Dr. Maria Hussain is an assistant professor in Geriatric Psychiatry at Queen's University, and the Program Director for the Geriatric Psychiatry subspecialty program. She completed both her residency in Psychiatry, and clinical fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry, at Queen's University.
Dr. Hussain’s clinical interests include the interface of Geriatric Psychiatry, Medicine and other specialties, as well knowledge translation and capacity enhancement to meet the growing needs of this vulnerable population. She leads the Geriatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison service in Kingston.
Dr. Hussain’s research interests include exploring and developing collaborative models of care for medically ill older patients with mental health issues, as well as scholarship in education in Geriatric Psychiatry. She is currently involved in both clinical and educational research projects.
Dr. Hussain in involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education, is an active teacher, and also has a curriculum development portfolio for the General Psychiatry Program as a member of their RPC. She is the chair of the RPC of the Geriatric Psychiatry subspecialty program in her capacity as the program director. She is constantly striving to improve the residency education experience for the Geriatric Psychiatry residents including successful transition to CBME. Her other interests include resident well-being and mentorship.