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Consultant and Clinical Investigator

 in Neuropsychiatry

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   Thank you for your interest in the services provided by Dr. Rob van Reekum. Dr. van Reekum is a duly qualified and licensed physician in Ontario, Canada and holds specialty certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Additionally, he has had Fellowship training in Behavioural Neurology at Boston University, and in research at McMaster University.

   His professional work began at the Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP), Hamilton Health Sciences Centre (Chedoke Division) in Hamilton, where he served as Neuropsychiatric consultant for many years. He has also served as a consultant to the Neurology Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute for a number of years, and as a clinical investigator in Geriatric Neuropsychiatry at Baycrest Centre for about fifteen years.

   Currently, he provides neuropsychiatric consultations to ABIP once a month, and neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment to clients of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO). He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and an Associate Scientist with the Institute of Medical Sciences, both at the University of Toronto. He is an associate professor with the Department of Psychology at Laval University. He has published original research into the sequelae and treatment of disorders arising from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other illnesses of, or insults to, the brain.

   He has done research into many Neuropsychiatric issues including the treatment of cognitive deficits after TBI. He has been asked to give presentations, related to the Neuropsychiatric sequelae of illnesses of, or injuries to, the brain at a number of important scientific and legal conferences, and remains active in developing policy and in setting standards of care (e.g. for DSM-V, with various government and research groups, etc.) related to neuropsychiatric problems.

Please see the curriculum vitae for full details  ;  VIEW CV

   Aside from providing consultation to ABIP once a month, Dr. van Reekum is no longer able to see patients under OHIP. He is no longer able to provide follow-up care. Referrals to ABIP must be made by the Family Physician.  Dr. van Reekum also provides assessment to clientís of NRIO

   Dr. van Reekum can provide Neuropsychiatric assessment to individuals who have had an insult to their brain, or where there is a concern that such an illness or injury may have occurred. Most of the referrals come from the individualís legal counsel, and/or from their rehabilitation teams.  Funding of the assessment and report must be pre-approved, either by the referring source or by the individualís insurer.  We currently have a lengthy waiting list (typically a few months) for assessments, and turnaround time for submission of the report after the individual is assessed is typically 2-3 months. We try to accommodate urgent requests when possible; however we strongly encourage referral sources to refer earlier than later so as to avoid the possibility that we cannot be of assistance due to time constraints.

  

Clients are most often seen at:

Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario

59 Beaver Bend Crescent

Etobicoke, Ontario

M9B 5R2

 

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