Dr. Kevin Rod is a certified family physician and the medical director of Toronto Poly Clinic, a multidisciplinary pain management center. He is credentialed in chronic pain by the Canadian and American Academies of Pain Management. Since its opening 2001, Toronto Poly Clinic has grown into three clinics serving North York and two locations in Toronto: Thornhill and Downtown Toronto. The clinics are active in clinical work, research, and medical education, providing training to medical students, residents, and fellows in programs affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Committed to medical education, Dr. Rod serves as a lecturer and clinical teacher with the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine. He has also been a guest course contributor for Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, and is part of a joint research effort with Ryerson University to develop new medical devices with HIFU applications in chronic pain and neurosurgery. At a community level, Dr. Rod established organizations (SENIOLAND) to support the health and education of seniors and a Community Oriented Health Advisory Network (COHAN).
Amongst his many accomplishments, Dr. Rod served as the Medical Director of Asterion Bio Med and Tree of Knowledge and as a Medical Investigator, Peer and Facility Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He founded the Zendose platform for mental wellness as well as the Medical Cannabis Opiod Reduction Program (MCORP). He has received numerous awards for excellence, to include recognition from the Prime Minister of Canada for his teaching activities and his contribution to Canada’s Pluralisim, and an Excellence in Teaching award from the University of Toronto, DFCM.