Announcement: Dr. Timothy Doherty reappointed Chair/Chief, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Doherty has been reappointed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London effective February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2022.

Dr. Doherty earned a BEd in Physical Education and Biology from the University of New Brunswick, and Master’s of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. In 1993, he earned a PhD in Kinesiologyfrom Western University and completed his MD from McMaster University in 1996, and residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 2000.

Dr. Doherty joined Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 2000, and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, and Clinical Neurological Sciences. In 2012, Dr. Doherty was appointed as the Chair/Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and its teaching hospitals. He is also an associate scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, a consultant physiatrist at St. Joseph's Health Care London’s Parkwood Institute, and a clinical electromyographer, consulting in the Neuromuscular Program, at London Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Doherty's research interests are within the area of neuromuscular function in health, aging, and disease, specifically, age-related changes in the human neuromuscular system, quantitative EMG techniques and EMG signal processing. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and has been an invited speaker at the national and international level on more than 60 occasions.

Dr. Doherty has served on a number of federal, provincial, academic and professional committees and was Vice President from 2003 – 2005 and President from 2005 - 2007 of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was awarded as Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Function in Health, Aging, and Disease, 2005 - 2010. Dr. Doherty has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence in 2004, 2005 and 2008. In 2008, he received an Award for Teaching Excellence from the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Doherty on his reappointment.

Dr. Michael J. Strong
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor
Arthur J Hudson Chair in ALS Research
Scientist, Robarts Research Institute

Dr. Robin Walker
Integrated Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Education
London Health Sciences Centre and
St. Joseph’s Health Care London