The Medical Director and 3 Attending Physicians are available to serve the residents’ medical needs.  The Home’s 4 physicians visit regularly and provide emergency coverage.  Families wishing to connect directly with the Home’s physician should speak with the Registered Nursing Staff to make arrangements.

Residents can retain their own personal physician provided the physician signs an agreement with the Home and comply with all the requirements set forward for medical care in the Long Term Care Homes Act.  For further information contact the Director of Nursing or the Director of Social Work, Program and Support Services.

Dr. Dan Levine
Medical Director

Dr. Levine has been the Medical Director at the Lodge since 1994. Born and raised in Montreal , he graduated from the School of Medicine at McGill University . While completing his Family Medicine residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal , his interest in geriatrics began to develop. Dr. Levine completed an additional year of training in geriatrics/internal medicine at the Ottawa Civic Hospital . Dan has devoted much of his career to geriatric medicine. His practice covers a wide variety of some of the more highly regarded institutions in the Ottawa area including his work as the Attending Physician at Saint Patrick’s Home, the Glebe Center and Elizabeth Bruyere Continuing Care. Dr. Levine is also a respected member of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa .


Dr. Lynn Rusimovic, MD


Dr Lynn Rusimovic is a Family Physician that completed her Family Medicine residency in Montreal at McGill University in 2005.  She went on to complete a Fellowship in the Care of the Elderly program at the University of Ottawa in 2007.  She has been in practice since 2007 and practiced family medicine in a clinic for several years.  Her interest is in geriatrics and she works in several long term care homes in Ottawa. She works as an attending physician at the Perley Rideau Veteran’s  since 2007 in long term care and since 2014 in convalescent care. She also works at the Glebe Center.  She joined Hillel Lodge in 2019.


Dr. Michael Malek, MD

Dr. Michael Malek is a Family Physician that graduated from the University of Ottawa , Faculty of Medicine in 1995. Following the completion of his Family Medicine residency in Montreal , he has been in Family Practice since 1997. Dr. Malek joined Hillel Lodge as an attending physician in 1997, and has a special interest in geriatric medicine. Currently, he is a staff physician at the Ottawa Hospital Family Health Team and also provides in-patient care at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. Dr. Malek is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, and involved in the training of both medical students and Family Medicine residents.


Dr. Gayatri Uppal, MD

Dr. Gayatri Uppal was brought up in India.  She completed her post-graduate training in internal medicine in India.   She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1997.   Completing her entrance exams and clinical clerkship at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, she joined the University of Ottawa Family Medicine Residency which was completed in 2004.  Dr. Uppal completed a one year fellowship in Care of the Elderly program at the University of Ottawa.   She later joined the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in 2006 where she worked as the attending MD for convalescent care until 2014.  She presently works at the Perley Long Term Care Veterans units.  She is the attending MD at St. Patrick's long term care since 2006 and St. Vincent chronic care units since 2009.  Joining Hillel Lodge in 2015.  Dr. Uppal has an academic appointment with the University of Ottawa where she is involved in clinical teaching of medical students and residents.



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