Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Welcome to KITE, the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. KITE is the top ranked rehabilitation research institute in the world. We are dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging.
The mission of KITE, an acronym for Knowledge, Innovation, Talent and Everywhere, is to be a trailblazer in research, education and knowledge translation. KITE’s areas of focus include injury prevention, restoration of function, enhanced participation and independent living. Researchers are actively engaged in developing new treatments, devices and products as well as gathering evidence that guides changes to policy and public opinion.
KITE is home to more than 300 scientists, students and support staff engaged in rehabilitation science. Our teams are organized into the following 11 teams:
KITE is led by Dr. Milos R. Popovic, a world leader in the field of biomedical engineering. A tenured professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Popovic’s fields of expertise include functional electrical stimulation, neuroprostheses, neurorehabilitation, brain machine interfaces, modeling and control of linear and non-linear dynamic systems, robotics, and signal processing. In 2014 Dr. Popovic was named the University Health Network’s Inventor of the Year.
KITE was founded in 2001 as the Toronto Rehab Research Institute following a $15-million funding commitment from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Jack Williams was its first Research Director. Here are some other milestones from our past:
Dr. Milos R. Popovic, a world leader in rehabilitation science, is appointed Research Director.
Toronto Rehab partners with the Krembil Research Institute to launch CRANIA, the Centre for Advancing Neurological Innovation to Application, after securing $16.3-million in funding from the federal and provincial governments.
Former research director Dr. Geoff Fernie is appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
IDAPT DriverLab, the most advanced driving simulator in Canada, opens at Toronto Rehab.
Researchers Hisham Alshaer, T. Douglas Bradley and Geoff Fernie awarded UHN’s Inventor of the Year Award for creation of sleep apnea device BresoDX.
TRI Research launches the AGE WELL National Centre of Excellence, a network of researchers, industry and other stakeholders dedicated to helping people live at home longer.
Research conducted at TRI’s IDAPT facility leads to changes to the National Building Code of Canada requiring an increases in minimum stair depth of treads.
Institute receives $15-million funding commitment through the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation for research into spinal cord injury.
Senior Scientist Dr. Milos R. Popovic named UHN Inventor of the Year for MyndMove, a device that helps people with paralysis regain movement.
The IDAPT (Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology) Centre for Rehabilitation opens at Toronto Rehab. This facility is home to more than 13 state-of-the-art labs, workshops and research spaces.
Toronto Rehab joins the University Health Network because of the shared desire to strengthen care, research and education within the field of rehabilitation.
The federal and provincial governments commit to spend $36-million for construction of a 60,000-square-foot research facility at Toronto Rehab dedicated to studying people and their environments.
Geoff Fernie takes over as Research Director, serves in role for 15 years.
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Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
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First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
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