About Us

Mission

iScope is a group of clinical experts committed to advancing the care of brain, spine and pain disorders through optimal and novel diagnostics and treatments for patients.

About Us

iScope Concussion and Pain Clinics is Canada’s only national multidisciplinary clinic that has been developed by neurologists to treat the physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep symptoms of concussion and chronic pain.

The multidisciplinary team consists of neurologists, neurology nurse practitioners, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuroradiology, physiotherapists specializing in balance and vision disorders, occupational therapy, clinical counsellors, and kinesiology.

All types of concussion referrals are accepted and wait-time is under 2 weeks. Initial consultation and clinical follow up would be covered by your provincial health care plan. For services, not covered under provincial health care, our clinics are equipped to bill directly through most insurance health plans such as provincial motor vehicle insurance, extended health care as well as short and long term disability plans.

You can be referred through your family physician or call directly for an appointment. Call us today at 1-888-550-5508 for further information.

iScope Doctors

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Dr. Manu Mehdiratta

Neurologist

Dr. Manu Mehdiratta completed medical school at McMaster University in 2001 and Neurology Residency at the University of British Columbia in 2006. He then completed fellowship training in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts and following fellowship served on the faculty in the Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology, BIDMC and Harvard Medical School. He is currently a practicing on-call neurologist and sub-specialist at Trillium Health Partners and co-founded the Trillium Brain and Spine Clinic as well as iScope Concussion and Pain Clinics to better diagnose and treat stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Mehdiratta is on faculty as a Part-Time Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology, University of Toronto. He is actively involved in teaching of medical students as well as stroke and concussion related clinical trials and research. His clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, headache and cerebrovascular diseases. He has published numerous articles, papers and book chapters in the area of neurology.

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Dr. Behzad Mansouri

Neurologist & Neuro-Ophthalmologist

Since 2013, Dr. Mansouri has been an Assistant Professor at the University of MB, with the Dept. of Ophthalmology and the Dept. of Internal Medicine (Section of Neurology), and an Adjunct Faculty Member with the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. Prior to that, he completed his MD at The Tehran University of Medical Sciences, a PhD in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University, a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Ophthalmology at McGill University, a Residency (including a term as Chief Resident) with the Section of Neurology at the University of Manitoba, and a Clinical Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, focusing on concussion, migraine, amblyopia and strabismus.
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Dr. Neda Ansari

Neurologist

Dr. Ansari is a neurologist with fellowship training in Concussion, Post-concussion Syndrome and Chronic traumatic encephalopathy at Toronto Westren Hospital, University of Toronto. She joined University of Manitoba as an Assistant professor in 2016 and continued her collaboration with this university until 2020. Dr. Anssari completed her MD training at The Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2008, Neurology Residency at University of Manitoba in 2016 and Fellowship in Concussion, Post-concussion Syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy at Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto in 2019. She has started a private practice and research since August 2020.
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Dr. Indy Ghosh

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Indy Ghosh gained his medical degree at Queen’s University, his residency at University of Toronto and his Emergency Medicine fellowship at McMaster university. He established a reputation of being a superb clinican and educator at McMaster and was appointed the Program Director of the CCFP EM Fellowship. From there, he was recruited to Mackenzie Health (formerly York Central) to be their Director of Medical Education & Research. Success in this role translated to his Board appointed role as Chief and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Mackenzie Health. He has also served as the Executive Medical Director for a private healthcare company. He was then recruited to CKHA to lead their Emergency Department and his work here garnered him a promotion as the Senior Medical Director for Strategy, Access and Flow within the organization. Currently, he continues his faculty teaching appointment with McMaster University and clinical role as an Emergency Physician at Trillium Health Partners.
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Dr. Ryan Punambolam

MD FRCPC, Neurologist

Dr Punambolam is an experienced neurologist and medical director of the Enhanced District Stroke Center, Windsor Essex. Formerly chief of medicine, Abbotsford Regional Hospital and faculty of Physician Quality Improvement Program at Fraser Health.

He has lectured extensively on quality improvement science, migraine, traumatic brain injury and stroke prevention. He is particularly interested on the impact of meditation and exercise on optimizing brain function. He is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Schulich School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Windsor.

Dr. Dominic Rosso

Dr. Dominic Rosso

Neuroradiologist and Chronic Pain Specialist

Dr. Dominic Rosso, Director of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology at Trillium Health Centre, has performed thousands of specialized procedures since joining in 1998. His expertise has dramatically improved patients’ quality of life and saved the lives of many more. Dr. Rosso graduated with his medical doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 1990. A silver medalist winner, he held the second highest overall academic and clinical standing throughout medical school. Following an internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology, he completed two fellowships – one in Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology at London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario and one in Body Magnetic Resonance (MR), Computer Tommography (CT) and Ultrasound Imaging at St. Joseph’s Hospital, also in London. A naturally gifted teacher and lecturer, Dr. Rosso has made an important contribution to the medical field through the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario. He has attended international symposiums and congresses and published in Canadian and American neuroscience journals. At Trillium, Dr. Rosso has been instrumental in bringing about the centralization of vascular services to effectively meet the needs of the area’s one million residents.
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Dr. Amer Ghavanini

Neurologist

Dr. Amer Ghavanini is a Neurologist and Neuromuscular Disorders Subspecialist. He completed medial school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PhD in Neurosciences at the University of British Columbia, post-doctoral research fellowship in Neuropharmacology at the University of British Columbia and Clinical-Research fellowship at the Western University. He is a prolific author of basic and clinical neuroscientific articles. He has received numerous academic awards, most notably the American Academy of Neurology Founders Award. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Toronto and the Division Head of Neurology at Trillium Health Partners.
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Dr Akil Siva

Physiatrist

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Dr Emily Crookshank

Neurologist

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Dr. Philippe Rizek

Neurologist

Dr. Rizek is a neurologist and Movement Disorders subspecialist. He completed his Neurology residency at Western University, and subsequently his clinical fellowship in Movement Disorders at Western University, under the mentorship of Dr. Mandar Jog. He completed his Master’s degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Queen’s University. He is currently staff neurologist/movement disorders specialist at Credit Valley Hospital; Physician Lead, EEG Quality, at Trillium Health Partners; Neurologist in the Huntington Disease clinic at North York General Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Investigator at the Institute of Better Health, Trillium Health Partners. He has published numerous articles in the areas of movement disorders and neurology. He has won teaching awards, most recently, a teaching excellence award for medical education from the University of Toronto’s MD program.
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Dr. Stephen Brown

Anesthesiologist and Chronic Pain Specialist

Dr. Stephen Brown is a fellowship-trained Anesthesiologist and a Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management. He is also a member of the Chronic Pain Section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society and the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Biophysics from Western University. He received his medical degree from McMaster University in 1994 and his Royal College specialist designation in Anesthesia from the University of Toronto in 1999. Dr. Brown has 20 years of clinical pain management experience. He spent seven years as Chief of two Departments of Anesthesia and has been responsible for the creation of evidence-based pathways and protocols to enhance acute and chronic pain control. He is currently on Active Staff in the Department of Anesthesia at William Osler Health System where he co-Chaired the Chronic Pain Working Group. In 2015 he received the Ontario Medical Association Section on Anesthesiology’s Distinguished Service Award. His leadership roles have included President of the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents, Director of Medical Education at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Anesthesiology, Board Member on the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, Chief of the Department of Anesthesia North York General Hospital, Ontario Hospital Association Physician Provincial Leadership Council, and most recently Chief of the Anesthesia Department and Co-Medical Director of the Surgical Program at William Osler Health System.
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Dr Zohar Waisman

Neuropsychiatry

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Dr Rob Tarzwell

Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine

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Dr. Phil Cohen

Nuclear Medicine

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Dr. Nav Chaudhary

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Navjot Chaudhary, MD, FRCSC, received her medical degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She then completed her Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario followed by Fellowships in Spine Surgery and CyberKnife Radiosurgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Following Fellowship, Dr. Chaudhary joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University as a Clinical Assistant Professor from 2015-2019. Upon moving back to Canada, she joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia in 2019.

Dr. Chaudhary is a member of Women in Neurosurgery (WINS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF), and the Canadian Spine Society (CSS). Her clinical interests include traumatic brain injury (with a focus on concussion and headache management), spine trauma, degenerative spine disease, and neuro-oncology. She has co-authored dozens of textbook chapters and research articles.

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Dr. Elliott Bogusz

Neurologist

Dr. Bogusz started his medical training on the West Coast completing his Masters in Neuroscience and his MD at the University of British Columbia before moving to the prairies to complete his Neurology training at the University of Alberta. He went on to complete a neuromuscular fellowship at the University of British Columbia, and practices neurology with a specific specialty interest in neuromuscular disorders and headache. He is currently a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia, and thoroughly enjoys educating all levels of our BC medical trainees.
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Dr. James Kung

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kung is a B.C. based Emergency Physician. His interests include trauma and clinical informatics. Of course, as a Vancouver native, he is an avid, skier and mountain biker. He is no stranger to concussions and the other associated injuries one can get when tumbling down a mountain!

Dr. Gurleen Athwal

Dr. Gurleen Athwal

Neurologist

Dr. Athwal is a general neurologist passionate in the areas of concussion, seizure, headache, secondary stroke prevention, movement disorders, and dementia/MCI. She started her medical journey by first completing her degree and practicing as an Occupational Therapist at VGH. It is at VGH where her journey for love of medicine started.

She pursued her medical degree at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and recently completed her residency training in Neurology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario before returning to her home town of Vancouver where she now practices and spends time with her family.

She enjoys being outdoors and travelling as well as helping out with the family’s Certified Organic Blueberry farm.

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Dr. Mini Randhawa

Optometrist

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Denise Ferreira

Director, Clinical Operations

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Carla Roberts, MA, BA, ACCP

Chief Communications Officer

Carla received her masters in Performance Enhancement from Ottawa University and is certified in general counselling from the University of Manitoba. She has been leading the field of focus training for excellence in multiple disciplines for over 24 years. Her work within emotional attachment driving behaviour creating experience and results is proven by both her national and global recognition as a leader in patient care within the pharmaceutical industry. Her consulting work extends from professionals to carded athletes and from schools to businesses engaged in performance missions.

Carla knows first-hand the challenges involved in getting the best out of yourself, giving your best to others and living with a higher sense of joy and balance in life. Her work has made a meaningful difference in the lives of people caring for themselves, those around them, and those within our community. Carla is delighted to be in the role of Chief Communications Officer for both INTIO Medical and iScope Concussion & Brain Injury.

Stephanie Beck

Stephanie Beck

Director Business Development & Planning

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Veronica Armanious

Human Resources Assistant

Maryam Hatam

Maryam Hatam

Assessments Coordinator

Mariah-Klingenberg

Mariah Klingenberg

Kinesiologist & Reports Coordinator

Amel Al-Nabhan

Amel Al-Nabhan

Assessments & Intake Manager

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Linda Johnson

Neurology Nurse Practitioner

Nav Sidhu

Nav Sidhu

Rehabilitation Services Coordinator

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Ritika Sharma

Scheduling & Administrative Assistant, Rehabilitation Services

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Kavita Banwait

Rehabilitation Coordinator

Courtney-Kilk

Courtney Kilk

Kinesiologist & Physiotherapy Assistant

Olivia Imbrogno

Olivia Imbrogno

Kinesiologist & Physiotherapy Assistant

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Stephanie Huitema

Kinesiologist

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Paige Parker

Kinesiologist & Physiotherapy Assistant

Maha Pasupathy

Maha Pasupathy

Physiotherapist

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Farhan Pathan

Physiotherapist

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Sumia Shaukat

Registered Nurse

Veronika Larenza

Veronika Larenza

Accounts Receivable Administrator

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Elena Goutris

Billing Assistant

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Aarti Poddar

Administrative Assistant

Rajni Kang

Rajni Kang

Licensed Paralegal

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Stella Kingsley

Paralegal

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Abbey Okrah

Medical Legal Coordinator

Michelle-Natonksa

Michelle Natonksa

Medical Office Assistant

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Carrisa Basham

Clinic Manager

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Priscilla Cicek

Vice President, Business Development, Legal Author & Analyst

Sarah Dinsley

Sarah Dinsley

Business Development Manager

Reem Al-Nabhan

Reem Al-Nabhan

Reports Coordinator

Jessika Eppich

Jessika Eppich

Kinesiologist

Emily-Banez

Emily Banez

Vestibular Physiotherapist

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Abdul Hosny

Physiotherapist

Rishu Suri

Rishu Suri

Clinical Counsellor

Lavenya Adusumalli

Lavenya Adusumalli

Occupational Therapist

Khristine-Drew

Khristine Drew

Physiotherapy Assistant

Olivia Carovillano

Olivia Carovillano

Occupational Therapist

Elliott Flockhart - Occupational Therapist

Elliott Flockhart

Occupational Therapist

Besa Morina - Clinic Manager

Besa Morina

Clinic Manager

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Deborah-Morris

Lead Occupational Therapist

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Jason Leong

Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist

After completing his Bachelor of Life Sciences at SFU, Jason furthered his goal of providing critical patient care to the community by obtaining a Nuclear Medicine Diploma from BCIT. Further providing patient centred care. His focus to provide the best care possible to the community and its patients shows as Jason continues to provide scientific and coordinated set up to INITIO’s new GE scanner and EXA system, coordinate and carry out multiple clinical trials within the community and assist many healthcare professionals in providing best of care service.