Dr. Michel P. Rathbone, MB, Ch.B., PhD, FRCP(C) (Neurology/Neuroscience & Neuropharmacology / Catastrophic Impairment)
Dr. Rathbone is a neurologist licensed to practice within the Province of Ontario. He holds a medical degree from the University of Liverpool in 1966, a Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1972 and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada with Specialist Certification in Neurology in 1984.
He is a tenured full professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Neurology) at McMaster University. He runs an active neurological practice and have treated over 30,000 patients with various neurological problems. Additionally, he has treated over 5,000 patients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents and/or who have had neurological trauma and its sequelae, including a range of behavioural problems and pain. He is consultant neurologist to the Hamilton Rehabilitation Hospital for acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation. Part of his clinical work is in a combined Neuro-Physiatry Clinic in which he examines patients with various musculoskeletal issues that overlap with neurological ones. He has published over 250 scientific papers and abstracts and also holds a Visiting Professorship in the Faculty of Pharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Chieti Medical School in Italy. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. He has been accepted as an expert in neurology, neuroscience & neuropharmacology by various levels of courts in Ontario, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as well as in British Columbia and the USA.