London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London Ontario Canada
N6A 5A5
Phone: (519) 663 - 3337
  Clinical Neurophysiology/Electromyography
Quantitative EMG Techniques/EMG Signal Processing
Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular and Neurological Disease
Musculoskeletal/Neurological Rehabilitation
  Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurological Sciences & Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Western Ontario

Dr. Doherty completed an undergraduate degree in Physical Education (University of New Brunswick, 1986) and graduate degrees in Kinesiology (MSc Dalhousie 1989, PhD Western 1993) prior to completing undergraduate medicine at McMaster. He went on to complete residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McMaster (2000).

Dr. Doherty is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences & Rehabilitation Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. He is a consultant physiatrist at both London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care and medical director of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program, Parkwood Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Care. He was awarded as Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Function in Health, Aging, and Disease in 2005.

Dr. Doherty is Past President of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, examiner for the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, a Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging and is member of the Editorial Board of Muscle and Nerve.


Dr. Doherty’s main clinical interest is clinical neurophysiology. He is a consultant electromyographer in the EMG clinics at London Health Sciences Centre.

He is actively involved in the rehabilitation management of patients with neuromuscular disease with specific interests in muscle disease and hereditary neuropathy.

Dr. Doherty is also a consultant physiatrist at the inpatient Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program and Stroke Rehabilitation }Program at Parkwood Hospital.


Dr. Doherty’s research interests are broadly in the area of neuromuscular function in health, ageing, and disease. He holds research funding from CIHR and NSERC and has partnerships with Industry.

Specific interests include age-related changes in the human neuromuscular system, quantitative EMG techniques and EMG signal processing, clinical and electrophysiological features of peripheral nerve disease and injury, neuromuscular factors influencing impairment and disability in arthritis, and therapeutic interventions to ameliorate disability in ageing and neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Doherty supervises students in the graduate program in Kinesiology and the graduate program in Neurosciences. Interested students should contact Dr. Doherty directly via email.


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