Dr. Kevin Rod

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Director, Toronto Poly Clinic, Multi-Disciplinary Pain Management Centres

Biography

Dr. Kevin Rod is a Certified Family Physician with focused practice in Pain Management. He is a community clinical teacher and lecturer with the University of Toronto department of Family and Community Medicine. He is a course contributor to the Harvard Medical school department of post graduate studies continuing medical education and the medical director of Toronto Poly Clinic multi-disciplinary pain clinics. Dr. Rod has acted as the credentialing Chair of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management, Vice Chair of Ontario Medical Association section of chronic pain and Assessors Team Lead for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in Pain Medicine. His focus of research is developing new medication and medical devices. 

Dr. Rod has extensive experience in the areas of education, clinical practice and research on medical cannabis. He has developed the Medical Cannabis Opioid Reduction Program (MCORP) and an online patient self-management and mental wellness platform called ZENDOSE. For the last 12 years, Dr. Rod has been the author of a patient education blog called mypain.ca, a platform for his passion about patient self-management. Dr. Rod has received Awards of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the University of Toronto for his teaching and clinical practice. He is a recipient of a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of the Prime Minister of Canada for his contributions to Canada's education and pluralism.