Dr. George Rado, MD, FRCP(C), DABPMR (Physiatry / Catastrophic Impairment)
Dr. Rado is a duly qualified physician who has been licensed to practice in Ontario since 1983. He is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), holding certifications from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 1984 and from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1987.
He was the Physiatry Consultant at Providence Centre from 1984 to 2002 and since has been on active staff at St. John’s Rehab Hospital (now part of Sunnybrook Hospital) and is the Physiatrist of its Back on Track Program. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto and is a CBL tutor and a clinical skills (musculoskeletal) tutor of first and second-year U of T medical students (Peters-Boyd Academy).
Dr. Rado is a member of the Ontario Medical Association and was a long-serving member of the OMA Physiatry Section Executive. In 2017, he successfully completed the C-CAT (P) training and certification program (CSME-CAPDA). He has successfully completed all course requirements for the University of Montreal’s Degree Program in Insurance Medicine and Medical Legal Expertise and is completing the Thesis component.
Dr. Rado was a principal participant in establishing government mandated protocols for complex multidisciplinary assessments, established and assisted in establishing multidisciplinary assessment centres (DACs), participated in and coordinated multidisciplinary medical assessment teams (including at St. John’s Rehab Hospital). He was a consultant from the inception to the termination of the DAC system. He was the principal of a Disability DAC. He is a founding member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, of which he is a former board member and current member.
He has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in physiatry clinical and medical-legal assessments, including Catastrophic Impairment and has been retained by plaintiff and defence counsel, the Canadian Medical Protective Association, Canada Pension Plan, Workers Compensation Tribunal and various insurers, and others to provide physiatry opinions on a variety of musculoskeletal issues including impairment and disability. Dr. Rado has been accepted and testified as an expert witness in court and arbitration proceedings.