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Dr. Michael Payne MSc, MD, FRCP(C)

Mike Payne 
Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education





 Area of Focus

Amputee Rehabilitation, Orthotics, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation


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Dr. Payne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Payne completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University in 1996, followed by a Masters degree in Kinesiology at Western University in 1998.  He completed his undergraduate medicine degree at Western University in 2002, followed by residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa that was completed in 2007.  Dr. Payne then completed a one year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and general rehabilitation in Sydney, Australia.  

Dr. Payne is the Medical Director of the Regional Amputee Rehabilitation Program and runs the Regional Orthotics Clinic.  Dr. Payne is a consultant physiatrist for St. Joseph’s Health Care’s Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Hospital, and is also a Clinical Electromyographer certified by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists.

Dr. Payne is a past President of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He has held executive positions with the Canadian Physiatrists' Research and Development Fund, and the Ontario Association for Amputee Care.


Dr. Payne’s research interests are focused in outcomes of amputee rehabilitation encompassing measurement tools, gait skills, falls, cognition, training effects, and quality of life.  Previous research has focused on medical education and space flight rehabilitation.

He is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and is currently a Co-Chair of the medical school Musculoskeletal Medicine Course at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. 

Notable recognitions include:

2017   Hippocratic Council Teaching Award in Basic Science for contribution to learning in pre-clerkship  education.

2015  Hippocratic Council Undergraduate Medical Education Committee Award of Excellence for the Musculoskeletal Course "Innovation in teaching and evaluation, commitment to improvement and student centeredness with special recognition to the Co-Chair Dr. Michael Payne"

2014  Schulich Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Education - Educator Award  


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