals of Long-Term Care where he was recently appointed to the editorial board. He was recently appointed as Editor-in-Chief, Dementia Resource, and Journal of Current Clinical Care.

During his years at the University of Toronto he has taught medical students and post-graduate medical trainees. He has served on many national, provincial and health organization’s committees and boards including the Canadian National Advisory Council on Aging, the Ontario Drug Benefit Program’s Quality and Therapeutics Committee.  He continues to serve on the College of Physicians of Ontario. He has contributed to many corporations as they develop programs for the care of the elderly, including most recently Pfizer’s More than Medication program.

Picture of Parenting Your Parents, which he co-authored with Bart Mindszenthy,

Parenting Your Parents, which he co-authored with Bart Mindszenthy, is his most recent book. It deals with the joys, trials and tribulations of aging. Parenting Your Parents published by Dundurn Press in the spring of 2002, has had a second Canadian edition published in February 2005, The American edition was published in the fall of 2006. This most recent 3rd edition was released in 2013. To read the book reviews view here Parenting Your Parents. The most recent edition is available in bookstores and online: Chapters-Indigo,, and Barnes and Noble.


Dr. Gordon has received many awards for his contributions to the field of medicine, aging and education. Among these include the College of Physicians Council award in 1999-2000, the Canadian Society for Geriatric Medicine award in 2006, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh fellowship in 2004, and most recently Mentor of the Year by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 2008.