Expert Panel


Clinicians, individuals with lived experience, program directors, knowledge translation experts, researchers, and administrators and other relevant stakeholders were invited to join the Can-SCIP Expert Panel in May 2019. Panel members were asked to declare any conflicts of interest, involvement in research and provide their role and discipline. To read more about the declaration of conflict of interest process followed, please visit this link.

We extend our particular gratitude to the entire expert panel for their expertise, dedication and support of the Can-SCIP Guideline:

Name

Role/Expertise

Expertise

Organization

Andrea Townson

Physiatrist

Medical education & SCI Rehab

University of British Columbia

Andréanne Richard Denis 

Physiatrist

Rehab management of SCI

Hôpital Sacré-Cœur de Montréal

Andrei Krassioukov

Physiatrist, Scientist

Autonomic dysfunction & cardiovascular Assessment

ICORD (University of British Columbia)

Blayne Welk

Urologist

Urology-related health services & Neurogenic bladder management

Lawson Health Research Institute

Brian Kwon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Animal Models of SCI, Biomarker-related Research, Blood Pressure Regulation early after SCI & ethical considerations in research

ICORD (University of British Columbia)

Chester Ho

Physiatrist, Scientist

Pressure injury & FES applications

University of Alberta

Christiana Cheng

Research Associate

ACT project

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

Christine Short

Physiatrist, Chair Dept of Medicine

Spasticity management, rehab outcomes, neuropathic pain & walking after incomplete SCI

Dalhousie University

Christopher West

Scientist

Cardiovascular, exercise models in animals & epidural stimulation

ICORD (University of British Columbia)

Colleen O'Connell

 Physiatrist

Sexual health, cannabinoids for neuropathic pain & respiratory management in the community

Fredericton Rehab,  RHSCIR lead, Eastern SCI network Lead

Deena Lala

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Physiotherapist

SCI rehabilitation research

St. Joseph's Health Care London

Denise Hill

Physiatrist

Rehab management of patients with SCI

Lawson Health Research Institute

Eldon Loh

Physiatrist

Neuropathic pain & rehab management of musculoskeletal impairment

Western University

Eleni Patsakos

Research Associate

Bone & cardiovascular assessment in the community

University Health Network

Graham Jones

Respiratory, Scientist

Respiratory care after SCI

Hamilton Health Sciences Centre (McMaster University)

Heather Flett

Advanced Practice Leader

Pressure sores & walking

University Health Network

Jamie Milligan

Family Physician

Pain, primary care

Family Medicine Mobility Clinic Waterloo

Jeff Wilson

Neurosurgeon

Pre-hospital & acute care

St. Michael’s Hospital

John Chernesky

Consumer

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute Lead for consumer stream

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, NASCIC

John Cobb

OT

Pressure injury prevention

Vancouver General Hospital

Karen Ethans

Physiatrist, Administrator

Neurogenic bladder & spasticity

Winnipeg Rehab RHSCIR lead

Kristin Musselman

PT, Scientist

Walking, balance perturbation therapy     & qualitative methodology 

University Health Network

Kristine Cowley

Scientist, Consumer & RHI Board Member

Animal rehab models in SCI

University of Manitoba

Laurent Bouyer

 Scientist

Epidural stimulation, motor control & robotics

Quebec Rehab RHSCIR lead

Leanna Ritchie

Clinical Nurse Educator (Acute Spine)

UTI prevention in acute care

Vancouver General Hospital

Lise Bélanger

Nurse

Acute management of SCI

Vancouver General Hospital

Louise Russo

Consumer

Community living with SCI & anti-violence advocate

N/A

Matthew Queree

Research Coordinator/Knowledge Exchange Specialist

SCI rehabilitation research


Michael Fehlings

Acute Surgeon

Neuroprotection, MRI imaging & acute surgical management of SCI

University Health Network

Milos Popovic

Director of KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Neurorehabilitation

University Health Network

Peter Athanasopoulos

Consumer, ON SCI Alliance

Advocacy & health policy

ON SCI Alliance

Richard Fox

 Neurosurgeon

Acute surgical management of SCI

Edmonton Acute RHSCIR lead

Sean Christie

Neurosurgeon

Non-traumatic SCI

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Shane McCullum

PT

Physical therapy after SCI

Horizon Health Network

Shea Hocaloski

Nurse

Sexuality & fertility after SCI

Vancouver Sperm Retrieval Clinic

Sonja McVeigh

Physiatrist

Rehab management of patients with SCI & musculoskeletal rehab

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Stacy Elliot

Family Physician

Sexual health & fertility after SCI

Vancouver Coastal Health

Steve Casha

Neurosurgeon

Acute SCI perioperative care

Calgary Acute RHSCIR lead

Stuart Howe

CEO

Health system and health policy

SCI-O

Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan 

PT, Scientist

Upper extremity assessment

University Health Network

Susan Jaglal

Scientist

Health services

University Health Network

Teren Clarke

Administrator

Community living with SCI

SCI Canada 

Vanessa Noonan

Director of Research and Best Practice Implementation

Health outcomes

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

John Shepherd

Consumer

Health system and health policy

Consumer

Joanne Smith

Consumer

Dietician

Consumer

Jennifer Duley

Consumer

Physiotherapist

Hamilton Health Sciences