Dr. John Flannery
Co-Chair, ECHO Ontario Superhub
Dr. John Flannery has been a specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation for 25 years. His area of specialty has included the entire gamut of all the physical rehab domains including amputee, burn, electro-diagnostic medicine, chronic and musculoskeletal pain, as well as all of the neurologic rehabilitation fields (ABI, Stroke and SCI). He was Residency Program Director at U of T for over 10 years, as well as the lead for the Specialty Committee at the Royal College for four of those years (2009-12). He has been the Medical Director of the MSK and Multisystem Rehab Program at Toronto Rehab since 2003. In 2013, he was selected by peers and administrators in the GTA as one of 30 top "Toronto Docs" and profiled in Toronto Life magazine for his compassionate care and leadership in Rehab.
Currently, in his leadership role in the MSK Program, his main areas of focus include educational system level endeavors. This includes his role as the Co-Director of “Project ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) Superhub Training” with its international reach into over 30 countries with particular interest in the facilitation process of learning. As well, he is the physician lead for the Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program-Rehab Pain Service (RPS) and the recently launched Pain Research Institute (PRI), which is embarking on a journey from the anatomy lab to the bedside in exploring how the muscle interacts with the neurologic system and the effects of medication, exercise and other therapies on persistent pain.