Board Members

Warren Nielson, PhD

Warren Nielson, PhD

Dr. Warren Nielson is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Western University. He is also the Clinical Director of the Rheumatology Day Programs at St. Joseph's Health Care, London.

His research interests are in psychological factors associated with chronic pain, particularly in relation to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia Syndrome. He is also a member of the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pain.

Current studies focus on factors that influence outcomes of multidisciplinary treatment programs and motivational factors in pain self-management.

Dr. Nielson is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Geoff Bellingham, MD

Geoff Bellingham, MD

Dr. Geoff Bellingham completed residency in anesthesia and perioperative medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. This was followed by a fellowship in chronic pain at the University of Toronto at the Wasser Pain Management Center. Dr. Bellingham's focus during the fellowship was on the use of ultrasound guidance for interventional pain management in addition to other established interventional pain management techniques including fluoroscopy. Currently, he holds pain clinics in which patients are managed using pharmacotherapy in addition to other resources available such as psychotherapy and physiotherapy. Interventions using ultrasound are integrated into these clinics and separate interventional days are held at the pain clinic's dedicated fluoroscopy suite. Dr. Bellingham is also the present program director of the Chronic Pain Fellowship and is presently working to establish a Royal College accredited Pain Medicine Residency program.
 

Collin Clarke, MD

Collin Clarke, MD

Dr. Collin Clarke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Peri-Operative Medicine, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

Following the completion of his anesthesia residency at Schulich Medicine, Collin completed an Interventional Pain Management at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. During his fellowship he focused primarily on the management of Complex Regional Pain as well as fluoroscopically guided interventions for the management of spinal mediated pain syndromes.

Currently he operates a pain clinic out of St. Joseph's hospital that involves both pharmacotherapy as well as a variety of interventions for treatment and management of a variety of pain syndromes.

His research interests focus on functional imaging for the interpretation of pain pathways.

Heather Getty, PhD

Heather Getty, PhD

Heather Getty earned her Ph.D. in Adult Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor.

Her training including her Pre-doctoral Residency at the London Health Sciences Centre has involved work in both traditional mental health treatment settings and in clinical health psychology programs for the treatment of chronic sleep and pain disorders. She was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Pain/Anxiety program at St. Joseph's Health Care 2002-2005 where she researched psychosocial predictors of disability among individuals with chronic pain.

She conducts treatment, research and education at the St. Joseph's Health Care Pain Management Program.

Gloria Gilbert, MSc

Gloria Gilbert, MSc

Gloria Gilbert attained a BSc (pt) degree from McGill University and a MSc from Western University. She is secretary and newsletter editor of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management (CAPM, www.canadianapm.com) and is credentialed as a Fellow of both the Canadian and American Academies.
Experience in treating / managing patients with delayed recovery after traumatic neck injuries has led to clinical research on mild traumatic brain injury and post-trauma vision syndrome. Gloria is an active member of NORA (The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, www.nora.cc) and the Pain Sciences Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Throughout her career, Gloria has been a mentor to her physiotherapy colleagues in the area of chronic pain management. She will be presenting at several physiotherapy conferences as well as the Canadian Pain Society in 2012.
She was recently honoured with a Life Member Award through CPA.

Eldon Loh, MD

Eldon Loh, MD

Dr. Eldon Loh completed undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in 2001, and medical school at Western University in 2005. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta in 2010 and a clinical fellowship in interventional pain management at HealthPointe Medical Centre in 2011. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and consultant physiatrist at Parkwood Institute and the St. Joseph's Health Centre Pain Clinic in London, Canada. His clinical and research interests include interventional pain management and chronic pain after spinal cord injury. He is chair of the panel that developed the Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for Neuropathic Pain after spinal cord injury (the CanPainSCI guidelines). He is also chair of the National Summit for Neuropathic Pain after SCI, which is providing guidance to ONF and RHI on improving neuropathic pain management after SCI.

Dwight Moulin, MD

Dwight Moulin, MD

Dr. Dwight Moulin is a Professor in the Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology and the Earl Russell Chair of the Pain Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He is also the Medical Director of Pain and Symptom Management at the London Regional Cancer Program in London, Ontario.

His research interests include randomized controlled trials to determine the role of opioid analgesics in the management of chronic pain and observational studies to assess the impact of chronic pain in a variety of chronic neurological disorders.

Current research projects include the role of intravenous lidocaine in the treatment of chronic pain and long term outcome of the management of neuropathic pain.

Dr. Moulin was the lead author of national consensus guidelines for the management of neuropathic pain in Canada.

Keith St. Lawrence, MD

Keith St. Lawrence, MD

Dr. St. Lawrence is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and a Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute.

His research is focussed on developing imaging methods for studying brain function under normal and disease conditions.

His team's primary tools are near-infrared spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging since these modalities are non-invasive and extremely safe. As such, they can be adapted to a variety of applications ranging from functional brain mapping to brain monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit. In terms of pain imaging, Dr. St. Lawrence's team has been a leader in the application of a novel MRI-based blood flow technique for mapping the neural-correlates of pain.

His current research focus is on using this technique to study the longitudinal changes in brain activation associated with chronic pain.

Dave Walton, MD

Dave Walton, MD

Dr. Dave Walton is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, an Associate Scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, and Director of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab at Western. An award-winning teacher, mentor and researcher, he has 60 peer-reviewed publications as author or co-author, over 80 presentations at national and international scientific meetings, and is currently both a Teaching Fellow and Faculty Scholar at Western. His primary areas of research include: measuring and predicting pain and disability, understanding the mechanisms of the acute-to-chronic transition, harnessing consumer technologies for optimized rehabilitation outcomes, and research on health professional teaching and learning strategies. He serves as an active committee member for several national and international groups, and is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.

Geoff Bellingham
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