About Our Practice

Mission Statement

We strive to alleviate physical and emotional pain, and suffering, leading to improved daily function for patients with subacute, chronic, cancer, and persistent postoperative pain.

Core Values

Caring with Empathy
We believe that acknowledging and trying to understand our patient’s pain and suffering is the beginning of our pain care. Caring with empathy is our top priority in our pain clinic. 

Integrity is deeply rooted into every decision and pain care we provide for our patients.

We pursue clinical excellence to provide the best pain care for our patients.

Credentials of Pain Physicians

Joseph Park, MD, FRCP (C)

Dr. Joseph Park obtained his MD at University of Toronto in 1986, Royal college fellowship in anesthesia in 1995 at McMaster University, and pain fellowship in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in NY in 1998. He became one of the first Canadian fellows of interventional pain practice in 2009, and obtained subspecialty in pain medicine in Royal College of Canada in 2017. He is an associate clinical professor at Michael DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton and has been practicing pain medicine since 1998.

Dr. David Sussman, MD, FRCP (C)

Dr. Sussman is an anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained pain physician.  He is currently the medical director and fellowship program director of St. Michael’s Hospital Chronic pain program in Toronto. His medical training was done at the University of Toronto, residency at McMaster, fellowship at the University of Toronto. 

He has recently completed a Master’s of Education at Queen’s University.  His research interests are focused on developing new techniques to manage patients’ suffering from chronic pain using interventional techniques. As well his current focus is on medical education specifically undergraduate medical education.

Dr. Tarek Chbat, MD, FRCP (C)

Dr. Tarek Chbat is an anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained pain physician.  He graduated from the University of Ottawa medical school in 2011 and University of Toronto anesthesia residency program in 2016.  Since then he’s been practicing anesthesia at Trillium Health partners in Mississauga and has been doing pain consultation at the hospital and at Don Mills Surgical Unit.

Our Staff

We have a kind, gentle and knowledgeable medical office administrator who looks after all office matters, dedicated radiology tech, and part time registered nurses.

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