Programs & Focus Areas
The mobility (NMS - neurology/musculoskeletal) program is a large and complex program representing the areas of neurology, orthopedics, plastic surgery and rheumatology.
The program provides patient care, teaching and research in:
- Complex neurological disorders, including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
- Upper extremity reconstruction, including shoulder, elbow and hand surgery and peripheral nerve reconstruction.
- Occupational disorders, including repetitive strain disorders.
- Complex arthritic care, including foot and ankle surgery, inflammatory disorders, hip and knee reconstruction, hemophilia, spinal arthritis and limb reconstruction after traumatic injury.
- Complex vascular microsurgery, including neuro-interventional procedures, osteonecrosis, cerebrovascular disorders and extremity microsurgery.
- Host to the high-profile, CME award-winning
(Advanced Clinician Practitioner Arthritis Care) Program
- One of the largest multiple sclerosis clinics in North America and a major centre for multiple sclerosis research.
- The only comprehensive tertiary-level epilepsy clinic in the Greater Toronto Area.
- The largest neurophysiology laboratory in Toronto, where more electroencephalograms (EEGs) and electromyograms (EMGs) are performed than anywhere else in the city.
- A large fracture clinic with almost 16,000 patient visits per year.
- A brand new arthritis care centre providing multidisciplinary comprehensive care for patients suffering from arthritis, serving over 28,000 patients per year.
- Innovative wound healing and skin breakdown prevention program, including a foot clinic for high-risk problems.
- Strong relationship with rehabilitation and community home-care services, as well as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) including an onsite WSIB assessment centre for shoulder and elbow injuries.
- St. Michael's Hospital is the first choice for neurology residents at the University of Toronto.