Dr. Abouali is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Michael Garron Hospital. He earned both his medical degree and completed his orthopaedic residency at McMaster University. Following this he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the University of Toronto.
He was formerly the team surgeon for the Toronto F.C. and Toronto Argonauts football teams. In 2015, he was appointed lead physician for the Toronto Pan Am Games. He currently acts at the team surgeon for the Oshawa Generals OHL hockey team and Rugby Ontario.
His practice involves treating recreational, amateur and professional athletes with upper and lower extremity injuries, with a special interest in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery as well as regenerative medicine.
Dr. David Cifu, MD
David Cifu, MD is the Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration, Chairman and Professor in the Department of PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He is the Senior TBI Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He’s been funded on 43 research grants for over $137 million, including currently serving as Principal Investigator of the VA/DoD $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC). He has delivered more than 550 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 220 scientific articles and 65 abstracts, and co-authored or edited 34 books and book chapters.
Dr. John Flannery has been a specialist in PM&R for almost 25 years who has worked briefly in community practice followed by partially affiliated academic practice in Calgary and then Toronto, before settling into a full academic position over the last 16 years. His area of specialty has included the entire gamut of rehabilitation including amputee, burn, electrodiagnostic medicine, and musculoskeletal as well as neurologic rehabilitation (Stroke, ABI and SCI). He was Residency Program Director at U of T for over 10 years and has been the Medical Director of the MSK program at Toronto Rehab since 2003. In 2013 he was selected by his peers and administrators in the GTA as one of 30 top “Toronto Docs” and profiled and the Toronto Life magazine for his compassionate care and leadership in Rehab.
In his leadership in the MSK program, his main areas of focus at the present time include educational endeavors as the Co-Director of the “ECHO project (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) Superhub Training” with its international reach into over 30 countries as well as the lead for the Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program (CIPP) with the recent launch of the Research Pain Institute (RPI) as it embarks in its journey from the anatomy lab to bedside in exploring how the muscle interacts with the neurologic system and the effects of medication and exercise and other therapies on persistent patterns.
Bernard has always been a staunch advocate for the rights of injured persons.
Well-known for his philanthropy, he provides executive and financial support
to many non-profit organizations across Ontario.
He frequently organizes events for persons with brain and spinal cord injuries.
Bernard has 54 years of experience in Personal Injury litigation and is a Lifetime Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Within the firm, Bernard is personally involved in most of the serious cases as well as taking an advisory position on most other cases, by providing insight and ensuring each client receives maximum compensation structured according to the specific needs of the client.
He has lectured extensively to various medical, legal, insurance and rehabilitation groups throughout North America. He is also widely published, including co-editing Butterworths’ Personal Injury Practice Manual.
Dianne received her nurses training at the Mack School of Nursing. She attended Brock University for her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Masters of Education. Experience in a wide variety of clinical and nursing settings gives Dianne a rich knowledge base that allows her an understanding of the severity of the injuries that our clients face. Her role as the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Niagara for six years gives her the advocacy skills that are required as a Medical Consultant to Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers. The additional services that Dianne provides to the clients of Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers are unique to this firm. Beyond the legal expertise in our office, Dianne offers medical insight that assists the lawyers to understand the degree of disability and impairment. Her knowledge is particularly supportive in “catastrophic determination”.
Dr. Carolina Landolt is a leading Canadian rheumatologist, currently delving into the study, research, and discussion of medical cannabinoids. One of the fundamentals of her practice is a concern for the stigma associated with medical cannabis and patients.
The idea to create Summertree Medical Clinic came about when Dr. Landolt saw how beneficial medical marijuana was in helping her patients cope with their symptoms and regain freedom from disabling pain. A particular woman, despite being in remission from lupus, still struggled with daily debilitating pain resistant to standard treatment. This patient had come to the grim conclusion that she would never experience another pain-free day for the rest of her life.
Months later, when the patient returned, she confided that she had started using cannabis – and that it had made a huge difference in decreasing her pain and improving her sleep. She had even reduced her dependence on narcotics. It was transformative. She was the first of many patients that shared similar stories with Dr. Landolt.
As a rheumatologist and internist, Dr. Landolt has over 25 years experience, both in clinical and academic settings. Our approach emphasizes education, disproving stigma to create confident cannabis users. We work with patients to provide custom solutions, paying particular attention to ratios of THC and CBD. A major area of success has been the management of Fibromyalgia.
Dr. Angela Peddle, OD, FCOVD
Angela Peddle, OD, FCOVD, graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed a Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation from SUNY State College of Optometry where she was awarded the distinguished Dr. Martin Birnbaum Memorial Award for outstanding knowledge and skill in Behavioural Optometry. Dr. Peddle is the founding President of the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, a non-profit organization that promotes public and professional awareness and education in vision therapy.
She currently owns two private practice vision therapy clinics in the Toronto area where she teaches residents and interns. With a keen interest in education, she has published articles and posters on vision rehabilitation, strabismus, amblyopia, and learning-related vision problems. She is also an international lecturer, offering courses in therapy techniques, oculomotor dysfunctions, binocular vision, and the newest research in strabismus/amblyopia therapy.
Dr. Linda Probyn
Dr. Probyn is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Western University, completed her Residency training at McMaster University followed by a Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship at the University of Toronto where she is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging. Dr. Probyn is the past Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program and is now the Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. Dr. Probyn has clinical and research interests in a broad range of musculoskeletal diseases with a particular focus on ultrasound, sports injuries, trauma, osteoporosis and arthritis. She also has a strong interest in teaching and education including the use of ultrasound simulation to train learners. She has published several scholarly projects and presents her work and teaches at many National and International conferences.
Dr. Raz is the Director of Medical Business Development at Apollo Applied Research Inc. (Apollo). Apollo strives to better understand the impact of medical cannabis by fully educating patients on the proper use of medical cannabis, and tracking the clinical outcomes of different strains of cannabis on various medical conditions in order to validate their efficacy and improve outcomes.
Dr. Raz obtained her Bachelor of Biochemistry and Bachelor of Science degree before continuing her education to achieve her Doctorate of Medicine in 2012 from Windsor University School of Medicine.
Dr. Raz began her work with cannabinoid therapies in 2014 for a Health Canada approved licensed producer of medical cannabis. She helped to develop an educational program which she than taught to physicians of various disciplines on the proper utilization of medical cannabis by their patients.
Dr. Raz is also an integral part of Apollo’s educational sector informing and instructing both medical doctors as well as members of the legal community dealing with personal injury on the proper use of medical cannabis for patients who require it, as well as the potential medical benefits reported to date.
Dr. Raz was an integral member of a medical team conducting drug interaction studies at the Autistic Treatment Centre as well as Northwest Memorial Hospital in the Department of Urology. She conducted the literature review of accepted Guidelines for the Management of Brain Metastases at the University Health Network Department of Neurosurgery. She prepared educational material for medical residents to support their understanding of complex medical diagnosis for the Department of Hematology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Raz has been a long time community volunteer and most recently ran for both the Chicago and Toronto Marathons to raise funds and awareness for Cancer.
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Dr John Rutka is a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto with a subspecialty interest in otology/neurotology. He is the co-director of the University Health Network (UHN) Center for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing and the Hertz Multidisciplinary Neurotology Clinic. Dr Rutka has had over 100 peer reviewed publications and authored 6 textbooks in otology/neurotology to date in addition to numerous book chapters. His current research interests include systemic ototoxicity, prevention of medicolegal ramifications from surgery and dizziness post head injury. He is currently the chief mentor for the Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation fellowship in otology/neurotology. Dr Rutka lives in Toronto with his wife Marilena and their 3 children.
Radiologist-In-Chief and Head Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre;
Fellowship Program Director, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto;
Associate Professor, Departments of Medical Imaging and Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto;
Affiliate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute;
Chair, Examination Committee for Neuroradiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;
Dr. Charles Tator
Charles H. Tator OC, MD, PHD, FRCSC trained in neurosurgery and neuropathology at the University of Toronto, and was the university’s Chair of Neurosurgery, from 1989-99. He was Head of Neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital, and the University Health Network. In 1992, he founded ThinkFirst, Canada, a national brain and spinal cord injury foundation aimed at reducing the incidence of catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries. He has published over 400 papers in peer review journals and 85 book chapters, mostly in the field of brain and spinal cord injury. He has performed research on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of brain and spinal cord injury. Currently, his spinal cord injury laboratory is focused on stem cells and ant-inhibitory factors for promotion of regeneration of the injured nervous system. He has held two research chairs at the University of Toronto, the Dan Family Chair in Neurosurgery and the Campeau-Tator Chair in Brain and Spinal Cord Research. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada (elevated in 2017), and an inductee into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. At present, he is a Senior Scientist in the Krembil Research Institute at the Toronto Western Hospital and a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto. He is Project Leader of the Canadian Concussion Centre at the University Health Network and Krembil Neuroscience Centre. His concussion research includes postconcussion syndrome, CTE, and concussion policy. Recent awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Spinal Injuries Association, and in 2012 the Excellence in Safety Award of USA Hockey. In 2017, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for his work on the prevention of spinal cord injuries and concussions in sports