Dana Mayer received her medical degree from the University of Ottawa and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. She then completed a one-year fellowship in Hospitalist Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She practices Hospitalist Medicine at Sunnybrook as well as outpatient Family Medicine, with a focus on care of the elderly and palliative care. Dr. Mayer is a graduate of the Excellence in Quality Improvement Certificate Program. Her quality improvement and research work has focused on transitions in care and direct admissions to an acute care medical ward for patients from long-term care facilities. Dana has been involved in teaching residents in the community and academic family medicine clinics.