Dr. Kevin Rod
6 Finch Avenue West
North York, ON M2N6L1
Type of Practice:
Multi-disciplinary Pain Management - Whole Health

Professional Associations

Toronto Poly Clinic Inc.


Dr. Kevin Rod is a Family Physician with focused practice in Chronic Pain. He is director of Toronto Poly Clinic Multi-disciplinary pain management clinics. He is a Lecturer with the University of Toronto DFCM as a clinical teacher. He acts as Medical Investigator, Peer and Facility Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Rod has received Awards of Excellence from University of Toronto DFCM FMLE in 2013 and the Ontario College of Family Physicians in 2008. He is a guest course contributor to Harvard Medical School department of Continuing Education. Dr. Rod has special research interest in applications of HIFU in chronic pain and neurosurgery. He works on a joint research program with Ryerson University for invention of new medical devices with HIFU applications. Dr. Rod has established community educational organizations for senior’s health and education: SENIOLAND, and Community Oriented Health Advisory Network: COHAN.
Received Certificate of Recognition on behalf of the Prime Minister of Canada in 2014 for teaching activities and contribution to Canada’s Pluralism.
Medical director of Asterion Bio Med and Tree of Knowledge International
Founder of ZENDOSE platform for Mental Wellness
Founder of MCORP: Medical Cannabis Opioid Reduction Program


Rod K. A Pilot Study of a Medical Cannabis – Opioid Reduction Program. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. 2019 September. 7(3): 74-77. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20190703.14

Consensus-based recommendations for titrating cannabinoids and tapering opioids for chronic pain control
Aaron Sihota,Brennan K. Smith,Sana-Ara Ahmed,Alan Bell,Allison Blain,Hance Clarke,Ziva D. Cooper,Claude Cyr,Paul Daeninck,Amol Deshpande,Karen Ethans,David Flusk,Bernard Le Foll,M-J Milloy,Dwight E. Moulin,Vernon Naidoo,May Ong,Jordi Perez,Kevin Rod,Robert Sealey,Dustin Sulak,Zachary Walsh,Colleen O’Connell
Worthington A, Peng P, Rod K, Bril V, Tavakkoli J. Image-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound System for Large Animal Nerve Ablation Studies. IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med. 2016 September. 4:2000206. DOI: 10.1109/JTEHM.2016.2581811

Rod, K. Finding Ways to Lift Barriers to Care for Chronic Pain Patients: Outcomes of Using Internet-Based Self-Management Activities to Reduce Pain and Improve Quality of Life. Pain Research and Management. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8714785

Buynak R, Rappaport S, Rod K, Arsenault P, Heisig F, Rauschkolb C, Etropolski M. Long-term afety and Efficacy of Tapentadol Extended Release Following up to 2 Years of Treatment in patients with Moderate to Severe, Chronic Pain” Results of an Open-label Extension Trial. Clinical Therapeutics. 2015 November. 37(11):2420-2438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2015.08.014

Methodology of a web-based observational study to evaluate the impact of opioid tolerability issues on chronic pain management. Canadian Pain Society conference Calgary – May 2010

A web based observational study chronicling the Canadian patient experience -Opioids and chronic pain management IASP 13th world congress in pain Montreal August 2010

Current patterns in Chronic Non-Cancer pain management in primary care 15th world congress IASP Milan 2012

Dr.Rod’s recent focus of research is the use of sustainable Gold Nano-Particles for delivery of Cannabinoids and Chemotherapy molecules to Cancer and Pain targets mediated by ultrasound energy (Low intensity and HIFU).