The Chronic Pain Team
Andrea Furlan MD PhD is a scientist and pain specialist at Toronto Rehab –University Health Network. She was the leader of the research team that developed the Canadian Opioid Guideline. She developed the Opioid Manager™ tool and many educational tools to teach physicians, nurses, and pharmacists about chronic pain management.
Role: Co-Chair, Evaluation Committee Lead
Ruth Dubin MD PhD, is a family physician with a special focus on chronic pain and opiate misuse in Kingston ON, and Chair of the College of Family Physicians in Canada - Chronic Pain Committee.
Dr Dubin discovered the ECHO Project while attending a pain conference in Arizona in 2012. After visiting the ECHO team at University of New Mexico in late 2012, and speaking about its successes with Dr. Furlan, the ECHO Ontario project initiative was born.
Role: Co-Chair, Education Committee Co-Lead
Paul Taenzer has a PhD in clinical psychology, is the co-principal investigator of the “Ambassador Project” that developed the TOP Alberta primary care low back pain and headache guidelines and cofounder of the Calgary Health Region Regional Chronic Pain Program. He has chaired the Calgary pain conference planning committee from 1990 to 2010.
Role: Executive Committee Member, Education Committee Co-Lead
John Flannery, FRCPC, Master Teacher Program trained at the University of Toronto, is the director of Toronto Rehab - Musculoskeletal Program and has expertise in systems change and quality improvement.His wide range of expertise focuses mainly on complex rehabilitation (amputee, SCI, ABI, burn, polytrauma and peripheral nerve injury) with particular focus in complex musculoskeletal disease during the past 10 years.
Role: Executive Committee Member, Operational Committee Lead
Andrew Smith, MDCM is a neurologist and addiction medicine specialist with a focus in pain and substance use disorders located at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and a Clinical Fellow, Wasser Pain Management Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital.
Role: Executive Committee Member
THE EXPERT HUB
Andrea Furlan, MD ,PhD, Physiatry
Ruth Dubin, MD, PhD, Family Medicine
John Flannery, MD, FRCPC, Physiatry
Paul Taenzer, PhD, Clinical Psychology
Andrew Smith, MDCM, Addiction/Neurology
Orit Zamir, MD, Psychiatry
Mandy McGlynn, APL, PT, Physical Therapy
David Clark, OT, Occupational Therapy
Amy Robidas, RN, Registered Nurse
Lucy Ruggerio, RSW, Social Work
Carlo Ammendolia, PhD, DC, Chiropractic Medicine
Laura Murphy, RPh, Pharmacy
Bonita Rubin, RPh, Pharmacy
Juno Kim, RPh, Pharmacy
Pearl Isaac, RPh, Pharmacy
Jessica Babineau, Clinical Librarian
Expert guests may also be present.