Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Awards

Each year, the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) seeks nominations from the division for awards to be presented to members of the PM&R faculty who have provided exceptional service to the division. Nominations are open to both full-time and part-time faculty. All members of the Division of PM&R are eligible for a maximum of one award in each category within a five year period.

Perry Tepperman presented Awards and Recognition as voted by the Committee, and gave out awards that include:

New Awards 2019

5 Year Exceptional Leadership Award

The 5 Year Exceptional Leadership Award is presented to Dr. Larry Robinson in recognition of exemplary leadership for five years in the Division of Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

Mentor of the Year Award

The Mentor of the Year Award is presented in recognition of valued mentorship contribution in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2019 Dr. Beverley Catharine (Cathy) Craven

Researcher of the Year Award

The Researcher of the Year Award is presented for valued research contribution in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2019 Dr. Paul Oh

Community Contribution Award

The Community Contribution Award is presented in recognition of valued community contribution in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2019 Dr. Hossein Amani

Residents’ Choice Teacher of the Year Award

The Residents' Choice Teacher of the Year Award is presented in recognition of valued teaching contribution as nominated by the Residents in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2019 Dr. Larry Robinson

Residents’ Choice Mentor of the Year Award

The Residents’ Choice Mentor of the Year Award is presented in recognition of valued mentorship contribution as nominated by the Residents in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2019 Dr. Harpreet Sangha

Distinguished Academic Service Awards (10+ Years of Service)

The Distinguished Academic Service Award is presented in recognition of academic contribution for over 10 years in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Hossein Amani
Dr. Raza Awan
Dr. Mark Bayley
Dr. Lisa Becker
Dr. Chris Boulias
Dr. Anthony Burns
Dr. Albert Cheng
Dr. Nora Cullen
Dr. Melanie DeHaan
Dr. John Flannery
Dr. Andrea Furlan
Dr. Farooq Ismail
Dr. Julian Lo
Dr. Heather MacNeill
Dr. Cheryl Masanic
Dr. Rajni Nijhawan
Dr. Paul Oh
Dr. George Rado
Dr. Barathi Sreenivasan
Dr. Milan Unarket
Dr. Chantal Vaidyanath
Dr. Audrey Yap

Innovator of the Year Award

The Innovator of the Year Award is presented to an individual staff member for a remarkable professional achievement. This achievement may be related to research, education, creative professional activities, or any other major activity that promotes and enhances the profile of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2019 Dr. Kim Coros
2018 Dr. Amanda Mayo
2017 Dr. Andrea Furlan
2016 Dr. Larry Robinson

Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award is presented to an individual staff member who has offered, over several years, exceptional service towards the development and growth of the division (e.g. organization of teaching programs, creation of specialized clinical programs or services, mentorship, etc.).

2019 Dr. Audrey Yap
2018 Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare
2017 Dr. Heather MacNeill
2016 Dr. Alexander Lo

Distinguished Academic Service & Leadership Award

The Distinguished Academic Service & Leadership Award is presented in recognition of valued academic contribution for over 20 years and for exemplary leadership in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2018 Dr. Gaetan Tardif

Distinguished Academic Service Awards (20+ Years of Service)

The Distinguished Academic Service Award is presented in recognition of academic contribution for over 20 years in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto.

2018

Dr. Beverley Catharine Craven

2017

John Patcai

Abe Snaiderman

2016

Dr. Doreen Campbell
Dr. Charles Godfrey
Dr. Tal Gyenes
Dr. Colleen McGillivray
Dr. Alborz Oshidari
Dr. Denyse Richardson
Dr. Michael Sarin

Distinguished Lifetime Career Award

The Distinguished Lifetime Career Award is presented in honour of invaluable lifetime contribution to the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

2018

Dr. Douglas Biggar
Dr. William Geisler
Dr. Charles Godfrey
Dr. Jose Jimenez

We had three recipients, two junior and one senior resident, receiving the University of Toronto, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Awards. They were presented by Dr. Lisa Becker as follows:

Resident Research Synthesis Award

2018 Dr. Ainsley Kempenaar
2017 Dr. Jason Liang
2016 Dr. Elysia Adams
2015 Dr. McKyla McIntyre

Resident Research Methodology Award

2018 Dr. Jason Liang
2017 Dr. McKyla McIntyre
2016 Dr. Pinder Sahota, Dr. Alexandra Rendely
2015 Dr. Jordan Silverman

Senior Resident Research Award

2018 Dr. Pinder Sahota
2017 Dr. Pamela Joseph
2016 Dr. Peter Broadhurst
2015 Dr. Shane Journeay

Most Popular Physiatry Elective

2014/2015 Dr. Rajni Nijhawan

Best Contribution to the Quality of the PM&R residency program (resident education and learning)

2017 Dr. Kim Coros

2014/2015 Dr. Emily Tam

PM&R Resident Teaching Award

2017 Dr. Meiqi Guo

Archived Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Awards:

AWARDS 2014

Longstanding University-based Academic Contribution Award

In recognition of your valued academic contributions for over 20 years in the Division of Physiatry at the University of Toronto.

There are six recipients:

Dr. Rajic Soric
Dr. Michael Devlin
Dr. Nimmi Bharatwal
Dr. Veronica Kekosz
Dr. David Berbrayer
Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon

Longstanding Community-based Academic Contribution Award

In recognition of your valued academic contributions for over 20 years in the Division of Physiatry at the University of Toronto.

There are five recipients:

Dr. Perry Tepperman
Dr. Raphael Chow
Dr. Gordon Ko
Dr. Satyendra Sharma
Dr. Perry Rush

Longstanding Academic Contribution and Collaboration from an External Partner Award

In recognition of your continued scholarly and collaborative academic contributions in the Division of Physiatry at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Anne Agur

Both awards are presented annually, provided an eligible recipient is identified.

Achievement Award

2013 Dr. Cathy Craven
2011 Dr. Lisa Becker
2010 Dr. Nora Cullen
2010 Dr. Denyse Richardson
2009 Dr. Gaetan Tardif
2008 Dr. David Berbrayer
2007 Dr. John Flannery
2006 Dr. Colleen McGillivray
2005 Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon
2004 Dr. Nora Cullen
2003 Dr. Denyse Richardson

Innovator of the Year Award

2013 Dr. Andrea Furlan
2010 Dr. Cathy Craven
2005 Dr. Denyse Richardson

Other Division Awards:

Best contribution to the quality of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award:

The residents are asked to choose a staff physiatrist who provided new exciting programming, mentoring, administrative support or anything that makes the program successful.

2013 Dr. Alexander Lo
2012 Dr. Harpreet Sangha
2011 Dr. Steven Dilkas
2010 Dr. Robert Brock
2009 Dr. Douglas Biggar
2008 Dr. Colleen McGillivray
2007 Dr. Denyse Richardson
2006 Dr. Rajka Soric
2005 Dr. Chris Boulias and Dr. Farooq Ismail
2004 Dr. Mark Bayley
2003 Dr. John Flannery
2002 Dr. Rajka Soric
2001 Dr. Alborz Oshidari
2000 Dr. Denyse Richardson

AWARDS 2013

2013 Longstanding University-Based Academic Contribution Award

Dr. Rajic Soric
Dr. Michael Devlin
Dr. Nimmi Bharatwal
Dr. Veronica Kekosz
Dr. David Berbrayer
Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon

2013 Longstanding Community-Based Academic Contribution Award

Dr. Perry Tepperman
Dr. Raphael Chow
Dr. Gordon Ko
Dr. Satyendra Sharma
Dr. Perry Rush

2013 Longstanding Academic Contribution and Collaboration from an External Partner Award

Dr. Anne Agur

2013 Longstanding Academic Leadership Award

Dr. Gaétan Tardif

Resident Research Awards

2014 Senior Dr. Alan Tam, Junior Dr. Lilian Vivas
2013 Senior Dr. Derry Dance, Junior Dr. Pamela Joseph
2012 Senior Dr. Catherine Ho, Junior Dr. Najam Mian
2011 Senior Dr. Amanda Mayo, Junior Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam, Junior Dr. Alice Kam
2010 Senior Dr. Nadira Rambihar, Junior Dr. Chris Fortin
2009 Senior Dr. Alex Lo, Junior Dr. Robert McMaster
2008 Senior Dr. Deborah Rabinovitch, Junior Dr. Nadira Rambihar
2007 Senior Dr. Sukhi Bhangu, Junior Dr. Alex Lo
2006 Senior Dr. Melanie DeHaan, Junior Dr. Deborah Rabinovitch
2005 Senior Dr. Sonja McVeigh, Junior Dr. Steve Dilkas
2004/05 Senior Dr. Heather MacNeill, Junior Dr. Paul Winston
2004 Dr. Sonja McVeigh
2003 Dr. Albert Cheng