Dr. Darryl Rolfson


Department of Medicine

Division of Geriatric Medicine
    Contact details are for academic matters only.

About Me

Academic Overview

  • I am a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  I obtained a BSc (1989), MD (1993), FRCPC in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine (2000). My academic interests have included medical education and frailty.  

Clinical Settings

  • Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
  • Seniors Clinic, 1A 102 Kaye Edmonton Clinic, Edmonton
  • Telegeriatric Clinics for Northern Alberta

Clinical Interests

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Delirium
  • Frailty in the Elderly

Personal Interests

  • Outdoor adventure
  • Community volunteeris
  • Religion, History, Philosophy


  • In medical education, I have distinguished myself for bedside and classroom teaching excellence, having received both undergraduate and residency level awards.  I also served as the program director in Internal Medicine and Assistant Chair, Postgraduate Medical Education for a period of ten years (2008 to 2017).  


  • My primary career interest has been in the measurement of frailty.  I developed and validated the Edmonton Frail Scale (published in 2006), and have participated in the implementation of frailty criteria in clinical settings since that time.