Faculty Profiles (E - H)
- Edmunds, Lenore, BA, MEd – Dean, Undergraduate Education
- Ellul, Nadine Michelle, DC – Tutor
- Engel, Glenn, DC, FCCS(C) – Professor
- Engell, Shawn, BSc (Hons), DC, MSc – Tutor
- Erwin, Mark, BA (Hons), DC, PhD – Associate Professor
- Ferreira, Victor, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD – Tutor
- Finn, Kevin, BPHE (Hons), DC – Instructor
- Forand-Yedon, Dominique, BSc, DC – Instructor
- Fraser, Ian, BA, MSc, PhD – Acting Director of Education, Year II, Chair, Physiology and Biochemistry, Professor
- Friedman, Joel, BSc (Hons), LLB – Instructor
- Getsos, Jim, BA (Hons), DC – Tutor
- Giuliano, Dominic, BSc, DC – Director of Education, Year III
- Gleberzon, Brian, DC, BA, MHSc – Chair, Applied Chiropractic, Professor
- Gold, Paul, BSc, DC – Instructor
- Goldin, Jarrod, BSc, DC – Assistant Professor
- Goncalves, Melissa, BSc (Hons), DC – Tutor
- Greib, Lowell, BSc (Hons), MSc, ND – Instructor
- Gringmuth, Robert, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C) – Assistant Professor
- Grondin, Diane - BHK (Hons), MHK, DC – Instructor
- Guerriero, Rocco, BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C), FCCO(C) – Associate Professor
- Gurvey, Martin, DC - Tutor
- Hammerich, Karin, DC, MHS – Chair, Chiropractic Principles and Practice
- Harris, Glen, BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C) – Assistant Professor
- Howarth, Samuel, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD – Associate Professor
- Howitt, Scott, BA, CK, MSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCPOR(C) – Associate Professor
- Hsu, William, BSc, DC, DACBR, FCCR(C) – Associate Professor
- Huska, Oksana, DC – Assistant Professor
- Dufton, John, BSc, DC, MSc, MD
- Feise, Ron, DC
- Ferber, Reed, BPE, MS, PhD
- Gotlib, Allan, BSc, DC
- Jha, Neilank K., MD, FRCS(C)
- Humphreys, Kim, BSc, DC, PhD
Hillier, Jane, RT(R)
Lenore Edmunds, BA, MEd
Dean, Undergraduate Education
Lenore Edmunds joined the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as the Dean of Undergraduate Education. Ms. Edmunds was previously Associate Dean, seconded to the Office of the Vice President Academic, and Associate Dean of the School of Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in Education from Brock University. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
In addition to her academic leadership, Ms. Edmunds has considerable research experience. In 2006 under the First Generation Access Pilot Project through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), she identified issues faced by first generation students, or students who would be the first in their families to go to college or university, seeking access into postsecondary programs and established supports needed to ensure that they have every opportunity to be successful. Recently she submitted a successful proposal to MTCU to explore The Potential of On-Line Learning to Increase Participation for Aboriginal Adults in LBS (Literacy and Basic Skills).
Ms. Edmunds’ knowledge of computer applications and their use for education is strong. She worked for many years structuring courses to integrate the use of computers and computer software, such as WebCT, in the classroom, developing courses for her own use, and helping others redevelop their courses.
Glenn Engel, DC, FCCS(C)
Dr. Glenn Engel is a Clinical Professor for the Division of Clinical Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is the former Acting Dean and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Diagnosis. He has completed a Fellowship of Chiropractic Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Engel’s research focuses on pain and sleep patterns of chiropractic patients a topic on which he has presented extensively at conferences and seminars across Canada.
Dr. Engel teaches CD3305 Gastro-Intestinal Disease; CD3305 Genito-Urinary Diseases and RN3301 Rheumatology.
Mark Erwin, BA (Hons), DC, PhD
Dr. Erwin holds a DC degree from CMCC, class of 1984 and a PhD obtained from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto 2004. He holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor within the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto and the Toronto Western Hospital. He is also cross-appointed to The Spine Program and is a scientist within the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre (AARC) at the University Health Network.
Dr. Erwin currently holds the position of Scientist in Disc Biology at the University of Toronto-a position jointly funded by the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation, the Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis and Neuroscience programs at the Toronto Western Hospital. He is appointed as Associate Professor at CMCC within the research division.
Dr. Erwin’s principal area of interest is in development and regenerative medicine applications concerning the intervertebral disc.
Kevin Finn, BPHE (Hons), DC
Instructor, Applied Chiropractics
Dr. Kevin Finn is currently an instuctor in the Division of Foundational and Professional Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is also a Tutor in the Department of Applied Chiropractic Studies and the Department of Clinical Diagnosis, as well as a Facilitator in the Department of Clinical Management at CMCC. Additionally, he has his own private practice at the Pickering Medical Center Chiropractic Clinic. After earning a undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto, he completed a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Finn serves on the Editorial board for the Canadian Chiropractor Magazine. He also teaches CD3305 Diagnosis and Symptomatology, AC3305 Clinical Management, AC2204 and AC1102 Chiropractic Skills, CD2301 Introductory Diagnosis and Orthopaedics, AC2410 Integrated Chiropractic Practice, CD3304 Differential Diagnosis, CE1101 Clinical Practice, and CD1301 Introductory Diagnosis and Orthopaedics I.
Dominique Forand-Yedon, BSc, DC
Instructor, Clinical Sciences
Dr. Dominque Forand is an Instructorat the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She was previously a Research Assistant at the University of Calgary Human Performance Lab and was later a Team Chiropractor at the North York Rangers Junior A Hockey Team. After earning a undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria, she completed a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Forand’s current research focuses on sports medicine, and has previous research experience in HIV in chiropractic and influences of Active Release Technique. She has contributed articles to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. She is also a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association, Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association, and College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences.
Dr. Forand’s teaching experience includes being a Tutor for Human Anatomy Year I and Human Anatomy Year II. She is also a Tutor for Clinical Practice II and Chiropractics Principles and Practice at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Ian Fraser, BA, MSc, PhD
Acting Director of Education, Year II, Chair, Physiology Biochemistry
Dr. Ian Fraser is the Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. After earning a undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario, he completed a PhD in Biochemistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was Assistant Professor (Research) at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and later Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, filling a one year sabbatical replacement. He was hired by CMCC in 1984.
Dr. Fraser’s research interests focus on education. He has been interested in entrance GPA as a predictor of success in the program, information retention while here, and the effectiveness of various teaching methodologies. He also serves as Chair on the WD Peek Teaching Award Selection Committee, and is member of the Admissions Committee, Curriculum Development Group, Chair’s Committee, and Academic Affairs Committee at CMCC. Dr. Fraser is a recipient of the WD Peek Teaching Award.
Brian Gleberzon, DC, BA, MHSc
Chair, Applied Chiropractic
Dr. Gleberzon graduated from CMCC 1989 and began in private practice that same year. He is currently completing an MSc in Health Sciences in Gerontology at the University of Sydney, Australia. He began teaching at CMCC in 1994 and was acting chair of the applied chiropractic department from 2000 to 2001. He coordinates the second year technique course, Healthy Ageing (Geriatrics), Chiropractic Jurisprudence, and Technique Systems and other CAMs.
Dr. Gleberzon wrote Chiropractic Care of the Older Patient in 2001, and co-authored Technique Systems in Chiropractic in 2004 as well as a manual of the principle procedures taught in the undergraduate program at CMCC. He has published over two dozen journal articles, principally on the topics of technique systems and geriatric care. He is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association, Clinical Chiropractic and the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. He has also reviewed manuscripts for the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Chiropractic & Osteopathy and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges-Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC).
In addition to these scholarly activities, Dr. Gleberzon has acted alternately as chair or vice-chair of the Technique Consortium of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) since 1998. In 2007, Dr. Gleberzon was elected as a council member to the College of Chiropractor of Ontario (CCO), the regulatory body of chiropractors in the province of Ontario. Dr. Gleberzon received the Research of the Year award in 2001 from the Ontario Chiropractic Association.
His current research interests span the topics of chiropractic technique systems, chiropractic geriatric care, chiropractic care for children with autism, and injuries sustained by students during their undergraduate training at chiropractic colleges.
Jarrod Goldin, BSc, DC
Assistant Professor, Clinician, CMCC
Dr. Jarrod Goldin is an Assistant Professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as well as a partner in a venture called Exrastep Inc, a company which specializes in providing orthotics and orthopedic shoes. He was previously Director of Chiropractic for Blue Rock Systems and Chiroclininix.com and was later the President of Community Health Management Inc, with four clinics in Toronto. After earning an undergraduate degree in Science from York University, he completed a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is currently pursuing a fully funded Masters in Public Health at Lakehead University.
Dr. Goldin’s research focuses on chiropractic education for aborginal health centres. He has contributed articles to Topics in Clinical Chiropractic and other academic journals. He is recipient of the Canadian Chiropractic Association “Top 20 Future Leaders in Chiropractic under the age of 40” Award. He currently teaches Clinical Practice Internship (CE 4405) at CMCC.
Robert Gringmuth, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C)
Dr. Robert Gringmuth is an Assistant Professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is the Director of a multidisciplinary sports injury management faciliity. He was previously a Course Coordinator at CMCC and was later a Coordinator for the Sports Sciences Residency Program. After earning a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he completed a fellowship with the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences and then with the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitation Sciences.
Dr. Gringmuth’s research focus is on concussions and neck pain which has been funded by McMaster University and has to date been presented as a masters research project and approved. He is the data coordinators for the Ontario Soccer Association for soccer injuries which is currently being statistically evaluated at Laurentian University. He serves as a consultant foreign reviewer on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sports Medicine, is the Chair of the Medical Committee for the Ontario Soccar Association, and Immediate Past President and Executive Board member of the CCSS(C). He is also a member of the Rehab Committee for the Ontario Chiropractic Association, as well as an Insurance Consultant. He is a member of the Ontario Acupuncture Counsel as well as the American Chiropractic Association. He has made several television appearances and is a contributing writer for the magazines “The Team” Canada, “Inside Soccar” Canada, and newsletter “Coaching Corner”. He is a contributing author to the Ontario Soccar Association website’s medical section and medical blog.
Diane Grondin, BHK (Hons), MHK, DC
Dr. Diane Grondin is an Instructor and Adjunct Faculty member in the Division of Graduate Education and Research at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She was previously an Ergonomics Researcher at the University of Windsor. After earning a undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor and a master’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor, she completed a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Grondin’s research focuses on trunk muscle fatigue and proper child safety seat installation. She has contributed articles to the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and to the Applied Ergonomics Journal. She has been a recipient of research funding from the CMCC/CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award, Auto 21 Network Centre of Excellence in combination with the University of Windsor, the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and from the Ford Motor Company with the University of Windsor.
In the past five years, Dr. Grondin has taught Human Motor Performance and Advanced Biomechanics. She is a recipient of many awards including the Pathmark Locum Award, Student’s Council Leadership Award, CMCC/CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award, Admissions Award, Ontario graduate Scholarship (OGS), and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST) Award. She is currently a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Rocco Guerriero, BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C), FCCO(C)
Associate Professor, Coordinator, Rehab and Assessment Services
Dr. Rocco Guerriero is currently an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Department of Rehabilitative and Assessment Services at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is also currently the President and CEO of the North York Rehabilitation Centre Inc and President and CEO of the Canadian Medrehab and Disability Assessments Inc. This while having his own private practice in Willowdale and being a Chiropractic Consultant to CRI, Insurer Examinations, Bloorview MacMillan’s Pediatric Med/rehab DAC abd Company Doctor to Sealy Canada. He was previously a Chiropractic Consultant to St. Michael’s Hospital in the Brain Injury Program and was later a Chiropractic Consultant to the University Health Network/Toronto Western Hospital Med/Rehab DAC Program. After earning a undergraduate degree in Science, he completed a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Fellowship in Acupuncture. He is currently finishing his Masters in Chiropractic Rehabilitation at the University of Bournemouth.
Dr. Guerriero’s research focuses on rehabilitation and chiropractic techniques. He has contributed articles to the Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Canadian Chiropractor and several other academic journals. He is a recipient of two distinguished donor awards both from CMCC and its Governor’s Club as well as the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractor’s Association’s Award of Excellence in original research. He is currently the Chair of the Residency Development Committee of the College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (Canada), the Vice President of the Executive of th College of Chiropractic Rehabilitation Sciences (Canada) and the Secretary/Treasurer of th Association of Designated Assessment Centers (DAC).
Dr. Guerriero teaches CD1301 and CD2301 Introductory Diagnosis and Orthopedics, CD3301 Orthopedics’s Review, CE4405 Clinical Practice Internship and AC3308 Clinical Management. Dr. Guerriero has also given presentations to M.P.P. John O’Toole at Queen’s Park, at the Canadian Academy of Psychological Disability Assessors, at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and at Deloitte and Touche to name a few.
Karin Hammerich, DC, MHS
Chair, Chiropractic Principles and Practice
After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1973, Dr. Karin Hammerich practised in Grenoble, France for over two decades, from 1976 to 1999. Currently, she is a lecturer in the Department of Chiropractic Principles and Practice at CMCC. Dr. Hammerich operates a clinic in the High Park area of Toronto known as Bloor West Village where for seven consecutive years the community has honoured her with the Best Chiropractic Service Award. There she offers services in French and German as well as in English. Additionally, Dr. Hammerich has completed a Master of Health Studies (Leadership) degree through Athabasca University.
As a member of the Association Française de Chiropratique (French National Chiropractic Association), of which she became vice-president, and the European Chiropractors’ Union’s Professional Council, Dr. Hammerich was the first female delegate from France to both the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic).
Dr. Hammerich’s academic interests relate to social theory and cultural awareness in chiropractic education. She has contributed articles to the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, the European Journal of Chiropractic, the Giornale della Associazione Italiana Chiropractica, and Canadian Chiropractor magazine, also serving on the latter publication’s editorial advisory board. She holds memberships in CMCC and its Governors’ Club, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the York-Peel Chiropractic Society. In 2008, Dr. Hammerich was identified by her peers as an “educationally influential chiropractor” who would actively participate within a clinical network created by the Institute for Work & Health to facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange amongst doctors of chiropractic.
Glen Harris, BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C)
Assistant Professor, Clinical Education
Dr. Glen Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is the Director of the Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic. He was previously a CMCC Chiropractic Resident Clinician for the Herbert K. Lee Walk In Clinic and was later a CMCC Resident Chiropractic Clinician at the St. Michael’s Hospital Wellesley Central. After earning a undergraduate an honours degree in Science, he completed a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and a Fellowship at the Canadian College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences.
Dr. Harris’ research focuses on EMG firing patterns which has been funded by CMCC. He is the Board Secretary for the Canadian College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences, and a member of its Fellowship Committee. He is also a Training Injury Specialist for the Society of Weight, and sits on various committees at CMCC. During Dr. Harris’s educational training, he was a recipient of the Houle Award for Post Graduate Studies, the Gilbert H. Young Award for Highest Academic Standing. He graduated in 1997 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Summa Cum Laude.
Scott Howitt, BA, CK, MSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCPOR(C)
Assistant Professor, Clinician, St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr. Howitt graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1996 with an Honours BA, with a major in Physical Education. He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2000 with a Doctor of Chiropractic and completed his Sports Sciences Residency in 2002. He went on to complete his second Fellowship in Rehabilitational Sciences in 2005. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Additionally, Dr. Howittt is a Director of Sports Performance Centres Ltd. (SPC) a multidisciplinary sports injury clinic and the Varsity chiropractic for the University of York.
Dr. Howitt is a member of the Influential Educators working group, CMCC’s Exercise Biomechanics Research Committee, CCSS(c)’s Fellowship Committee, CCRS(c)’s Education Committee, and the CCSS(c) Residency Committee. His clinic SPC, is a placement host for CMCC interns and University of York 3rd year athletic therapy students.
Dr. Howitt has a keen interest in sports biomechanics and the mechanisms of athletic injuries. His interests are to further the understanding of muscle firing and patterning associated with diagnosing injuries with an eye towards the potential for performance enhancement. Current and recently completed research projects include patient management case studies utilizing Active Release Techniques, Graston Soft Tissue Technique and/or the multidisciplinary management for sports injuries. Specific conditions of interest include common sporting injuries such as overuse tendonopathies, muscle strains and concussions. More recently he has begun to delve into the area of nutrition for performance and injury prevention as he pursues his Masters in Science in Health and Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
William Hsu, BSc, DC, DACBR, FCCR(C)
Dr. Hsu is a Associate Professor and Faculty Radiologist in the Division of Clinical Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He was previously a President of the Chiropractic College of Radiologists of Canada and was later a Assistant Professor at D’Youville College in Buffalo New York. After earning a undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree a the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he pursued and completed FCCR and DACBR certifications.
Dr. Hsu’s research focuses on clinical indications for imaging and clinical presentation of various musculoskeletal entities. He has contributed articles to the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, Jounral of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and several other academic journals and books.
Oksana Huska, DC
Assistant Professor, Campus Clinic
Dr. Huska is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clincial Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She was previously a Consultant for Zehava School of Massage Therapy and was later a Guest Lecturer at the Career Collge Canada. After earning a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Huska obtained a Clinical Acupuncture Level I and Level II training certificate at CMCC.
Dr. Huska teaches CE4405 Practice Internship at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.