Dr. Farooq Ismail


Dr. Farooq Ismail


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist (Physiatry)

A Physiatrist and Clinical Researcher at West Park Healthcare Centre, Dr. Ismail has been instrumental in the development of the clinical care, education and research arms of the Spasticity Management Program at West Park.

He is an internationally-renown leading authority on spasticity and runs West Park’s Spasticity Management Clinic - the largest adult spasticity program in the country. he is involved in the research and clinical practice of injecting Botulinum toxin and runs Northern Ontario clinic for diagnosis and treatment of patients with spasticity.

As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, Dr. Ismail devotes considerable time to research, teaching and education, particularly in the field of spasticity.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training, University of Toronto
  • Doctor of Medicine, M.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology, B.Kin. (Summa Cum Laude, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Science, B.Sc., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario