Dinesh Kumbhare, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAAPMR

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.

  • Myofascial pain syndrome: diagnosis, neurophysiology, imaging (especially quantitative ultrasound) and biomarkers
  • Chronic pain

For a list of Dr. Kumbhare's publications, please visit PubMed, Scopus or ORCID.


Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Cross Appointed Faculty, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Cross Appointed Faculty, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University