Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Dr. Kalsi-Ryan, currently a clinician scientist in the field of spine pathology, has been an active clinician in the Spine Program at the Toronto Western Hospital for the last 19 years. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist who has been involved in the rehabilitation care of both ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients. In addition to her clinical work she conducts clinical research; focused on outcomes of spine and SCI interventions. Her research is oriented to establishing quantification methods and neuro-restorative methods to enhance/optimize function for those with neurological impairment. She provides academic teaching within the Neurosurgical Resident training program and Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto.

Special Interests: Outcome Measurement, Upper Limb Recovery in Tetraplegia, Traumatic and Non Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, Quantification of Neurological Disorders
The purpose of my work looks to refine the methods used to characterize disease in the clinical setting, understand disease and progression and establish methods to enhance function for those with disease. This work is multi-faceted and has many phases to completion. However, ultimately my work leads to influencing practice and how patients are cared for. I envision that the work I will do in only a few specific diseases will help define a well established framework that can be applied to any neurological disease to enhance management methods for disease in general.  Thus, the focus of my research will enhance how we study disease in detail with sensitive outcomes and how this valuable data enriches and informs our treatment options.
J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Oct;42(sup1):149-157
Kalsi-Ryan S, Chan C, Verrier M, Curt A, Fehlings M, Bolliger M, Velstra IM, GRASSP Cross Sectional Study Team, GRASSP Longitudinal Study Team
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2019 Jul 05;16(1):83
Likitlersuang J, Sumitro ER, Cao T, Visée RJ, Kalsi-Ryan S, Zariffa J
Global Spine J. 2019 May;9(1 Suppl):65S-76S
Davies BM, Khan DZ, Mowforth OD, McNair AGK, Gronlund T, Kolias AG, Tetreault L, Starkey ML, Sadler I, Sarewitz E, Houlton D, Carter J, Kalsi-Ryan S, Aarabi B, Kwon BK, Kurpad SN, Harrop J, Wilson JR, Grossman R, Curt A, Fehlings MG, Kotter MRN
PLoS One. 2018;13(9):e0204082
Martin AR, De Leener B, Cohen-Adad J, Kalsi-Ryan S, Cadotte DW, Wilson JR, Tetreault L, Nouri A, Crawley A, Mikulis DJ, Ginsberg H, Massicotte EM, Fehlings MG
PLoS One. 2018;13(4):e0195733
Martin AR, De Leener B, Cohen-Adad J, Kalsi-Ryan S, Cadotte DW, Wilson JR, Tetreault L, Nouri A, Crawley A, Mikulis DJ, Ginsberg H, Massicotte EM, Fehlings MG
Clin Rehabil. 2018 Apr 01;:269215518766229
Badran A, Davies BM, Bailey HM, Kalsi-Ryan S, Kotter MR
Spinal Cord. 2018 05;56(5):414-425
Jones LAT, Bryden A, Wheeler TL, Tansey KE, Anderson KD, Beattie MS, Blight A, Curt A, Field-Fote E, Guest JD, Hseih J, Jakeman LB, Kalsi-Ryan S, Krisa L, Lammertse DP, Leiby B, Marino R, Schwab JM, Scivoletto G, Tulsky DS, Wirth E, Zariffa J, Kleitman...
Global Spine J. 2017 Sep;7(3 Suppl):70S-83S
Fehlings MG, Tetreault LA, Riew KD, Middleton JW, Aarabi B, Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Burns AS, Carette S, Chen R, Chiba K, Dettori JR, Furlan JC, Harrop JS, Holly LT, Kalsi-Ryan S, Kotter M, Kwon BK, Martin AR, Milligan J, Nakashima H, Nagoshi N, Rhee J,...
Global Spine J. 2017 Sep;7(3 Suppl):231S-238S
Fehlings MG, Tetreault LA, Aarabi B, Anderson P, Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Chiba K, Dettori JR, Furlan JC, Harrop JS, Hawryluk G, Holly LT, Howley S, Jeji T, Kalsi-Ryan S, Kotter M, Kurpad S, Kwon BK, Marino RJ, Martin AR, Massicotte E, Merli G, Middleton...

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