Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare is an Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto within the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is an Affiliate Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI). He is cross-appointed to the Institute of Biomedical and Biomaterial Engineering, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is also adjunct faculty in Engineering at McMaster University. He obtained his MSc in Health Research Management from McMaster University and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is section editor for the Physiatry Reviews for Evidence in Practice and Resident, Fellow Section with the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kumbhare was the principal author of the book, Buschbacher’s Manual of Nerve Conduction Studies. According to the Neurodiagnostic Journal, this is “the gold standard in many EMG labs, this manual is a practical working reference for performing a wide variety of common nerve conduction studies. It provides both practicing clinicians and trainees with an impressive database of reference values they can use to interpret nerve conduction results with confidence”. He is leading the Pain Research Institute at TRI, a newly established program that will foster a collaborative environment that brings together multidisciplinary and interprofessional constituency of researchers. TRI is committed to improving the health status of people who suffer from pain. This will be achieved through leadership and excellence in education, delivery of evidence based clinical care, and expanding the horizon of medical knowledge through fundamental science and clinical research endeavors.
His research interests are in neurophysiology, imaging aspects of myofascial pain syndrome, and chronic pain.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Feb 26;:
The Effect of Electric Stimulation Techniques on Pain and Tenderness at the Myofascial Trigger Point: A Systematic Review.
Pain Med. 2019 Jan 25;:
J Exerc Rehabil. 2018 Dec;14(6):902-910
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2019 Jan 16;:
Feasibility of a Support Vector Machine Classifier for Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Diagnostic Case-Control Study.
J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Jan 07;:
Effect of Local Anesthetic versus Botulinum Toxin-A Injections on Subjective for Myofascial Pain Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Clin J Pain. 2018 Dec 26;:
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Dec 13;:
Quantitative ultrasound of trapezius muscle involvement in myofascial pain: comparison of clinical and healthy population using texture analysis.
J Ultrasound. 2018 Nov 09;:
Prolonged exercise training improves the acute type II muscle fibre satellite cell response in healthy older men.
J Physiol. 2018 Oct 28;:
A comparison of the clinical manifestation and pathophysiology of myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia: implications for differential diagnosis and management.
J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2018 Apr;62(1):26-41
Affiliate Scientist, KITE (TRI)
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Physiatry, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Adjunct appointment, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Adjunct appointment, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Adjunct appointment, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Adjunct appointment, Human Health and Nutritional Science, University of Guelph