Dr. Angela Mailis
MD, MSC, FRCPC, PHYSMED
Chronic Pain Assessment Practitioner
Dr. Mailis is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has a Master Degree from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, has served as Senior Investigator with the Krembil Neuroscience Centre/ University Health Network up to 2015, and became full professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto in 2005. She is member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto, and currently Adjunct Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University ofToronto, Division of Physical Medicine. Since she started practicing in 1982, her clinical and research interests focus on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain.
Dr. Mailis founded and directed the Comprehensive Pain Program of the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network (1982-2015) and continues to be full member of the Division of Physical Medicine and Consultant at the University Health Network Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program.
She is a national Evidence Based Guideline developer, Chair of ACTION Ontario since 2005 (a not for profit organization for education and advocacy for patients with neuropathic pain), and a highly respected medicolegal expert in matters of chronic pain across the country.
Dr. Mailis has published more than 130 peer reviewed scientific papers; credited with “first publications in the world” on a number of pain conditions; recognized as an international expert on specific specialty areas; has trained numerous students and international trainees; and has lectured around the world on matters of chronic pain.
She is also a Popular Science writer (has written BEYOND PAIN published in the USA and Canada) and CARP-Advocacy electronic newsletter contributor monthly (2009-2014), while her new book “Smart, Successful and Abused” will be published in September 2019 by Sutherland House. She has appeared on numerous media outlets (print, radio, TV) over the years promoting understanding and advocacy on chronic pain.
She has participated in several hospital and university committees and serves as advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Health since 2009 as well as federal committees and health panels.
Dr. Mailis was nominated to the 75 semi-finalist “top immigrants” in Canada for 2011. She is recipient of the Hellenic Women’s Coming of Age Celebration Award (May 2004); Division of Physiatry, University of Toronto, Achievement Award (June 2005); the 2013 Canadian Pain Society Harold Merskey Award; and the Division of Physiatry Life Award in 2014.
As of September 2014 Dr. Mailis created an inter-disciplinary best-practices community pain clinic in Vaughan (Pain & Wellness Centre). The Centre was proclaimed in October 2016 by the Ontario Ministry of Health the “Demonstration Project of Ontario” as the template for further similar community-based clinics, that connect the community to the academic hospitals. The Pain and Wellness Centre not only offers chronic pain consultations but serves as an educational hub for numerous trainees, and also a research centre studying chronic pain in the community.