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.
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
Physiatry Reviews for Evidence in Practice (PREP) Second Order Peer Reviews of Clinically Relevant Articles for the Physiatrist: Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Sep 17;:
Neurol India. 2018 Sep-Oct;66(5):1496-1498
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Sep 11;:
Hypothesis testing in superiority, non-inferiority and equivalence clinical trials: Implications in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Aug 23;:
In gluteal tendinopathy, education + exercise improved outcomes vs corticosteroid injection or wait strategy.
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Aug 21;169(4):JC22
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Aug 16;:
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2018 Jun 15;:
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (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