Dr. Robert Teasell

Bob Teasell
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Dr. Robert Teasell
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Research Overview
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Chronic pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Conversion disorders


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Robert Teasell MD FRCPC

Dr. Robert Teasell is Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, former Chair-Chief and current Research Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program, Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Clinical Researcher with Lawson Health Research Institute, Parkwood Institute Research. 


Dr. Teasell is editor of the internationally acclaimed Stroke Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Review (17 editions), Acquired Brain Injury Evidence-Based Review (12 editions) and co-editor of Spinal Cord Injury Evidence-Based Review (6 editions).  He is Co-Chair of the Canadian Best Practice Guidelines Committee in Stroke Rehabilitation.  Dr. Teasell has authored 335 peer-reviewed articles, 335 published abstracts, 22 book chapters, over 1,500 (including 700 international or national) posters/presentations and over 10,000 citations on SCOPUS.  He has been involved in over $19 million in research funding and has won many awards, most recently the 2018 Lawson Health Research Institute Impact Scientist of the Year Award and the 2018 Post-Acute Stroke Award of Excellence from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Stroke Association (U.S.). 


Research interests include:

  1. Clinical Application of Best Evidence in Neurorehabilitation utilizing the Evidence-Based Reviews and associated Guidelines
  2. Stroke Rehabilitation in the Community in association with a model system of stroke outpatients out of Parkwood Institute in conjunction with the Southwestern Ontario Local Integrated Health Network
  3. The role of Obsessive Personality Traits as in coping with Chronic Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post Concussion Syndrome and Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries and how that influences, anxiety, stress, depression, disability and use of opioid medications. 

Partners include:

Southwestern Ontario Local Integrated Health Network

Dalton Wolfe

Eldon Loh

Laura Allen