Our North York Team

Dr. Sunny Sandhu – MD FRCP

ANESTHESIOLOGIST – DIRECTOR OF INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Dr. Sandhu is fellowship trained in interventional pain medicine with double board certifications in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He has extensive experience in treating malignant and non-malignant chronic pain with image-guided interventions addressing the underlying pathology.

Dr. Katherine Isles – MD, FRCP

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Dr. Isles has years of experience in chronic pain management, disability evaluations and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Alan Shievitz – MD, CCFP (EM)

INVESTIGATIVE CORONER, FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Focused practice in chronic pain Dr. Shievitz has many years of experience in interventional Chronic pain management. Dr. Shievitz is a peer assessor with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in area of Chronic Pain.

Dr. Hien Ta – MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRCPC

ANESTHESIOLOGIST – PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN.

Dr. Ta combines the knowledge of Anesthesiology and Family Medicine with special care for Chronic Pain Patients. He is active in Interventional Pain Management. He is an expert in preparing out of hospital facilities for meeting the standards and inspections.

Dr. Rodrigo Castro – MCFP, DABFM

PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN.

Dr. Castro is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with extensive training in Pain Management and Spinal Care. He is currently a member of the North American Spine Society and the Canadian Pain Society among other highly recognized organizations. Originally from New York City, he is fluent in Spanish and is an avid runner in his free time.

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Dr. David Mula – MD, CCFP

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Mula has extensive training in interventional pain management and disability evaluation. He is an experienced pain practitioner and an active educator in the area of chronic pain.

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Dr. Henry Lai – MD, CCFP (EM)

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Lai combines his knowledge of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Medicine for comprehensive Chronic Pain Management.

Dr. Peyvand Ashtarani – MD, CCFP

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Ashtarani is a family physician and has had a comprehensive family practice for many years. He has a special interest on extensive training on Interventional Pain Management and recently focused more on emergency and OR assistant.

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Dr. Rizwan  Muhammad – MD

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Muhammad has many years of experience in medical and interventional Chronic Pain Management.

Dr. Neil Verma – MD, CCFP (EM)

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

As a Pain and Injury Management Physician, Dr. Verma utilizes various imaging studies, detailed physical examinations, and ultrasound guided procedures to accurately diagnose and treat pain and injuries.  Dr. Verma’s focus is to provide comprehensive care to his patients in order to identify and manage the root cause of pain.  This includes a combination of medications, injections, physiotherapy, along with multi-disciplinary support from psychologists, chiropractors, and medical specialists.

Niusha Ghazban, Ph.D., R.P.

Niusha is a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She received her masters and doctoral degree in Psychology from Ryerson University in 2013. She has completed post-doctoral internships at Atlanta Psychological Services, conducting various psychological assessments on children and adults. She also completed a second post-doctoral training working with individuals with opioid dependencies at North Fulton Treatment Centre, in Atlanta, Georgia. She has extensive experience working with adults suffering from chronic pain and other related disorders such as depression and anxiety. Niusha is also a sessional Psychology instructor at the Raymond Chang School for Continuing Education at Ryerson University. She is also the psychological consultant and mental health provider at Zendose.

Registered Psychotherapist

Dr. Hossein Aliabadi- MD

Dr. Aliabadi has many years of experience in medical and interventional Chronic Pain Management.

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Our Thornhill Team

Dr. Roger Lam – MD

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Lam is a Senior Pain Consultant with years of experience in focused pain practice.

Dr. Peter Wan – MD, FRCP

SPECIALIST OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Wan combine his extensive experience in Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine for proper diagnosis and management of complex chronic pain patients.

Dr. Viet Cuong Dao – MDCM, CCFP

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Dao has many years of experience in medical and interventional Chronic Pain Management.

Dr. Ali Akef – MD

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Akef has many years of experience in medical and interventional Chronic Pain Management.

Dr. Lawrence Luftspring – MD

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Luftspring is a Senior Pain Consultant with years of experience in focused pain practice.

Dr. Steve Blitzer – MD

FOCUSED PRACTICE IN CHRONIC PAIN

Dr. Blitzer is a Senior Pain Consultant with years of experience in focused pain practice.

Dr. Aly Lakhani – MD, D.A.B.I.M., F.R.C.P.C

SPECIALIST OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Lakhani is an attending staff physician at Toronto General Hospital with teaching and practice privileges. He combines the knowledge of Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine for comprehensive patient care. He has training in Interventional Pain Management.