All of our physicians are members in good standing with
the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Dr. Boucher is the Medical Director of Burlington Pain Care, leading a multidisciplinary team in the treatment and assessment of chronic pain. Dr. Boucher has practiced medicine since 2003 and was granted Diplomate status with Advanced Credentialing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine from the The Canadian Academy of Pain Management. He has completed additional formal training in chronic pain medicine and as a result, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has granted Dr. Boucher the authority to focus his practice in chronic pain management. He has also completed formal training in the delivery of therapeutic Botox therapy. Dr. Boucher obtained his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from McMaster University. He completed 2-years of residency training in orthopedic surgery followed by a postgraduate program in family medicine. Dr. Boucher continues to be affiliated with McMaster University as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where he teachers chronic pain management. Dr. Boucher was previously engaged as an Infantry Officer, and subsequently a Medical Officer with the Canadian Forces for seventeen years.
Dr. Sharma has practiced medicine since 2005, and obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Sharma completed 2-years of residency training in internal medicine followed by a postgraduate specialty program in emergency medicine and has been granted Diplomate status with Advanced Credentialing in Interventional Chronic Pain Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Pain Management. She is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and is a member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators as well as the Hamilton Medical Legal Society.
Currently, Dr. Sharma works as a part-time emergency physician with privileges at St Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences and Joseph Brant Hospital, and is a coroner for the province of Ontario. She is also the regional WSIB low back pain expert. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with McMaster University as an assistant Clinical Professor and is an assessor with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), Peer Review Program. She is the medical director of Nina’s Place, the Regional Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre for Halton.
At Burlington Pain Care, Dr. Sharma consults over 100 patients per week for the assessment and treatment of chronic pain and has completed formal training in the delivery of therapeutic Botox therapy.
Dr. Purdell-Lewis has been engaged in the sole practice of chronic pain medicine for over 16 years. His interest in chronic pain and injection techniques began when he trained as an anesthetist in the United Kingdom in 1966 and continued through to 1970 when he was granted Fellowship in Anesthesia of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. His understanding in the intricacies of dealing with people was greatly advanced by 13 years as hospital Chief of Medical Staff/Vice President Medical, as well as by 2 years as President of the University of Alberta Hospital Medical Staff, and Partner in Medical Management Consulting.
Since working at the Burlington Pain Care, Dr. Purdell-Lewis has taken an interest in patients with complex and challenging pain problems and uses injection techniques, medication and psychological support as effective tools to manage pain. He has been actively involved in McMaster Undergraduate MD Education and related activities, and in 2012 he was appointed to the position of Clinical Professor at McMaster University. His work with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as a Preceptor and Assessor is a reminder that great care and caution is needed with all treatments.
Dr. Rabinovich is a registered Orthopedic Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University, followed by a Doctor of Medicine and orthopedic surgery degree at McMaster University. He completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, Texas, USA).
Dr. Rabinovich is a member in good standing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), and the Canadian Medical Protective Agency (CMPA). In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA), Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Ontario Medical Association (OMA), Ontario Orthopaedic Association (OOA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), and the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (COFAS). Dr. Rabinovich is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University educating medical students, residents and fellows.
He specializes in adult and pediatric general orthopedics with an interest in extremity reconstruction and complex foot & ankle surgery and has been in practice since 2009. His focus is to advance the field of Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine and provide people with novel therapies for ailments of the musculoskeletal system, as well as to provide comprehensive diabetic foot care management. At Burlington Pain Care, Dr. Rabinovich provides advanced pain management techniques, such as nerve blocks, joint injections, leading-edge physical therapies, and functional bracing, in addition to researching and developing innovative techniques in the management of acute and chronic pain management for musculoskeletal ailments.
Dr. Cooper has practiced medicine since 1998, and obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Science as well as his Doctor of Medicine degrees from McMaster University. He completed additional training in advanced Cardiac, Pediatric and Trauma Life Support, as well as Emergency Department Ultrasonography. Dr. Cooper has been granted Diplomate status from the Canadian Academy of Pain Management, and has advanced training in pain management, low back pain assessment and treatment, and optimizing pain relief. He is certified with CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) as a Safe Opioid Prescriber, as well as with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for prescribing medicinal marijuana.
Dr. Cooper has spent a decade working as a family and emergency physician in rural Australia, British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic. Currently, he works as an emergency physician at the Georgetown Hospital, along with his work at Burlington Pain Care in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain.
Dr. Rhythm Gumber is a mindful and innovative General Practitioner with focused practice in Hospital medicine, Integrated Pain Management and Mind Body Medicine. Rhythm completed his residency in Family Medicine at University of Manitoba and currently works as Staff Hospitalist at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville and is also an Associate professor at McMaster University.
Being a big advocate of Integrated Health, Rhythm applies various integrative approaches such as Mindfulness, Contemporary Neurofunctional Acupuncture, Medical Cannabis, and Optimizing Gut Health to his Conventional pain practice.
He is currently also pursuing fellowship in Mind-Body Medicine at prestigious Benson-Henry Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and learning Dr. Terry Wahl’s protocol for management of various autoimmune disorders.
Mr. Lautenbach is Canadian Certified Physician Assistant, graduating from the Physician Assistant Education Program at McMaster University in 2013. He attended Brock University achieving a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, graduating in 2011. He has completed the Canadian Association of Pain Management credentialing course, which has afforded him the opportunity to work within the scope of pain management. Mr. Lautenbach has additional experience with respect to general surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, chronic diseases, orthopaedics and family medicine. At Burlington Pain Care, he provides collaborative management of patients with chronic pain through therapeutic counselling and procedures. In addition to assessing and consulting with orthopaedic patients, Mr. Lautenbach also performs casting/splinting, therapeutic and diagnostic aspirations, fracture reductions with the use of intra-articular and hematoma blocks and wound care management including irrigation and debridement, small digit amputations, negative pressure wound therapy, and application of various dressings.
Ms. Couture has extensive administrative experience managing referrals and patient needs in a skilled and proficient manner. She excels in administrative management and scheduling support, ensuring professional and empathetic care of our patients. Ms. Couture assists patients with booking of accessory services, facilitating additionally required treatment and/or diagnostic testing as prescribed. She is our front line for ensuring patient safety and ensuring that your visit to Burlington Pain Care is a positive experience.