KinesiologyWestern Health Sciences

Rob Petrella, MD, PhD

Rob Petrella

School of Kinesiology

Parkwood Hospital, Suite B3002
519 685-4292 x42983

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Academic Appointments

  • Beryl & Richard Ivey Research Chair: Aging, Rehabilitation & Geriatric Care (2005-15)
  • Medical Director, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
  • Departments of Family Medicine, Medicine (Division of Cardiology), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • BSc Hons., MA, PhD (Western University)
  • MD (University of Calgary)
  • Diploma in Care of the Elderly Certification) College of Family Physicians Canada)


  • Fellow American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
  • Fellow College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP
  • Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada Licence (LMCC)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

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