We are pleased to extend a warm welcome Dr. Katriina Hopper, Geriatrician, to Sault Area Hospital’s Algoma Geriatric Clinic. Dr. Hopper comes to us from Michigan’s Upper Penninsula.
She attended Northern Michigan University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Music and Physiology. She then attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and received her Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Hopper studied at Yale for her Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship and for her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology.
Upon completing her training, Dr. Hopper led the development of a geriatric medical clinic in the rural area of Houghton, Michigan. She is keen to apply her learnings to help grow the Algoma Geriatric Clinic. “My goal is to encourage independence in older adults so they can remain at home for as long as possible and to promote their safety while they are in hospital.”
According to Dr. Hopper, she has always wanted to practice in Canada. “I love Canada and it has been a long-time dream to practice and live here.” When asked why she chose to practice at SAH, she says, “One of the greatest resources in Sault Ste. Marie is its people and everyone at SAH and in the community has been cordial, helpful, welcoming and friendly. I am excited to be part of the multidisciplinary team at the Algoma Geriatric Clinic.”
Dr. Hopper looks forward to getting to know her patients and the community. She has a husband, 17-month old daughter and a 4-year old daughter. “When we lived in Connecticut, we developed a love of Italian food so we are thrilled to live in the Sault where there is a great selection of Italian cuisine.” Dr. Hopper loves music and hopes to get involved with the Algoma Conservatory of Music. She also enjoys snowshoeing, skiing and hiking.
Welcome to Dr. Hopper and her family!