Dr. Kathleen (Casey) Clarkson (she/her)

Geriatrician, Horizon Health Network

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Fredericton Area


Dr. Clarkson completed her training in Internal and Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University. She has been working as a geriatrician with Horizon Health Network since 2014. In addition to her clinical work in the care of older adults, Dr. Clarkson is actively involved in medical education at a regional and national level. She has been the co-lead on a number of quality improvement initiatives within Horizon Health Network.

  • BSc (Hons), Mount Allison University
  • Doctor of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Quality improvement in the delivery of Geriatric Medicine
  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • Polypharmacy and rational prescribing
  • Cognitive disorders

  • Evidence-Informed Interventions for Falls Risk Reduction (co-lead)
  • Addressing potentially inappropriate medication use in the comprehensive geriatric assessment (co-lead)
  • Use of person-centred language in Geriatric Medicine consultation letters (co-lead)

Clarkson K. 10 clinicians, 456 charts: How we tackled quality improvement as a team. Royal College Newsroom 2022.

Clarkson K, Rockwood K.  Emergency Department’s Case of the Month: “Can She Go Home?” The Canadian Journal of Diagnosis 2012;29(1):1-6.

Clarkson K, Cassidy K, Eskes G. Singing Soothes: Music Concerts for the Management of Agitation in Older Adults with Dementia. Canadian Journal of Geriatrics 2007;10(3):80-87.