Our Team

Meet our Team

Over the years, evidence has shown the best way to treat concussion, chronic pain and neurological injury is through a multidisciplinary evidence-based approach. That’s why we’ve assembled a nationally recognized group of neuro-focused specialists and practitioners who can provide timely and injury-specific interventions for those who may take longer to recover or for those with complex/chronic conditions. When these occur, our team can assist recovery in all facets. Our patients can see a multitude of practitioners who have acquired their degrees, residencies & fellowships from prestigious university such as McMaster University, University of Toronto, Stanford University, and University of British Colombia. In addition to obtaining distinct experience in a broad range of areas related to brain trauma, pain & injury, many members of our team are also active professors in universities across North America and have co-authored and contributed to multiple textbooks and research articles and have been recognized for various academic excellence awards relating to medical education & neurology. They are experts in their field, love what they do and invite you to come work with them.

iScope Doctors

Dr. Manu Mehdiratta

Dr. Manu Mehdiratta

Neurologist & Founder & Medical Director ON

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.

Dr. Nav Chaudhary

Neurosurgeon & Medical Director BC

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Iyswarya Mani Bhaskar

Neurologist

Dr. Mani Bhaskar is a general Neurologist with an interest in epilepsy, headache, stroke prevention, movement disorders and cognitive neurosciences. She finished her medical degree at University of Alberta, Edmonton before completing Neurology residency training at Queen’s University, Kingston. She holds certification from Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) for electroencephalography (EEG) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) for Adult Neurology.

She is a member of CSCN, Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF) and American Academy of Neurology (AAN). She is currently an Associate Staff as a Consultant Neurologist at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington.

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.

Dr. Stephen Brown

Anesthesiologist & 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.

Dr. Phil Cohen

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Philip Cohen is Division Head, Nuclear Medicine, Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, and Section Head, Nuclear Medicine, Doctors of BC. He is a pioneer in Nuclear Medicine in Canada and in the usage of 3-D imaging techniques to improve diagnosis of bone disease and injury in collaboration with the Medical Imaging Research Group at University of British Columbia.

Dr. Cohen has been involved in clinical research trials of new radiopharmaceuticals. To that effect, Cohen was the first recipient of a research grant from the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, one of several peer-reviewed awards that would follow.

Dr. Emily Crookshank

Neurologist

Dr. Amer Ghavanini

Neurologist

Dr. Amer Ghavanini is a Neurologist and Neuromuscular Disorders Subspecialist. He completed medical 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.

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.

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. 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.

Dr. Mini Randhawa

Neuro-Optometrist

Dr. Randhawa is a developmental optometrist and a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She has undertaken a residency in vision therapy and advanced training in vision therapy and developmental vision. As a developmental optometrist, she is qualified to to diagnose and treat developmental vision problems such as amblyopia, strabismus, binocular vision dysfunctions, convergence insufficiency, depth perception problems, visual information processing deficits. She also conducts rehabilitation for vision problems resulting from head and brain injuries.

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.
Dr. Dominic Rosso

Dr. Dominic Rosso

Neuroradiologist & 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.

Dr. Ryan Punambolam

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. Akil Siva

Physiatrist

Dr. Siva is a Physiatrist that specializes in interventional spine and joint medicine and peripheral nerve neurostimulation therapy for pain management.

Dr. Siva completed his primary specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at McMaster University. He is dual board certified in PM&R with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His PM&R practice includes sports medicine, neuro-musculoskeletal disorders and spasticity management. He also specializes in neurorehab and electrodiagnostics with nerve conduction studies and EMG.
Dr. Siva subsequently subspecialized in Pain Medicine, completing a multi-year accredited training program with the Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University and obtained his board certification in the sub-speciality of Pain Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Dr. Siva’s primary area of interest and focus is on X-ray guided and Ultrasound guided interventional management therapies.

Dr. Rob Tarzwell

Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Robert Tarzwell is a dual-certified specialist in psychiatry and nuclear medicine. His main area of clinical and research interest is functional brain imaging in psychiatric disorders, particularly the use of brain perfusion SPECT and FDG PET in traumatic brain injury with unresolved psychiatric symptoms. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Radiology.

He is co-author of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine Guidelines on the use of brain perfusion SPECT, published in July 2021 and accepted into the CMA INFOBASE in February 2022.

Dr. Tarzwell holds an MD (Manitoba, 2001), and FRCPC certification in both Psychiatry (Dalhousie, 2006) and Nuclear Medicine (UBC, 2012).

Dr. Zohar Waisman

Neuropsychiatry

Dr. Zohar Waisman is a physician and psychiatrist with extensive experience treating a range of mental and emotional disorders including post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, mood disorders, and brain injuries. Dr. Waisman holds a Specialty Certificate in Psychiatry and is currently the only psychiatrist with two Royal College, Subspecialty Certifications in Forensic Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. He completed his medical degree at McMaster University and his residency training and fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Waisman has over twenty years of education and professional experience. He has held a number of positions including Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for courts and organizations around the regions of Peel and York, including the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto; Psychiatric Non-Economic Loss Assessor for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB); Panel Member for various boards including the Ontario Review Board and the Consent and Capacity Board. His background in objective claimant evaluation for personal injury litigation has distinguished him as an expert in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry at Ontario and Superior Court levels. Dr. Waisman also currently holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and is a staff Psychiatrist at the University Health Network.

Dr. Keith Wong

Neurologist

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