MICHAEL GOFELD, MD, PhD, C-CAT(P)
Dr. Gofeld completed residency program in Anesthesiology at the University of Tel Aviv in 2001, and fellowship training in Chronic Pain at the University of Toronto in 2005. He defended his Doctorate thesis in Spinal Sonography in the University of Maastricht. Dr. Gofeld worked in the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre until 2008 and developed first in the province of Ontario collaborative pain management program for oncology patients. He was recruited by the University of Washington and served as the Director of Clinical Operations at the Center for Pain Relief and later as the clinical lead of the Neuromodulation Program. Dr. Gofeld returned to Ontario in 2013 and substantially contributed to the development and launching of the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI). He served as an interim Medical Director of the Women’s College Pain Clinic, as Advisor on Chronic Pain at the Department of Anesthesia, and as a vice-chair of Chronic Pain Registry Committee at the Adult Chronic Pain Network Advisory for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario. Dr. Gofeld considerably contributed to developing Neuromodulation Program at the St Michael’s Hospital and Chronic Pain education at the University of Toronto where he was appointed as Associate Professor. He served as an Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Dr. Gofeld is a renowned expert and speaker at international conferences and forums on chronic pain. He served as a member of the editorial boards of several prestigious scientific journals. He founded Canadian Interventional Special Interest Group at the Canadian Pain Society and developed the first in the country continuing medical education program for practicing pain physicians. He is currently holding appointments as Secretary, Canadian Chapter of World Institute of Pain, Director, International Chapters at World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography and Vise-Chair (Ultrasound), Board of Examination, World Institute of Pain.
Since 2018 Dr. Gofeld accepted the role of Medical Director of Clinical Services, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at The Clinic Network.
His clinical expertise includes but not limited to craniofacial pain and headaches, regenerative medicine, peripheral nerve stimulation, spine pain, musculoskeletal and neurological diagnostic and procedural ultrasonography, advanced imaging and personal injury/disability assessments.
His research interests and experience include high intense focused ultrasound, novel radiofrequency methods, preclinical and clinical interventional pain studies including multicenter trials, patient-oriented research. He is certified in Human Subjects and Animal research ethics and regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical trials.
Dr. Gofeld completed training in the evaluations of personal injury claims through the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators and Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment (CSME-CAPDA) and was certified in catastrophic assessments C-CAT(P). The Ontario Court of Justice has qualified Dr. Gofeld as an expert witness in Chronic Pain.