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Dr. Timothy Doherty MD, PhD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Tim Doherty







Area of Focus

Neuromuscular Disease, Electromyography, Stroke Rehabilitation


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Bio Sketch

Dr. Doherty completed an undergraduate degree in Physical Education (University of New Brunswick, 1986) and graduate degrees in Kinesiology (MSc Dalhousie 1989, PhD Western 1993) prior to completing undergraduate medicine at McMaster. He went on to complete residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McMaster (2000).  He is Professor and Chair/Chief of the Department of PM&R. He is a consultant physiatrist at both St. Joseph's Health Care and LHSC. He held the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Neuromuscular Function in Health, Aging, and Disease from 2005-10.

Dr. Doherty is a past President of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, examiner for the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Muscle and Nerve, and the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease.

Dr. Doherty is a consultant physiatrist in the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Hospital and a Clinical Electromyographer.  He provides consultation service within the Neuromuscular Program at LHSC.


Dr. Doherty's research interests are broadly in the area of neuromuscular function in health, ageing, and disease. Specific interests include age-related changes in the human neuromuscular system, quantitative EMG techniques and EMG signal processing, clinical and electrophysiological features of peripheral nerve disease and injury, neuromuscular factors influencing impairment and disability in arthritis, and therapeutic interventions to ameliorate disability in ageing and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Doherty supervises students in the graduate programs in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science.


Phone: 519-685-4292 x45062